2 Med Gulls were spotted from the marshland viewpoint this morning.
thanks to Elliott Lockyer, NKM Reserves Administrator, for reporting these.
Seen from the Marshes Viewing Point at Northward Hill on Monday 21st February:
TealWigeonTufted DuckShovelerShelduckGadwallMallardCootOystercatcherGreylag GeeseBlack Headed GullCommon Gull
There were significant numbers of Teal and Wigeon on the islands on reservoir 3, the one directly in front of the viewing point, where, as the islands at Cliffe, the vegetation was cut down during early winter.
Les EdwinsResident VolunteerRSPB North Kent Marshes
from the marshland viewpoint:
Mallard - 20, tufted duck - 30, teal - 400, wigeon - 200, little grebe - 3, lapwing - 320, gadwall - 40, shoveler - 30, coot - 160, oystercatcher -2 and 2 great crested grebes, almost in full summer plumage.
thanks to Cath Dewhurst, resident volunteer NKM, for this report