Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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  • Baby Boom...

    With a glorious September behind us it was not surprising that our Common Lizard population boomed. 2014 had been a poor year for them here and we reckon that many got flooded out and drowned during the very mild but incredibly wet winter. However...
  • Duck in trouble

    Peregrine activity is on the up now and both pylon adults taking on wildfowl on the marsh. I caught this pair in action the other day as they tried to finish of a downed Teal out on the Target Pools.... the poor duck kept diving in the shallow water to...
  • Southbound or not....

    That is the question.... Green Sandpipers nest in the far north in the Taiga zone but other than a brief window in between mid-April and Mid June they always seem to be here. Some migrate further sound but you are just as likely to put one of these skittish...
  • Caught on camera...

    We still have our trail cameras out on the marsh that we used to check for foxy incursions during the breeding season and it is quite surprising what actually triggers them to snap... For the most part it is the cattle ambling round and munching away...
  • Furry Jumper

    Back in the spring I found several of our largest Jumping Spider (Marpissa muscosa) holding territory on the benches in the Cordite Store. They were great fun to watch as they stalked the numerous Face Flies (Musca autumnalis) that also called them home...
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