Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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  • Mild means keep going!

    The amazingly mild autumn that we have had so far is prolonging the life of a good number of Mesembrina meridiana on the wing along with Eristalis tenax hoverflies, Clouded Yellows, Red Admirals, Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters.... Mesembrina...
  • Wheatears out - Stonechats in

    Chats are moving south, but some are stragglers from the far north like the late Wheatears are on their way to Sub-Saharan Africa and will keep on moving while others like our dapper little Stonechats may have come from not so far north and are just as...
  • Works on Wennington

    Hi everyone, To ensure a nature reserve good for wildlife a lot of work goes into habitat work . We can't just leave the land - succession would take over and woodland would take over (woodland is great, but not for all wildlife. We need a variety...
  • Check them 'shanks...

    Our Redshanks are starting to come back from their Icelandic breeding grounds (our breeding birds have already moved south) and about 120 are now commuting between feeding on the mud in Aveley Bay and on the Kent side between the Darenth Barrier and Erith...
  • Hurricane Gonzalo is whipping things up

    The tail end of this Atlantic storm is currently thrashing parts of Britain and the Thames basin is getting a taster at the moment with a howling westerly sweeping down the river, raising white horses and sending a shimmer of spray through the air. Some...
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