Friday, 28 August 2015

Rainham Marshes

Spent most of yesterday at Rainham, still a good selection of waders including 32 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Ruff too far away to photograph today, as were all the waders, 2 Common and 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, didn't see any shanks today but there were 3 Snipe. Still fair numbers of Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats and Blackcaps and a couple of Reed Warblers and Lesser Whitthroats. Could only see 1 Yellow Wagtail on targets feeding close to the cattle, while two a male & female Wheatears were along the foreshore. Plenty of Swallows & Martins but no Swifts seen today.

Had a go at some close-up photography but the wind at times made it difficult, well that is my excuse!
Holly Blue in Cordite

Holly Blue in Cordite

male Dolichopodidae of the genus Argyra

Speckled Wood in the Cordite

Small Tortoiseshell near Targets viewing platform

Bombus pascuorum? I think taken near the targets viewing platform
Small Tortoiseshell near targets viewing platform

Migrant Hawker male dragonfly sculpture pool

Migrant Hawker taken at the dragonfly sculpture pol