The weather forecasters predicted a fine sunny day, and so it was, a short journey through the Dartford tunnel and I found myself at Rainham RSPB, unfortunately everyone else had the same idea, I think I'm getting anti-social in my old age.
There was a 'mixed bag' of birds on show today, the walk through the woodlands produced good numbers of Redwings on show again but still quite camera shy.
|Male reed Bunting|
A Wren decided to perch out in the open and burst into its song allowing me to get a couple of photographs, not so camera shy this one, this is one of my favourite photographs of this bird .
A quick look at the Dartford warbler winter territory revealed a couple of flight views as it flew low across the rough grassland hiding in the scattered bushes there, another rubbish record photograph.
Lots of birds out on Wennington Marshes but always distant, another male Marsh Harrier seen quartering the distant reed beds, a Little Egret flew overhead.
|Lapwing, Golden Plover and Starling.|
A look in the MDZ hide to see if the Kingfishers were around was successful, seeing one very fast fly by, and a second view as the Kingfisher hovered very close to the hide window with a small stickleback in its beak before disappearing under the hide.
The Counterwall hide provided a short flight view of a Fieldfare, more waterfowl in the form of Shoveller, Wigeon, Teal, Moorhen. and a few Lapwing bathing in front of the hide.
As you can see, a wide variety of birds seen here at Rainham RSPB, coupled with a nice walk through the marshes in glorious sunshine.