Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Summers day at Rainham marshes

With a nice summer day at the weekend decided to head down to Rainham Marshes but due to the reserve not opening till 9:30 which slipped my mind got there a bit early but as there a fair bit of rain the night before the local finches were coming down to a water puddle in the car park giving some nice views.

Female Linnet was the first to come down

Then a selection of Goldfinches came down




Then had a walk along the seawall pretty quiet but a Whitethroat was singing and a few Sedge and Reed Warblers in the reeds. Then got into the main reserve where first sight was a group of 7 Littles Egrets feeding with a lone Redshank a group of Black-tailed Godwits and a big Shelduck family with 9 fledging not bad for the edge of london.

Then walked around the trail with the warblers in full song and a few Little Grebes in the channel including a nice young one.

Young Little Grebe
Then walked around the Dragonfly pool where there were quite a few Bearded Tits around even with the wind blowing with at least 6 present with some birds still feeding young.

Bearded Tit



Then around the pool had a Emperor Dragonfly lying eggs and my first Ruddy Darter of the year.

Emperor Dragonfly egg lying

Ruddy Darter

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