Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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Latest blog posts
  • Check everywhere!

    Our Kingfishers at this time of year are very mobile and can be found along and over any body of water on the marsh when it is not frozen. They like the white water monitoring posts and even gates but sometimes you will catch one sitting unobtrusively...
  • Not bothered....

    We same to have acquired a fairly obliging female Kestrel along the river wall at the moment and although not quite up to the antics of 'Nelson', this one has allowed several people to get some great shots as she hovers overhead before pouncing...
  • Still bobbing... if you have the patience to find him!

    Our wee little Jack Snipe has been seen during the week and was found on Africa Island (it's obvious why when you see it!) and on the bund closest to the Purfleet Hide. Jack to the right of a chunkier Common Dumpy Jack with the open stripy...
  • Reed Bunting Showcase

    Last Saturday in the glorious sunshine that accompanied our fair, Basil Thornton took a superb series of shots of a single female Reed Bunting as she fed, completely unconcerned on a couple of Reedmace heads.... Simply a fantastic collection of images...
  • A Panic Striken Day

    Evening all... a bright and blustery day on the reserve today with a stiffening wind bringing down the afternoon temperatures... Anyway, I digress... Bill Rowe had a fantastic Water Pipit in Aveley Bay this morning with the Rockits and walked into the...
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