|There is usually a gaggle of geese on the foreshore, in the vicinity of ...|
|The Orwell Bridge, where ...|
|... Canada Geese, in particular, gather to feed.|
|There were Oystercatchers at the water's edge last Saturday ...|
|... and I'm wondering about the bird on the right. A Mallard, end on?|
You can read more about the Skylark here on the Southend RSPB pages. What is it about this bird that gives us all such a 'lift'? There is a quotation from Wilfred Gibson's poem, but I prefer Shelley's classic take on the subject, which you will find here. You might also enjoy the Skylark selection here.
First 2012 sighting: