The first of three recordings (the others are here and here).
I’d been wanting to visit the Essex Wildlife Trust reserve at Fingringhoe Wick for quite some time. Although it was a public holiday today, the weather was overcast and a little bit chilly, so I think that kept away the hordes and made it a pleasant and quiet trip out.
The site is pretty big, and this was the first place that I discovered after wandering down towards the River Colne. I thought that the bird hide would be full of twitchers, so I pitched up on the river bank next to this big tree. It was a little bit breezy and there were no aeroplanes overhead for the whole 10 minutes of this recording (a rarity during the day time). There is also an assortment of sea faring birds which you can hear in the middle and longer distances.