A lovely day at Rainham.

Limpy and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last Thursday - we decided the perfect place to celebrate was at Rainham.  The weather was beautiful, though the kingfisher and the bearded tits were determined to avoid my camera!  Here's what I did manage to get:

One of my favourite birds!  At the far end of the reserve I spotted this family:

A heron peered out from the reeds:

A cormorant flew over:

It was certainly a good day for kestrels:

These ducks were enjoying a quiet afternoon..........

........while the starlings threw a pool party nearby!

Another kestrel appeared:

As the afternoon went on more and more greylag geese arrived, all honking enthusiastically:

She looks less than impressed at the increasing noise levels!

Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.