Hen Harrier Day 2016

Hen Harrier day

I collected Roy so we could attend the Hen Harrier Day 2016 at RSPB Rainham marshes... It was a very hot day and the event was very well attended including the celebrity speakers Chris Packham, Mark Avery, Charlie Moores and Mike Clark, all the speakers gave very passionate and factual speeches.

When the talks were over Roy and I had a lovely walk around this fantastic reserve, the reserve was bursting with Goldfinch (100+) we struck on a beautiful female Bearded Tit for around 5 minutes or more showing extremely well to sometimes very close quarters.

Some of the other species we connect with were Little Grebe,Swift, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow, Whitethroat, Little Egret, Buzzard and Shelduck to name some.

After a spot of picnic lunch and a look around the shop for treats we called it an end to a very nice day. 

Melvin Shepherd-wells