Monday 25 March 2013

Ferry Lane monday 25th march

Very cold again today,  therefore plenty of activity down on the riverside in the shelter of the seawall.     Some splended birds finding what food they could,  and on the menu again today was the precious Sea Slater,   and searching for these were,  2 female Black Redstarts,  1 male Black Redstart,  2 male Wheatears,  one is a 1st summer bird, female Stonechat, Grey Wagtail,  Common Sandpiper and a good number of Wildfowl and Waders.

Friday 22 March 2013

Wheatear on the foreshore Friday 22nd March

This 1st summer male Wheatear has now took to the foreshore at Rainham to find food.     After walking Bonnets Hill and giving up through the cold I took a trip to Rainham where it was colder.  Nice to be home!

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Rainham Weds 20th march

This beautiful male Wheatear was with the Black Redstart on the waste ground at Coldharbour Lane today,  our first one of the spring.

2 of these together. 

Sadly not an uncommon sight.

Monday 18 March 2013

Waxwing Update monday 18th march

7.30 am,   not a berry left on the bushes,   not a Waxwing left to be seen,  bon voyage!

Sunday 17 March 2013

Waxwings Swan song? Sunday 17th march.

I was leading a health walk at Dagnam Park this morning when I got a call from Russ Sherriff to say he had seen Waxwings at the Harvester and he couldn't stop,  so at 12.15 when I had finished I past the harvester and there they were.   They must have smelt the cooking because I don't know how they find those few berries hiding away in a dark corner but they did.   41 Waxwings feeding ravenously on the last berries on their way back to Scandanavia.   The main Cotoneaster bush is in Waynes car wash and if they are working tomorrow the birds might not be there,  but they must feed and there are berries left.   Wonderfull birds,  when will we see them here again?