Friday, 25 May 2012

Rainham Marshes - again this week

For the second time this week i found myself over at Rainham, this time with my dad. We arrived about half eleven and as the tide was out headed up the river.

The now usual stuff on the way all the way to the bay, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Black Headed Gull, Herring Gull & Shelduck. As we got the top heading towards serin mound we got some good views of a Hobby, a year tick for me and a life tick for dad.

Moving onto serin, Linnit, Goldfinch, Whitethroat and then more views of Hobby, then another, another, another & another; a total of 5 all close, lots of flight feeding action going on - good to watch.

courtesy of Steve Round www.deeestuary.co.uk

courtesy of Paul Gale www.galleryofbirds.com

Back in the reserve revealed much of the same as Wednesday and a few more year ticks for dad.
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