Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley

    Kortnebbgås - Sightings, 7 Feb.

    Hi Folks! Today began with the news that THEY have been seen again... - the beardies of course! This is great news especially as it has now been twenty days since they were first reported. Today’s sighting was of two birds in the reedbeds at Old...
  • Dee Estuary

    Sunday 7 February 2016 - Today's highlights

    Barn owl by Anthony Lovatt Barn owl - 1 along railway line Black-tailed godwit - 500+ on scrape Ruff - 4 on scrape Dunlin - 20+ on scrape Water rail - 1 in front of reception hide Kingfisher - 2 over mere pools Bullfinch - 1 in...
  • Rye Meads

    The most elusive bird of all

    Butterbump, Bogblutter, toasted Heron... there are many names for a Bittern. But before you all get excited, we haven't seen one this weekend! However I thought you might appreciate an update on the movements we've observed of them so far this...
  • Hayle Estuary

    Hayle Estuary Litter Pick and Beach Clean

    Please be advised that there is no litter pick event in February. The next litter pick will be on the 13th March. Future dates and details can be found on the Events pages of the website:
  • Northward Hill

    Northward Hill RSPB, the home of the Heronry

    As the village sign for High Halstow proudly displays, it is the Home of the Heron, nearly 150 pairs of grey herons nest in the trees at Northward Hill. Activity at the heronry starts early in the year and continues through spring, when the young herons...
Latest photos
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Strange-Looking Pheasant

My best guess is a juvenile male pheasant. Never seen one like this before so if anyone knows different...
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Sunbathing grey heron

In the Shooting Butts Hide, we met a lovely volunteer called Sheila and she suggested I posted this photo...
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Sunset over Rainham Marshes

Sunset over the thames, just a walk away from the RSPB Rainham Marshes
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Sunset over the marsh 24/05/2012

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Sunset over the marshes

Taken during evening opening 21st July. When it gets too dark for the birds at least there's the...
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Sunset over the Marshes, Big Wild Sleepout

Had a great time at the Big Wild Sleepout. I wasn't to sure before I thought it might be a more family...
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Swan in Rainham Marshes
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Swan so graceful

To my delight came across this swan today on the marshes we got along fine and I am sure he posed for...
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I photographed this swan from the walk way beside the Kingfisher hide.
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The frog was swallowed just after this shot, there was a very prolonged 'playing' with his lunch...
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The foreigner and the (not so) commoner - Harlequin and Two spot ladybird

The Harlequin ladybird is a non native species that originally comes from Asia. Its hungry appetite is...
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