Guest blog by Pat, one of our volunteers. He's written up all of the wildlife that he saw today!
RSPB Rainham Marshes - Sunday 12th September
Highlights:- Pintail, Water Rail, 40 Avocet, Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 3 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, 5 Bearded Tit, Sand Martin, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail
Total species experienced 69
Pheasant, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Water Rail, Moorhen, Coot, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 40 Avocet, Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 3 Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 5 Bearded Tit, Sand Martin, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Wren, Starling, Blackbird, Robin, Whinchat, House Sparrow, Dunnock, 3 Yellow Wagtail,, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting.
Distant view of Spoonbill as taken from the Serin Mound
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