An early morning start on Vange and a meet with Paul was again quiet , we then headed over and did a complete circuit of the Marshes to the Fobbing boundary. Highlights were 2 Greenshank, 6 Redshank & 4 Lapwing. Then on to Bowers Marsh which was also quiet with just the usual Corn Buntings on show. After this I met with Steve, where we had breakfast and then had a look at Canvey West Marsh. The 2 Summer Plumaged Black Necked Grebes were present at the far end of the flood.
Then we hit the Point, which seemed quiet to begin with until a Gannet flew upriver and banked round and flew back towards the Pier. Then out of no where Steve picked up a cracking breeding plumaged Guillemot on the water before it took off and also flew upriver. The river was the most productive today with a Kittiwake later in the day which were alerted to by others on the Seawall. We managed to miss a Fulmar and a flock of Common Scoter which strangely enough were all in the river on a WSW wind system.
Terns were represented by 20+ Common, 2 Sandwich and 3 Little, Waders were down but represented by 1 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 12 Curlew and a few Oystercatchers.
Other sightings included still 70+ Brent Goose, an adult sp Med Gull and a cetacean that was not a Harbour Porpoise and by the way it was seen to move, the speed and the size of the dorsal fin all seemed to point to a Dolphin sp possibly (Bottle Nosed)