After working the foreshore with little luck i head towards the viewing mound and find a group of Jackdaw mobbing what at first appears to be a raptor, raising my bins i am then in almost disbelief in discovering it was a Bloody Raven!!! I quickly rung Jono who is at the centre to raise alarm but the bird quickly disappears north over the A13 before anyone could pick it up, though the bird did appear to drop over aveley tip.
This surely must be the bird seen over the reserve last week, so lets hope it lingers for all to see.
Elsewhere there was little to report bar a juvy Marsh Harrier, 3 Winchat and 4 Stonechat.
Rainham Yearlist: 143 Goldcrest (from last weekend)
144 Raven (Rainham and London tick)