Started at the Ingrebourne Valley and had a good year tick with a Marsh Harrier over, but the pull of the Slaty -backed gull got to much, so went to see if it was still there with the other 700 birders but no luck. Myself and Martin Redfern done a quick circuit to see if we could locate the gull some where else after looking for it on the tip for 2 hrs but no luck. Then got home and Dave the beard had found 32 Waxwing in sainsbury carpark in Hornchurch, so I went back out again.
A first winter Waxwing
Some of the crowd looking for the slaty- backed gull at Rainham Marshes
The Mistle Thrush was not to pleased with the Waxwings having all its berries.