Monday, 9 May 2016

Rainham Marshes

Had a walk around the reserve today and then a look at Aveley Bay just before high tide. Highlights were two Common Sandpipers, three Hobbies, seven Greenshanks, one Whimbrel, one Sanderling, one Dunlin and six Ringed Plover.

A hoverfly Rhingia campestris

Dock Bug Coreus marginatus lots of these in the cordite

Goldfinch

Reed Bunting

Marsh Frog plenty of these around the reserve

rubbish shot of Sanderling, Dunlin & 2 Ringed Plovers

one of the seven Greenshanks pushed off the shore at high tide and flew to the reserve