Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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  • Warming up for some last minute hunting

    With such generally mild conditions it is not overly surprising that there are still some Common Darters to be seen out on the trails along with the odd Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and even a Holly Blue! Thanks to David Hicks for the shots...
  • 13c..... crazy times

    It may have dropped a few degrees by the end of play but yesterday it was by and large a glorious day... Five different Marsh Harriers have been seen making a total of eight since Friday (including Mr Wonky with his damaged leg who was seen on Wednesday...
  • The Great British Scrape Off...a masterclass

    The work has continued apace on the de-vegetating the Purfleet Scrape and to re-profile the islands and bunds. It may look a bit drastic and bleak but the birds are already returning and Ian the Master Scraper JCB driver from Pearls, has been using his...
  • Mammals of Essex - a book signing Saturday 29 November

  • Harrier Heading South

    Not directly relating to the reserve, but having had four juvenile ringtail Hen Harriers head south through the marsh this autumn I thought that a little piece on the movements of a satellite-tagged bird from South West Scotland would be appropriate especially...