Tuesday 16 February 2016

Rainham RSPB 16/2/16

The plan was to catch up with the Brambling that has been present around the feeders in front of the centre for the last few days, arrived on site latter than planned around 07:40, freezing cold, all the duck were on the river due to the overnight freeze (coldest night of the winter so far?).

The Brambling didn't take long to show, sticking to cover though, managed a ropey record shot!

Further along the seawall a pair of Stonechat showed remarkably well, the male really looking smart now.

Stonechat with breakfast.....

Nice to see some winter thrushes here to, showed well in the morning light.

Reed Bunting 


  1. Cracking Redwing shot, almost feel that cold air on my lungs!

  2. Wonderful light on the Stonechat. I saw my first ever Brambling in - of all places - a car park in Gateshead! But that was many moons ago.

    run a bird blog 'link up' on my blog and wondered if you would be at all interested in joining in - it opens weekly on Wednesdays and has about 40 or so regular participants from around the world - more always welcome.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne