Sunday, 17 November 2013

Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve

An afternoon visit in dull, cold conditions provided the following species:-
Little Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Common Teal, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Western Marsh Harrier (1), Common Kestrel (2), Peregrine Falcon (1), Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Golden Plover (c200), Northern Lapwing (c200), Eurasian Curlew (4), Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, European Stonechat (1), Common Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler (4), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Starling, House Sparrow, Common Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch.
A female Merlin had been observed earlier in the day but unfortunately did not show during my visit.

                                                             European Stonechat
                                                            European Goldfinch

                                                            Northern Shoveler

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