A late afternoon trip to Ferry Lane, Rainham, eventually produced a smart Short Eared Owl, hunting at twilight over the silt lagoons. Hopefully I'll enjoy many more of these lovely birds over the coming winter months. Unfortunately it was far too dark for pics by the time it was seen.
It was also really good to meet fellow birder, Marco, for the first time and discover after a brief chat, a family connection. Well, sort of.