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Kingfisher Rainham Marshes 10/05/2014

Saw the Kingfisher again today, was sitting on a branch trying to get its young to come out of the nest with a fish.

Skylark, Collard Dove, Goldfinch, Little Egret, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Starling, Greenfinch, Carrion Crow, Black Headed Gull, Shelduck, Mallard, Coot, Lapwing, Sand Martin, Chaffinch, Swift, Magpie, House Sparrow, Sedge Warbler, Moorhen, Grey Heron, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Pochard, greylag, Marsh Harrier, Reed Warbler, Cetti Warbler, Wren, House Martin, Kingfisher, Jackdaw and a Gadwall.

Glow worm, Orange Tip, Green Veined, Common Blue, Butterfly, 7& 21 Spotted Ladybird, Marsh Frog, Azure Damselfly, Black, Meadow & Wood Ant, Shrew, Common Lizard, Slug, Spider, Garden Snail, Pill Woodlouse, Cuckoo Spit, Caterpiller, Millipede, Centipede, Great Black Slug.

Rainham Marshes 03/05/2014

Went to Rainham Marshes in the afternoon to try and see the Kingfisher and was lucky to see it. Also saw a bearded tit and cuckoo for the first time. There was a also two great crested grebe's doing a dance together.

Goldfinch, Mallard, Shelduck, Lapwing, Canada Goose, Coot, Starling, House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Collard Dove, Mute Swan, Buzzard, Hobby, Shovler, Black Headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Whitethroat, Grey Heron, Robin, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Sedge Warbler, Jackdaw, Wheater, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Skylark, Cetti Warbler, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Pochard, Reed Warbler, Bearded Tit, Great Crested Grebe. Cuckoo, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Blackcap, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Whimbrel and a
Meadow Pipit

Peacock, Orange Tip, Green Veined Butterfly, Marsh Frog, Centipede, Millipede, Black, Meadow and Wood Ants, Slug, Lipped Snail, Earwig, Earth Worm, Daddy Long Legs, Spider, Gnat, Common and Pill Woodlouse, Blue Tailed Damselfly, Water Vole & Common Lizard, Stoat, Caterpiller

Kingfisher Club Gorge 03/05/2014

Did somw bird watching when at the Kingfisher club and saw a Caroline Wood Duck, which we think must have escaped from somewhere. The female is not as colurful as the male that we saw last month in Florida.

Grey Heron, Little Egret, Black Headed Gull, Dunnock, Buzzard, Cormorant, Blackcap, House Sparrow, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Canada and Greylag Goose, Mallard, Wood Pigeon, Collard Dove, Caroline Wood Duck (female), Ghost carp, Carrion Crow, Robin

LIzards at the Gorge 27/04/2014

Had another good day looking under the plates, saw 22 slow worms and 2 common lizards.

Robin, Greylag & Canada Goose, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Wood Pigeon, Cormorant, Mallard, Black Headed Gull, Reed Bunting, Blue Tit, Whitethroat, House Martin, Magpie, Long Tailed Tit, Kingfisher, Wren, Collard Dove

Green Veined & Speckled Wood Butterfly, Flesh Fly, Spider, Garden Snail, Blue Bottle, Gnat, Blue Tailed Damselfly, Black Ant

Chafford Gorge 26/04/2014

Was first time that I saw a merlin, plus a new record of 22 slow worms.

Grey Heron, House Martin, Magpie, Starling, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Wood Pigeon, Mute Sawn, Cormorant, Mallard, Greylag, Moorhen, Canada Goose, Whitethroat, Robin, Coot, Little Egret, Carrion Crow, Long Tailed Tit, Blackbird, Collard Dove, Merlin

Blue Tailed Damselfly, Fly, Daddy Long Legs, Bluebottle Fly. Hoverfly, Black Ant, Garden and Lipped Snail, Green Veined, Speckled Wood, Large White & Peacock Butterfly