Getting stuck into some chips just outside at the pub, The Woodman, Dartford
My third visit to Rainham Marshes was pretty poor. Johnny Bushnell and I spent most of the moring looking for Water Pipit. All we could produce were 12 Rock Pipits feeding at the side of the Thames on the RSPB reserve. An adult Yellow-legged Gull was at the Stone Barges and the only other birds of note were a male Stonechat, Little Egret and 18 Black-tailed Godwits, all at the Target Pools. Wildfowl on the reserve included, 30+Pintails, 45+Shovelers and 100's of Wigeon and Teal. Just before dark, over 50 Ring-necked Parakeets flew over the RSPB center towards Crayford Marshes on the otherside of the river.
The Stone Barges on the River Thames