A short break back in Suffolk, mainly family business, but of course an opportunity for a bit of birding on route😀 We were quite lucky on the road with the Insulate Britain protests seizing up the motorways left, right and centre we went straight up the middle and through the tunnel no problem !! We arrived at Rainham Marshes in good time, the reserve doesn't open until 9.30 so our arrival at 9.40 was well timed, unfortunately despite fortress like security with, metal grills and 2 drawbridges the reserve visitor centre had been broken in to😟 Obviously the RSPB will be hurt financially, not least because Margie was planning to buy at least 4 Cheese Scones and with the Café shut for the day, disaster!!
We started around the reserve, the first pool had several Egrets on it mainly Little Egrets but one Cattle Egret at the back!
|Collared Dove in the Car Park|
|Little Egret showing a nice Yellow Foot|
|Shame it stayed at the back of the pool!|
|Kestrel on Mound|
|Kestrel on post|
|Rainham views with the bridge in the background|
|1st Calendar year Yellow-legged Gull|
|YLG in pursuit of BHG|
|The Gull again!|
|What knob built a huge white warehouse in front of that skyline!?|
|Thames boat by Margie!!|