Sorry but it has been a busy week...
So, some sightings to keep you going for the last few days.
Autumn migrartion is under way with regular Whinchats, Wheatears, Yellow Wagtails and a variety of warblers being reported now including some good Willow warbler counts. Spotted Flycatcher and the first of the returning Redstarts have been seen and a young Turtle Dove was in the car park briefly on Thursday morning.
Hobbies are becoming very active and we are hoping to attract a few more passage waders over the coming weeks...
RSPB Rainham Marshes: Whinchat, pr Stonechat, Wheatear, 12 Swift, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, Egyptian Goose, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Willow warbler, 4 Bearded Tit, 4 Buzzard, 4 Hobby
RSPB Rainham Marshes: Turtle Dove, Common Redstart, 12 Willow warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 12 Common Tern, 4 Snipe, Kingfisher, m Marsh harrier, 2 Hobbies, Green Sandpiper Buzzard
RSPB Rainham Marshes: Black Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern, 19 Common Tern, 76 Stock Dove, 5 Kestrel, 15 Whitethroat, 6 Reed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 14 Cormorant, 8 Meadow pipit, Peregrine, Oystercatcher, 38 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 3 Avocet, 31 Lapwing, 6 Common sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover6 Greenshank,, 8 Common Snipe, 5 Wheatear, Whinchat, 17 Sand Martin, 3 Blackcap, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, 8 Bearded Tit, 6 Swallow
Spot Fly - John Humble
Willow Warbler - Russ Sherriff
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