White Tailed Plover - Rainham Marshes (not Merseyside!)
Just 6 weeks since doing the 500 mile round trip to see this mega rare wader in Merseyside, my 2nd of the year (surely the same bird?) turns up on my door step, just a 15 minute drive away at Rainham Marshes! Better views were had here (not looking through a fence helps!) If it stays the 1st for London and Essex will surely pull in a massive crowd over the coming days.
My name is Monkey, obviously that is not my real name, my parents were not that cruel. It comes from the 1980s band The Blow Monkeys and has shortened to Monkey. Anyway, it could be worse as well as a dodgy surname my parents could have really stitched me up with a girly middle name....how could I forget, they did. Lindsay! Thanks.