A smattering of bird news on a very wet and wild week with the Barn and Short-eared Owls still putting on a show when the weather is condusive but today was all about the skies...

From double rainbows...

To moody cloud scapes over the high tide

To not quite sunset Independence Day moments

Some other ornithological highlights from recent days...

RSPB Rainham Marshes: Firecrest, Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, 12 Pintail,  Ruff, Little Egret, Redwing; 9 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 25 Avocet, 6 Bearded Tit, 11 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Redwing (Gavin Stewart) 12 Curlew, 692 Dunlin, 31 Redshank, 63 Common Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Egyptian Goose, 5 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, 37 Avocet, , 300 Black Tailed Godwit, 11 Snipe, Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 6 Skylark, Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit. Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Redwing, Song Thrush, Stonechat, Water Pipit, 40 Meadow pipit,  2 Rock Pipit

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