August, 2011

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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Rainham Marshes

  • Today on the marshes...

    A good selection of stuff today with three each of Buzzard and juvenile Marsh Harrier through the site and Hobbies being seen most of the day. Turnstone and Knot were pick of the waders and Yellow Wagtails are still to be found out amongst the cattle while Goldfinches and Linnets are massing.

    Two Harbour Porpoises were seen again in Aveley Bay and a juvenile Kittiwake flew up river.

    Easterlies for the rest of the week so fingers crossed! Already more warblers around with several Reed and Sedge Warblers and three bright Willow Warblers and Whitethroats around the centre.

    Willow Warbler (Brenda Clayton)

    Whitethroat (Brenda Clayton)

  • The Water Rail Family Part Deux

    Just lots of great images from the weekend...

    A satisfying scratch!  (Les Harrison)

    These three by David Bradnum

    Neil Phillips

    Matthew Foakes

  • Wondrous water rails!

    Bit of a picture deluge to come of the showy Water Rail family at the weekend!

    Will start with some video by budding birder Matthew Foakes (read about him in the latest Birdwatching Magazine!). I will add some more images in a little while.

    Note the black fluffy chick popping into view!