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Rainham Marshes 08/02/2014

I had fun at Rainham Marshes because there was pond dipping, learnt all different things. Dived in a hide because there were very heavy rain clouds and it rained. We legged it to the center and got bit wet, also saw a double rainbow.

Here is a list of what we caught.

Three Water Boatman
Four Caddis Larva
Three Maylfy Nymph
Two Damselfly Nymph
Four Pond Snail
Three Shrimp
Five Water Louse
One Midge Nymph

Also kept an eye out for what birds we saw.

Lapwing, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Wigeon, Tufted, Coot, Shelduck, Magpie, Mallard, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Mute Swan, Herring Gull, Shovler, Great Black Backed Gull, Pintail, Teal, Collard Dove, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Moorhen, Robin, Reed Bunting, Curlew, Gadwall, Skylark, Pied Wagtail and a Jackdaw.

There Was also a Rat running about.

Six Planets

Have now seen the first 6 planets in our solar system.

Mercury, Venus, Earth (looked down at 'Earth'), Mars, Jupiter (inc moons Io, Ganymede, Europa, & Callisto) and Saturn (inc rings and moon Titan). Have also seen our moon and the sun which had a couple black spots on it at the time.

Hanningfield 02/02/2014

Popped into Hanningfield after Tropical Wings. I was excited when I saw the goosanders for the first time today.

Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Cormorant, Coot, Tufted, Mallard, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Great Crested Grebe, Goosander, Goldeneye, Teal, Wood Pigeon, Gadwall, Blue Tit, Robin, Great Tit, Moorhen, Magpie, Chaffinch, Canada & Greylag Geese and a Pied Wagtail.

Also saw two grey squirrals and a rabbit.

Tropical Wings 02/02/2014

Kept an eye out whilst at Tropical Wings to see what birds we could see. Saw over 40 cormorants fly over.

House Sparrow, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon, Robin, Collard Dove, Blue Tit, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, Black Headed Gull, Blackbird, Cormorant and a Great Tit.

Gorge 01/02/2014

Took a walk round the gorge had a bit rain and a rainbow.

Collard Dove, Coot, Black Headed Gull, Cormorant (26), Blue Tit, Magpie, Tufted Duck, Greylag and Canada Geese, Moorhen, Mallard, Mute Swan, Wood Pigeon, Great Crested Grebe, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Grey Heron, Long Tailed Tit, Carrion Crow.

Garden Snail, White-lipped snail, Black Ants and a two field voles under the black plates.