Friday, 1 May 2015

Back to Rainham

Returned to Rainham this afternoon, the Pectoral Sandpiper was seen yesterday afternoon si I wanted to give it another go. Boom! I got lucky it was still there on the target pools viewable from the viewing platform. Had great views through my scope, but with the heat haze I didn't get any pics, great bird though. While watching the pec a Peregrine cruised across the pools and the sandpiper almost disappeared in the mud as it hunkered down! Drake Garganey was also still present and my first Cuckoo of the year in the woodlands.
Targets

Peregrine glides over


Whitethroat lots of these about now

another or the same Peregrine over the northern boardwalk


Goldfinch