Saturday, 4 April 2015

Medway Estuary Boat Trip

A great boat trip out from Otterham Quay, Rainham following the circular route indicated. Still early in the season but a good opportunity to see some of our estuary birds readying themselves for the breeding season ahead. Mediterranean Gulls were fairly much in evidence and there were probably around c30+ among the more abundant Black-headed Gulls.

We'd hoped to come across our first Sandwich Tern for the year and was a little surprised to come across around 50+. Other sightings included 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, c300+ Brent Geese, 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Tufted Duck and as we headed back, we managed our first Swallow of the year.


Route taken over the high tide, c3 hours
Herring Gull
Marsh Harrier

Mediterranean Gull

Sandwich Terns

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