Monday, 25 March 2013

Sub zero Rainham

Water Pipit
A quick trip to Rainham this evening to walk the foreshore from Coldharbour car park to the visitor centre and back. It was absolutely freezing with the breeze making it feel even colder than it was.
I found the following during my visit.....3 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 10 Great Crested Grebe plus the usual, Redshank, Teal, Shelduck, Lapwing, Shoveler, Little Egret, Snipe, Water/Rock and Meadow Pipit. A large flock of 30 plus Linnet, a Kestrel, Skylark etc etc.
On Wennington I was surprised to find a very large gathering of gulls including Herring, LBB, Common and Black headed but no surprises, also here were Canada, Greylag and the Ross's Goose that's been around the area for a while now. Following a large ship up the Thames was a Little Gull and three Kittiwake.
All in a nice bit of activity despite the cold weather holding back many of the spring migrants.

Water Pipit

Water Pipit

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