A visit to Rainham after work to attempt the Marsh Warbler present there the previous few days. After driving in circles and walking through housing estates we eventually found an entrance in as the main gates were locked. A walk along the seawall to the area where the bird apparantly seen earlier in the day. On arrival there was ni sign, but after a while it begun to sing its unique song. Over our stay we haerd it to mimic Blue Tit and Goldfinch etc.
Occasionally it would visit the top of the reeds to sing, but mostly stayed undercover and fighting off nearby Reed Warblers. (c) Ashley Howe
A Spoonbill was seen at range from the seawall amongst several Grey Herons.