Thursday, 3 September 2015

Rainham Marshes

Visited the reserve this morning, bird wise it was slightly quieter than two days ago, but I was pleased to see two Spotted Flycatchers together in the Cordite. They were high at the top of one of the horse chestnut trees, characteristically flycatching and at times squabbling! There were still 3 or 4 Lesser Whitethroats near the bus stop along with Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.
this young Goldfinch showed nicely!

lots of Common Lizards seen today 20+ all young ones apart from three adults.
 In the woodland discovery zone with a group of five young lizards was also a young Grass Snake, but it didn't stay long enough for a photograph!
Common Dock Bug in the woodland discovery zone and on the same bush as the shieldbug below

Green Shieldbug

Long-tailed Tit in the Cordite

more Common Lizards