Saturday, April 23, 2016

Rainham Marshes

After a really successful Wildlife Explorers Group, it was only right to have a wander round the reserve.  A little annoyed that I had forgotten my memory card for the camera, the cool weather produced some interesting sightings that included a vocal Lesser Whitethroat in the Woodland, and the resident Barn Owl sitting in it's box.

Small pulses of Common Swift were evident with around 25 flying low through accompanied by
six Swallow and ten House Martin.

A Whimbrel was seen flying down river and a notable sighting of a Raven that lingered over the centre of the reserve before heading off west.

A Reed Warbler was present by the western boardwalk.

Previous sightings;

12/04/16
Willow Warbler singing in Hackney Downs Park

13/04/16
2 Swallow flew over Stamford Brook

20/04/16
2 Swift over Croxley

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