Sorry for the lack of recent sightings but the weather has precluded much in the way of movement. 

Our wintering Lapwings are slowly reducing in numbers and our own displaying breeders are well and truly back on territory!

Full on inverted tumbling - Tony O'Brien

And so some sparse sightings from the last few days...

Saturday 9th to Monday 11th March 2019

RSPB Rainham Marshes: Sand Martin, juv Glaucous Gull, 120 Shoveler, 16 Tufted Duck, 24 Pintail, 18 Gadwall, 353 Wigeon, 293 Teal, 43 Shelduck, 14 Pochard, 132 Canada Goose, 81 Greylag, 114 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, Water Rail, 43 Redshank, 24 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ruff, 4 Curlew, 223 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret,  Chiffchaff, Redwing, 7 Cetti’s Warbler, 57 Crow, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk

the rest of the week looks a little inclement so I somehow doubt we shall be getting an early Wheatear!

Anonymous