Friday, 13 February 2015


A visit to Rainham Marshes at the moment and you may notice lots of apples which have been halved and impaled on trees and fences around the centre. It looks a little like a larder of a vegetarian shrike! But these apples are proving very popular as a food source. While I was there this morning starlings, blue tits, blackbirds and possibly up to five Blackcaps were all tucking in.

Starling enjoying the apples

female Blackcap tucking in

male Reed Bunting around the feeding area

Great Spotted Woodpecker dropped in to the feeding area

Red patch on the back of the head identifies it as a male

male Chaffinch near feeding area

Blue Tit

Great Tit