Trip reports

Field trip to Rainham Marshes

Field trip to Rainham Marshes
Geoff Shoebridge

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Weather: Extremely cold NE wind (felt like 0 deg)
Species:
Canada goose
Greylag goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shoveler
Pintail
Teal
Pochard
Tufted duck
Little grebe
Cormorant
Little egret
Grey heron
Marsh harrier (M + F)
Kestrel
Sparrowhawk
Short-eared owl
Moorhen
Coot
Oystercatcher
Golden plover
Lapwing
Dunlin
Curlew
Snipe
Black-headed gull
Herring gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Great black-backed gull
Woodpigeon
Stock dove
Collared dove
Skylark
Pipit sp.
Pied wagtail
Wren (H)
Robin
Fieldfare
Blue tit
Great tit
Starling
Magpie
Carrion crow
Rook
House sparrow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Linnet
Reed bunting

(H) = heard only
52 Species

Highlights: Short-eared owl, albeit brief view. Excellent close views of snipe, gadwall and teal sufficient to see the wonderful feather detail.
Leader: Geoff Shoebridge; List compiled by: Geoff Shoebridge