Tuesday, 28 July 2009

London and Rainham over the weekend

Been up to London for the weekend on a mainly none birding trip. but we did get to visit Rainham marshes....

All in all the weather was a little bit crap so there was not a lot around: the odd Reed warbler poked his head out of the reeds, one or two Reed buntings flew over head, the usual Little grebes, Moorhens, Coots, Grey herons and Little egrets were scattered around the reserve.

Best bird of the day was a Green sandpiper ( my second for the year ) which gave some stunning views in my scope before disappearing behind the mud flats. ( I also joined the RSPB and am now a Phoenix member for the first time! )

1 comment:

  1. Rainham's at its best in the winter. Nice butterflies and dragonflies though.