Sky... we have a lot of it...

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Rainham Marshes

Sky... we have a lot of it...

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I will start of this blog post with a quick little bird re-cap from the last few days...

Highlights as follows:  It is still lovely and wet!

  • 1st w Iceland Gull, 10 Ringed Plover, 100 Black tailed Godwit, 28 Avocet, 500 Dunlin, 21 Redshank, 2000 Lapwing, 37 Greylag, 96 Canada Goose, 28 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 16 Gadwall, 440 Wigeon, 18 Pintail, 6 Stonechat, 10 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 3 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Barn Owl, f Peregrine

But the main reason for this bloglet is to showcase the stunning skyscapes that we all witnessed this afternoon as squally rain, sleet, hail and snow showers raced through on a cold westerly wind. As usual we missed most of the actual fall out but some of the views to the north and south as the overburdened clouds ejected their payload were superb and as the sun set the heavens took on the look of a well matured bruise.

14:39 Snow squall over Dartford...

15:02 The Rainham Divide...


15:05 Hornchurch getting hit and a few Rainham flakes


15:05 South London joining in in the distance but the City remains clear


16:03 The next front arrives and with it some rain and hail for the marsh


16:06 Meanwhile an Independence Day stule craft touches down in Kent...


16:25 before imploding...


16:45 But like in all good SciFi films the enemy craft is never quite destroyed


17:06 Before retreating over the horizon


Meanwhile all that atmosheric disturbance made the sky to the north look like it had gone ten heavyweight rounds....



And yes that is more snow or hail to the north of Hornchurch in the righthand side and let's not comment on the colour caused by the low late light...

There was one more treat in store for those of us that had to lock up...


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  • Great set of shots, living so far away is a pain at times as I miss the twilight action.