Trip reports

A cold day at Rainham

Male snipe singing in the rain

Saturday, 20 November 2021

It was cold and overcast with a light breeze, but we saw plenty.
Here's the full list:
mute swan, Canada goose, greylag goose, shelduck, mallard, wigeon, gadwall, shoveler, pintail, teal,
pochard, tufted duck, pheasant, little grebe, cormorant, little egret, cattle egret, grey heron,
marsh harrier, sparrowhawk, buzzard, coot, moorhen, water rail (h), lapwing, black-tailed godwit,
curlew, snipe, black-headed gull, common gull, herring gull, lesser black-backed gull,
great black-backed gull, great spotted woodpecker, woodpigeon, skylark, pied wagtail, dunnock (h),
robin (h), wren , blackbird, redwing, Cetti's warbler (h), chiffchaff, blue tit, great tit, starling,
magpie, raven, carrion crow, house sparrow, goldfinch, chaffinch, greenfinch.

(h) = heard only, Total: 54 species (Leader: Geoff Shoebridge)

Highlights were excellent views of snipe and sparrowhawk, and the cattle egret standing on a cow.