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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Rainham RSPB




October 6th

Despite perfect conditions on Sunday morning, sunny and little wind the site was pretty quiet with little movement, of course I do visit early – 7.00am so it’s perfectly likely that I miss a lot, I am usually off site by 10.00am.None the less in that time frame there was hardly any activity, Aveley Bay apart from the usual flock of Ringed Plovers was deathly quiet with not even a Curlew or Black Tailed Godwit on the mud.

A perfect morning but no birds - Canary Wharf in the distance

A Black Tailed Godwit was seen but this was on the scrape in front of the centre, other highlights were a Common Buzzard sitting on top of the Owl box and 2 Redwings over the Cordite. The Cordite produced 3 Chiffchaffs but little else in the way of migrants, no Crests seen or heard as yet.

Common Buzzard

I did catch up with the Guillemot in Barking Bay over the weekend so a good bird to add to the London List, now stands at 265.


Record shots of the Guillemot







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