“Large numbers of maturing trees are one of the most obvious features - a planting programme in the 1980’s has left more than 3,000 chestnuts, sycamores, limes and oaks that must stand out in the sparsely-wooded Blackwater floodplain. Tantalising thoughts of what might turn up there later in the migration season had to be suppressed.”

David Jobbins — Essex Birding