Date Details Sitename
Sunday 10 May

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 12:00 to 12:00, Strengthening North Easterly - Sun giving way to cloud
1 Hobby (Hunting over marsh, then drifting west) 1 Cuckoo (Flying low over marsh - then calling from cordite area) 8 Avocet [Ben Green]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 25 Apr

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 10:00 to 11:00, Chilly North Easterly - Overcast (all viewed from sea wall)
1 Cuckoo (Calling from trees by cordite store - occasionally visible ) 2 Swift (Low over the marsh flying north ) 4 Swallow (Low over the marsh flying north) 4 Whitethroat 4 Linnet 2 Skylark (A number of singing males up by the landfill) [Ben Green]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 25 Jan

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 10:15 to 12:30, Overcast, cold.
14 Pintail 2 Marsh Harrier (Female & imm.) 1 Kestrel 6 Snipe (At least.) 2 Water Pipit 3 Stonechat [Andrew Cox]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Monday 13 Jan

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 10:15 to 15:00, Dry , sunny, clouding over pm. S breeze,10c. Sightings with Brenda. VC to Ken Barrett hide & back.
12 Snipe (Purfleet scrape.) 20 Pintail (Circa.) 100 Wigeon (Circa.) 30 Shoveler (Circa.) 3 Curlew 20 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa. ) 1 Grey Heron (River.) 1 Little Egret (River.) 1000 Lapwing (Circa.) 2 Pochard (Drakes.) 10 Gadwall (Ken Barrett hide.) 50 Teal (Circa.) 1 Sparrowhawk 3 Marsh Harrier (1 male, 2 female.) 1 Barn Owl (Showing in usual box.) 2 Kestrel 500 Starling (Plus. Large flock over tip) 1000 Black-headed Gull (Plus. Huge mixed gull flocks over tip.) 1 Grey Wagtail (Ken Barrett hide.) 1 Robin (Feeding from hand without hesitation. ) [David Hale]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Thursday 21 Nov

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 16:00,
2 Yellow-legged Gull (Adults) 2 Water Pipit 3 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Barn Owl 1 Short-eared Owl 1 Kingfisher 3 Stonechat 20 Snipe 8 Skylark 150 Wigeon 1 Egyptian Goose 2 Peregrine Falcon 3 Cetti's Warbler 2 Fieldfare 12 Redwing 4 Song Thrush [Steve Grimwade]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Friday 25 Oct

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 14:30, Cloudy with SW breeze, highlights from great day spent with Terry Malby
1 Rock Pipit 8 Snipe 1 Ruff 7 Pintail 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Marsh Harrier (Splendid male) 1 Buzzard 3 Kestrel 8 Cetti's Warbler 5 Bearded Tit (At least 5 calling, not seen) 4 Stonechat 4 Redwing 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Goldcrest 12 Avocet 2 Ringed Plover 1 Green Sandpiper 3 Yellow-legged Gull 1 Ring-necked Parakeet 1 Grey Wagtail 6 Reed Bunting 25 Linnet [Matt Turner]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 05 Oct

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 16:45, Hummingbird Hawkmoth near VC
6 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap 2 Grey Wagtail 12 Cetti's Warbler (including 3 seen well) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet 1 Goldcrest 4 Snipe 3 Bearded Tit 2 Green Sandpiper 9 Stonechat (+) 4 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Kestrel 16 Avocet 1 Ruff 20 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Curlew 1 Kingfisher 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 4 Wigeon 3 Pintail 50 Meadow Pipit (+) [Simon Satchell]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Friday 12 Jul

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 10:00 to 13:20, sunny, light winds, warm
1 Wigeon (Aveley Pools) 1 Red Kite (near pylons - seen off by male marsh harrier) 5 Marsh Harrier (2 male, 1 female, 2 juv) 1 Curlew (Aveley Pools) 2 Bearded Tit (2 juveniles Target pools) [Sean Gregory]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Saturday 08 Jun

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:50 to 13:30, Mild, very windy
20 Pochard (+, many young on Butts Scrape) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Ken Barrett Hide) 5 Little Grebe (1 with 3 young by river wall turnstile, 1 other heard) 8 Little Egret 4 Grey Heron 2 Marsh Harrier (Over Target Pools) 1 Oystercatcher (Flew along river) 5 Avocet (1 on Purfleet Scrape, pair with 2 young on Butts Scrape) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Near woodland feeders) 50 Sand Martin (+, Butts Scrape) 4 Blackcap (At least) 5 Whitethroat (At least) 3 Sedge Warbler (Showed fairly well) 6 Cetti's Warbler (At least) 1 Linnet [Ben Mapp]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
Friday 17 May

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 11:45 to 16:30, Cloudy, some light rain.
7 Great Crested Grebe (River.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female.) 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 30 Ringed Plover (At least.) 1 Grey Plover (Summer plumage.) 1 Dunlin (Summer plumage.) 1 Greenshank (Purfleet scrape.) 1 Common Sandpiper (River edge.) 5 Arctic Tern (Down river.) 1 Cuckoo [Andrew Cox]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB