Trip reports

Field Trip to Rainham Marshes

Field Trip to Rainham Marshes
Maureen Heywood

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

12 RSPB members enjoyed a dry winter's day of birding with some sunshine and light south westerly winds. Highlights were a brief view of a kingfisher, a couple of ruff, several marsh harrier sightings and handsome pintail ducks.

Bird species seen:
Little grebe
Grey heron
Little egret
Cormorant
Coot
Moorhen
Pheasant
Canada goose
Greylag goose
Mute swan
Marsh harrier *
Wigeon
Teal
Mallard
Shelduck
Gadwall
Pochard
Tufted duck
Pintail *
Curlew
Redshank
Snipe
Dunlin
Golden plover
Lapwing
Ruff *
Common gull
Black-headed gull
Herring gull
Greater black-backed gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Skylark
Cetti's warbler
Kingfisher *
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Redwing
Blue tit
Great tit
Long-tailed tit
Linnet
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Pied wagtail
Reed bunting
House sparrow
Collared dove
Woodpigeon
Starling
Magpie
Carrion crow