Sunday, 4 May 2014

Rainham Marshes in Full Song!

Blackcap
Spent a few hours today walking around Rainham Marshes reserve. Bird song was everywhere, there were Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, Whitethroats, Reed & Sedge Warbler and even a Garden Warbler add all these along with Cuckoo to our resident Dunnocks, Wrens, Robins and blackbird and it felt like I was in musical heaven. I honestly sat in the cordite and listened and really didn't want to move on.

Sedge Warbler
 Came across this male Wheatear who seemed to be enjoying himself sat, well almost lying in the sun.
Wheatear











Reed Bunting
Along the northern boardwalk Reed Bunting and Bearded Tits showed fleetingly.

Bearded Tit


































Some species were already feeding young!

Coots

Four Marsh Frogs enjoying the sun

Marsh Frogs
 And I believe this is one of a number of Rudd feeding just below the surface, please let me know if it isn't!

Rudd