Saturday, 4 December 2010

Cold weather movement part deux !

Yes it was back at Rainham today for some more river action as the snow melted some more movement involved 5 Goosander (3 west 1 drake, pair east) amongst the much more commoner wildfowl.

Aveley bay

Good number of waders were seen on both sides of the river mainly involving Dunlin and smaller numbers of Redshank, Black-tailed godwit and several each of Grey Plover and curlew with a single Ruff.

who's that in the goaty ?

its Mo de niro !!

A walk to the tip to scan for gull's we find a stunning pair of Yellowhammer along the cycle track a scarcity now at rainham and for most london sites, on the tip we find a 1st winter Caspian gull and an adult Yellow-legged gull but no white wingers.

A call from Dom and Dave C to say they have had a Lap Bunt on the serin mound was all to brief and coudn't be relocated after its original sighting, hopefuly it will stay as there is quite a large flock of mixed finches for company.

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