Date Site Details
Sunday 26 Sep Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 14:00, Grey, sill
Canada Goose Greylag Goose 2 Mute Swan 8 Shoveler 20 Gadwall 20 Wigeon 10 Mallard 10 Pintail 20 Teal Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon Stock Dove Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Moorhen 100+ Coot Little Grebe 5 Lapwing 0 Grey Plover Redshank Black-headed Gull Great Black-backed Gull Herring Gull Caspian Gull Yellow-legged Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Cormorant Cattle Egret 2 Grey Heron 2 Great White Egret 10 Little Egret Marsh Harrier Green Woodpecker Kestrel Jay 2 Magpie Jackdaw Carrion Crow 2 Blue Tit Great Tit 2 Bearded Tit 2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Long-tailed Tit Willow Warbler 10+ Chiffchaff Reed Warbler 3 Blackcap 2 Whitethroat 150+ Starling Blackbird [Steve Swinney]

Saturday 25 Sep Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 14:00, Grey, sill
Canada Goose Greylag Goose 2 Mute Swan 8 Shoveler 20 Gadwall 20 Wigeon 10 Mallard 10 Pintail 20 Teal Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon Stock Dove Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Moorhen 100+ Coot Little Grebe 5 Lapwing 0 Grey Plover Redshank Black-headed Gull Great Black-backed Gull Herring Gull Caspian Gull Yellow-legged Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Cormorant Cattle Egret (photo submitted) 2 Grey Heron 2 Great White Egret (photo submitted) 10 Little Egret Marsh Harrier Green Woodpecker Kestrel Jay 2 Magpie Jackdaw Carrion Crow 2 Blue Tit Great Tit 2 Bearded Tit 2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Long-tailed Tit Willow Warbler 10+ Chiffchaff Reed Warbler 3 Blackcap 2 Whitethroat 150+ Starling Blackbird Whinchat (photo submitted) 10+ Pochard [Steve Swinney]

Thursday 29 Apr Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 10:30 to 12:00, Sun & clouds. Breezy.
2 Pintail (Pair.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Imm.) 2 Buzzard 1 Hobby (Adult.) 1 Snipe 1 Whimbrel (Purfleet scrape.) 1 Ruff (Males.) 1 Common Sandpiper 5 Yellow Wagtail (At least.) 2 Bearded Tit [Andrew Cox]

Saturday 17 Apr Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 10:30 to 15:00, Sunny and very mild, highlights from 64 species recorded
2 Wigeon 2 Spoonbill (showing very well on Purfleet Scrape from river wall) 1 Red Kite (high over landfill late morning) 4 Marsh Harrier 3 Buzzard 13 Avocet (Aveley Bay) 1 Dunlin 1 Ruff (Target Pools) 4 Snipe 1 Common Tern 1 Peregrine Falcon (high over Butts Hide) 4 Sand Martin 20 Cetti's Warbler (+, extremely vocal) 8 Sedge Warbler (+) 6 Whitethroat (+) 1 Willow Warbler (singing near turnstile) 20 Linnet (+) [Ben Mapp]

Saturday 10 Apr Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 12:00, Cold and Overcast
2 Common Scoter (Pair together on the river diving and feeding mid channel) 1 Ring Ouzel (Mobile up and down sea wall , occasionally on the reserve) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Mobile around Aveley Pools) 1 Raven (Mobbed by Lapwing flying over the reserve) 1 Ringed Plover 10 Swallow (Small flock feeding over the pools) [Ben Green]

Sunday 21 Mar Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 11:30, Bright and Chilly NW Wind
10 House Sparrow 6 Greylag Goose 50 Wigeon 15 Pintail 40 Lapwing 1 Spoonbill (Flew right over head, mobile around the reserve all morning) 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Kestrel 10 Pochard 2 Little Egret 4 Linnet [Ben Green]

Sunday 07 Mar Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 08:00 to 12:00, Broken Cloud light breeze ,4 degrees celcius
1 Cetti's Warbler (seen near discovery zone calling in full view,many heard) 3 Chiffchaff ( seen in scrub along river walk) 2 Bearded Tit (male and female in reeds near discovery zone) 20 Avocet (along river walk) 2 Redshank (along river walk) 2 Stonechat (male and female along river walk) 4 Pintail (near northern boardwalk (in reserve)) 40 Wigeon 26 Pochard 1 Water Pipit (mud flats along river walk) 20 Tufted Duck 1 Little Egret 6 Teal (along river walk) 6 Gadwall [Ian Sheppard]

Thursday 17 Dec Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 16:00,
2 Raven 5 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Sparrowhawk 3 Kestrel 1 Kingfisher 12 Cetti's Warbler (At least 12 singing males) 6 Stonechat 1 Water Pipit 50 Redwing 20 Fieldfare 1 Caspian Gull (2cy ) 8 Snipe 2 Ruff 1 Goldcrest [Steve Grimwade]

Sunday 10 May Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

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]

Saturday 25 Apr Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

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]