Monday 17 January 2011

RSPB Rainham Marshes Mon 17.01.11

After a deluge of rain in the morning the day brightened up in the afternoon so I decided to walk round the reserve.   Loads of wildfowl all over the scrapes and marsh;  Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Pintail, Pochard, Tufted, Mallard, Shelduck, with flocks of geese grazing around the reserve.  There were enormous numbers of Lapwing with some Golden Plover mixed in. Saw a few Snipe in different places.  On the Target pools which like everywhere else are full of water there were also some Ruff and a few  Black-Tailed Godwits.   A hunting Peregrine and a couple of Sparrowhawks and would you believe it a Kestrel kept putting everthing up giving evidence of the colossal amount of fowl on the reserve.

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