I only had a couple of hours spare at the weekend for birding, so I spent them at the patch and added a few more for the patch year list. Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Wigeon being the better birds of the weekend, but more importantly young George(my nephew) managed a few lifers too as we went to Rainham Marshes as well. Golden Plover, Shelduck,Dunlin,Redshank and his favorite Common Snipe were new for him. It's a shame you don't see many other young birders when your out. He got about ten ticks in a mornings birding, that can't be bad.