Birdwatchers heaven down at RSPB centre

WHEN the snows come, the birdwatchers swoop down to the Rainham marshes to see the vast array and display of birds by the river.

Hawky is a keen blogger who made the following diary entry.

Yes it was back at Rainham today for some more river action. As the snow melted some more movement involved five Goosander (3 west 1 drake, pair east) amongst the much more commoner wildfowl.

Good number of waders were seen on both sides of the river mainly involving Dunlin and smaller numbers of Redshank, Black-tailed godwit and several each of Grey Plover and curlew with a single Ruff


A call from Dom and Dave C to say they have had a Lap Bunt on the serin mound was all too brief and couldn’t be relocated after its original sighting. Hopefuly it will stay as there is quite a large flock of mixed finches for company.

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