Sorry for the lack of posts but it has been a very busy few days on the reserve with people visiting to walk of the festive excesses!

And so, the last three days... some highlights

Saturday 29th December 2018

  • RSPB Rainham Marshes; f Merlin, 38 Pintail, 122 Shoveler, 18 Tufted Duck, 32 Pochard, 1000 Wigeon, 37 Shelduck, 1000 Teal, 178 Greylag, 143 Canada Goose, 8 Black tailed Godwit, Ruff, 22 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 21 Snipe, 70 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl

Goldcrest - Steve Cullum

Friday 28th December 2018

  • RSPB Rainham Marshes:- 30 Pintail, Teal, 52 Pochard, 27 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 22 Avocet, 5 Curlew, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 150 Dunlin, 57 Snipe, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, 12 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit

Snipe - Nick Smith

Thursday December 27th 2018

  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 2 1w ad Caspian Gull (Dante Shepherd) Jack Snipe, Grey Plover, 21 Avocet  120 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest, 2m1f Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Bearded Tit, Little Egret, 100 Snipe, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew, 3 Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl, 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Pipit

Marsh Harrier - Tony O'Brien

We are open as normal on Sunday and Monday before a 7am opening on Tuesday morning to welcome in 2019!

Anonymous