Monday 28 May 2018

Rainham Marshes RSPB

I met up with Phil W for a jaunt to sunny Rainham Marshes, walking along the Thames and back to the centre for cream tea and a quick explore on the southern path of the reserve before heading back. The high point of the visit was towards the end when we spotted an adult Spoonbill circling above us in the company of two Hobbies and a Peregrine! The Spoonie was one of two which have been seen on the reserve recently. An additional Hobby, four Common Terns, a pair of Marsh Harriers and two Bearded Reedlings were the cream of the other birds noted, and young Shelducks were a duckling year tick for me.

adult Spoonbill