The kingfishers appear to be incubating their second brood at the Kingfisher Hide bank, and we have several fluffy tern chicks on the large new raft. You can see them best on the monitor in reception as we have a camera pointing directly onto the tern raft.
How are you?
Thought I would pop over and tell you about our Wildlife Explorers Club that is happening on Saturday 6 July.
It's something a little different for us, and I am thrilled to say we have 5 spaces left!
On Saturday 6 July (from 11 am-1 pm) we will be taking part in one of their fabulous outdoor adventure courses.
The group voted for a bumble: This is a session unique to Harlow outdoors. A great way of building water confidence and self confidence. Involves sliding on weirs, playing team games in the river, jumping from the river bank, river crossings and bridge jumping. All clients are given buoyancy aids, wetsuits, waterproofs and helmets and all staff are first aid qualified and will have undergone BCU FST training. River’s are great places for wildlife – they live and feed on the river, we’ll be finding out more about this amazing habitat. We’ll meet at the centre and take part in an hour and a half’s activity, bring a packed lunch as we’ll have a picnic too!
This session is open to everyone over the age of 8 - parents, siblings and friends are welcome to take part in our bumble too!
If we fill all five spaces (they'll go quick so book now!) the cost will be £7 each.
Picture from Harlow Outdoor's website www.essexoutdoors.org
Booking and pre-payment is essential - book quickly!
The Wildlife Explorers Club is a club for kids to explore nature while having fun! Perfect for 6-11 year olds, although this month is differnt due to the nature of the session. We usually meet on the third Saturday of the month from 11 am-1 pm.
For more information about the club you can email us RyeMeadsWex@rspb.org.uk If you’re not a member why not join when you come, save money and get a free gift.
A male kingfisher has been pottering about today between a nest hole and a post outside the bank.
We have a Wildlife Watch from one of our hides on 29 June between 2 pm and 4 pm. You can join our lovely and experienced volunteers to find out more about the reserve and the wildlife that makes its home here. Get help spotting and identifying everything you can see. You don't need to book for this event - just turn up any time between 2 and 4, and it's free.
Our next WEx Club is on 6 July - this event is a bit different from our usual ones and we will be going offsite on this date to explore. The event is suitable for anyone between 8 and 11. Please book this event by e-mailing RyeMeadsWex@rspb.org.uk.
See you then!
So, five kingfishers fledged the nestbank today, and had finally dispersed by close of play, leaving the adults to get on with their next vital job - raising brood number two. These kingfishers normally manage three broods in a season so there should still be plenty of activity from the kingfisher hide this summer.
Well done Rye Meads kingfishers!