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

London Wetlands Centre

Birds of London Wetlands

Watching birds brings me so much peace and joy. Whenever I get to the wetlands, St James Park or Regents Park I’m going to take photos as a way of documenting “what was there”.

Here’s a few more bird pics.

This probably the best wildlife photo that I have taken. I am so pleased with this Robin.

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands

Birds of London Wetlands