Saturday, April 2, 2011
Rainham Marshes, Essex - 1st April 2011
A full day at Rainham, with the morning on the tip and the afternoon on the reserve, paid off with cachinnans success and a good cast of spring migrants. Scanning through the fence at the constantly moving, thousands-strong gull flocks on the tip was challenging but ultimately rewarding, with a cracking 2cy Caspian Gull, as well as a couple of Yellow-legged Gulls and an albino Herring Gull amongst the masses.
The reserve provided three Little Ringed Plovers, a pair of Garganey and eight Sand Martins, as well as a good cast of wildfowl, Buzzard, Peregrine etc.