Today the weather was appalling...
It was windy and cold and periodically very wet but two lads (Ben and Zach) stuck at it out there and with a few additions from others managed over 70 species which is quite amazing given the conditions and just goes to show what you can find if you stick at it!
I do not normally post a full list but...
RSPB Rainham Marshes: 26 Greylag Goose, 74 Canada Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 24 Shelduck, 16 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 94 Wigeon, 10 Pintail, 126 Teal, 54 Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, Pheasant, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 43 Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Feral Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 6 Moorhen, 38 Coot, 4 Avocet, Oystercatcher, 1000 Lapwing, 7 Curlew, 34 Dunlin, 26 Snipe, 20 Redshank, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 106 Black-headed Gull, ad Med Gull, 8 Common Gull, 48 Herring Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 28 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, Spoonbill, 5 Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, pr Peregrine, pr Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 22 Carrion Crow, 2 Rook, 2 Jay, 8 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 7 Skylark, Bearded Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Cetti’s Warblers, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Firecrest, 9 Wren, 2000 Starling, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, 10 Blackbird, Fieldfare, 7 Robin, 8 Dunnock, 36 House Sparrow, 3 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 14 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet, 17 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Reed Bunting
There were absolutely no bird images from today so you can have a picture (it is in colour - honest!) as a biblical deluge came down the river Thames this evening to show just how challenging the day was!
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