After a hot and sunny day yesterday it looks like being even hotter today and so Ellie and I were out early on the reserve. This is how it looked.
A few across the marsh
One of the reserve ditches
The sea wall fleet and it's wide reed beds from the sea wall, noisy this morning with Reed and Sedge Warblers
The Sea Wall hide
Which was being used as a perch by this pair of Oystercatchers
The sea wall fleet at ground level, it is almost a mile long and was probably created when the soil for the sea wall alongside was dug
Horsetail, a very invasive water weed that is clogging up a lot of ditches and fleets on the reserve
as this photo shows
A side ways look at the flower of Goatsbeard
And lastly, Spiny Rest-harrow, the only place on Sheppey that I know of it growing.