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

 

Watching Aircraft At Heathrow

I’m not comfortable with the fact that I love watching Aircraft as much as I do. The climate emergency is real, and its getting worse day on day, and aircraft are the third largest fossil fuel polluters worldwide. I’m very concerned about the environment, and I also enjoy watching aircraft.

I experienced intense paranoia and suicidal thoughts during the summer, and I was too scared to be at home during the day. It has eased off now, but during the summer I just had to get outside everyday. I went to Heathrow Airport on one of those summer days, and watched aircraft flying in and out of the airport. Here are a few photos from that day. You can click on the photo’s for a larger view if you wish.  Unfortunately, I do not know what types of aircraft the are, sorry.

 

 

 

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