Had a good walk round Rainham Marshes today, with the best views of a Barn Owl which was flying around the Butts Hide. Due to the amount of rain that we have been having the Barn Owl was taking advantage of any dry spells to go and hunt. We also saw a large flock of 36 Snipe flying around the centre. When the Peregrine flew through Starlings and Lapwings all took to the air. Fieldfares were flying along the sea wall in front of us and Greylag Geese flew in the distance. Marsh Harriers glided over the reed beds and a Kestrel hovered whilst hunting. Rocky the Robin popped up on a branch to say hello. Today was a day with lots of birds flying around the reserve.