A 05:30 start in the Cordite bags me the Long-Eared Owl at Rainham this morning, and only waiting several minutes before the bird appears, fly's towards me and lands on a stump less than 30 feet away! if only it was a tad lighter i could have got a decent pic before it upped and carried on its way.
Chiffchaff was also new for the year, a pair of Blackcaps were also seen and at least 8 Cetti's are singing.
A few pics also from the Mighty Mayesbrook
Rainham Yearlist- 106 Long eared owl, 107 Chiffchaff