A Day Of Birdwatching At Rainham Marshes RSPB

Yesterday, I visited RSPB Rainham Marshes. The weather wasn’t the greatest, but I had a wonderful time. The site is fully accessible, has a visitor centre with cafe, and some wonderful managed marshland. The birding was brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There’s no doubt that I’ll be going back there soon.

My bird of the day was definitely the Northern Pintail, with the Redwing being my second favourite. Here are a few photo’s from my visit.

Northern Pintail
Northern Pintail

Redwing

Redwing
Kestral
Kestral
Northern Lapwing with Black Headed Gull’s
Northern Lapwing
Eurasian Teal with Northern Lapwing
Northern Lapwing
Eurasian Wigeon (male)
Eurasian Wigeon (male)
Eurasian Wigeon (female)
Northern Shoveler (male)
Northern Shoveler (female)
Canary Wharf taken from Purfleet
A rainbow over Rainham Marshes

 

Walthamstow Wetlands

Unfortunately most of my photos from my trip to Walthamstow Wetlands (back in the summer) were of poor quality. My viewing point, and the time of day that I visited, meant that the contrast was too strong, leaving deep shadows. I’m particularly disappointed that I didn’t get a decent photo of the little grebe.  I must pay the Wetlands another visit.

Cormorant
Juvenile Great Crested Grebe

WWT London Wetland Centre

As you know, I love nature and I go birdwatching whenever I can. Now that I’m in London, the London Wetland Center is one of my favourite haunts. During late summer I was able to shoot dragonflies, and an early winter visit meant I could shoot some lovely shots of a heron. If you’re ever in London then it’s a lovely day out. You can plan your visit by looking at the WWT London Wetland Center website.

Although I was unable to get a decent photo of a Bittern on my last visit, two have returned to the centre in recent weeks, and it was such a delight to see. I made the mistake of taking my intermediate telephoto lens (40-150mm) instead of the 75-300mm. Maybe I’ll get a photo next time.

London Wetlands

London Wetlands

London Wetlands

London Wetlands

London Wetlands

London Wetlands

London Wetlands