Friday, 1 January 2016

New Year's Day at Rainham Marshes

With the reserve open at 7am this morning, I managed to get there for 8am and the sun was shining with little wind...a great day lay ahead. In the woodland I saw three Goldcrests a species which eluded me in 2015! At least 7 Song Thrushes were in full voice and added to a very enjoyable walk.

The Barn Owl was watching us from the comfort of his box and then another species which managed to hide from me last year, the Dartford Warbler although elusive showed fairly well at times.

counted eight Stonechats today

Kestrel showed really well along the seawall

Managed 70 species which also included Egyptian Goose, Short-eared Owl and Common Buzzard.