Highlight of the last few weeks has been up to two Little Gulls, which were seen for several days over on West Canvey Marsh. Also over on West Canvey have been singing Corn Buntings, their song is a metallic sound which some say sounds like jangling keys. Another good place to visit at the moment is the hide in Wat Tyler overlooking Pitsea Scrape, where our Avocet chicks have started to hatch and can be seen feeding with their parents, very cute! Also look out for Common Terns which are great to watch flying around the scrape. While in Wat Tyler, why not pop along to our Visitor Centre, in the aquarium at the moment are some Silver diving beetle larvae which are very impressive to see.
The image above taken at West Canvey by Paul Rowe, shows perfectly the size difference between little and black-headed gull.
Silver diving beetle larva, an impressive beastie taken by Neil Phillips