Yesterday was all about a light easterly breeze and a constant stream of small birds and Woodpigeons heading south across the Thames and a movement of Jackdaws all heading west...

Thursday 17th October 2019

  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 168 Ring-necked Parakeet, 337 Jackdaw w, 156 Linnet s, 21 Goldfinch s, 22 Greenfinch s, 31 Chaffinch s, Lesser Redpoll s, 28 Reed Bunting s, 2 Yellowhammer s, 5 Corn Bunting s, 57 Skylark s, 68 Meadow Pipit s, 12 Pied Wagtail s, 2250 Woodpigeon s, 6 Stock Dove s, 7 Swallow s, 15 House Martin s, 41 Collared Dove w, 3 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Water Pipit, 4 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush,2 Ring Ouzel, Coal Tit 4 Goldcrest, 8 Chiffchaff, 28 Robin, 16 Dunnock, 5 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Buzzard, m f Marsh Harrier, 2f Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 10 Curlew, 17 Avocet, 200 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Redshank, 12 Snipe, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 11 Pintail, 27 Pochard,

Buzzard and the Magpie - Tom Bell

Today on the other hand was blustery westerly no no real discirnible passage but a nice bonus Great White Egret in the morning!

Friday 18th October 2019

  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: Great White Egret, Common Tern, 4 Little Egret, 13 Wigeon, Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, Ruff, 67 Redshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Skylark, Swallow, Rock Pipit, 28 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Redwing, 23 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 51 Jackdaw, 2 Egyptian Goose, 11 Pintail, Water Rail, 25 Avocet, 182 Lapwing, , 384 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 7 Snipe, 2 Redshank, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 92 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Jay, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Stonechat, Wheatear, 18 Curlew, Ring Ouzel, 2 Coal Tit

Great White Egret - Jim Willett

Great White and LIttle Egrets - John Humble

Great White Egret - Tom Bell