Phil Street, Andy Tweed and Dave Smith spent six hours sheltering under this huge brolly on the foreshore today while I watched from the comfort of the centre... a great team effort today and the best tern passage up river in many years in wonderfully appalling mist, drizzle and rain!
Wednesday 30th August 2017
• RSPB Rainham Marshes: ad Roseate Tern, Little Tern, 11 Black Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern, 325 Arctic Tern, 275 Common Tern, 22 yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Common Gull, 19 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Turnstone, 16 Avocet, Curlew, Whimbrel, 2 Ringed plover, 2 Greenshank, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 21 Lapwing, 500 House Martin, 170 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow, Whinchat, Wheatear,  4 Hobby, Sparrowhawk, f Peregrine, 3 Marsh Harrier