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  • Forum Thread: Solway Wetlands Events - Landscape Photography on the Solway, Sunday, 14th March 2015

    Hello We have almost finalised our events for the year and I will be sending more information out shortly, but in the mean time we have a Landscape Photography workshop coming up, there is more information on our website ( www.solwaywetlands.org.uk ) Landscape Photography on the Solway Saturday...
  • Blog Post: Fancy volunteering at Rainham?

    Volunteers are vital to our work. If you've only got an hour or several whole weeks there's always something you can do. You can volunteer for us in hundreds of ways . Explore the RSPB volunteering pages to find an opportunity that suits you. Read our blog for the latest news and to see what...
  • Blog Post: Resident and Migrant birds- Nature art demonstration at The Lodge. Sun 1 March 11 am - 3 pm

    We are hoping that the weather will be fine this weekend, as we have Steve Kershaw coming to demonstrate his amazing nature art at The Lodge on Sunday. Let's hope the sun is shining and the wind is calm, then Steve will be set up at the Visitor Centre to show you his latest work, with the theme of...
  • Blog Post: Bittern Bonanza guided walk 8 March 2015

    During the cold months the reed beds at RSPB Dungeness provide a winter home for a handful of beautiful bitterns. Our experts know just where to look to find these elusive birds so wrap up warm and join us for a stroll round the nature trail to seek out bitterns and our other winter wildlife. We will...
  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide - Paul Rigby 22-28 February 2015

  • Blog Post: A sunny spring half-term day- perfect!

    After yesterday's deluge, there were times today when it almost felt like summer. The reserve has been full of families, many doing the woodpecker trail, and several groups have come back from their walk to sit outside on the picnic tables eating ice-creams! A few early bees were also out in the...
  • Blog Post: Love is in the air

    Couples across the world may be celebrating Valentine's Day today, but did you know that 14 February is an important day in the natural world. Today is traditionally the day that ducks pair up for the year, and certainly there's been a lot of amorous behaviour on the Scrape for the last few...
  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide Jerry Hoare Photography 15-21 February 2015

  • Blog Post: Show your love....

    Celebrities show their love for the climate We've brought together stars including Alison Steadman, Emilia Fox (both RSPB supporters), Stephen Fry and Dermot O'Leary in a breathtaking short film. In the two-minute film from Ridley Scott studios, these stars read Shakespeare's Love Sonnet...
  • Blog Post: Need some new binoculars? See you this weekend!

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  • Forum Thread: Further Events - Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership

    Dear all We have a few upcoming events which I have listed below, if you would like any more information about these contact me or look on our website www.solwaywetlands.or.uk : 12 th February 2015 – 13 th February 2015 Archaeology Finds Workshop Silloth Discovery Centre, 10am-4pm Following...
  • Blog Post: New RSPB telescope range now in

    This weekend we have a Binocular and Telescope Demonstration event where you can try and buy from our wide range of optics, with friendly and experienced advisors on hand to help you choose the best equipment for your needs. In addition to our usual range, we also have some excellent new models to try...
  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide - Nick Smith Photography 1-7 February

  • Blog Post: Big Garden Birdwatch weekend 2015: The scores on the doors

    We have almost reached the end of Big Garden Birdwatch weekend 2015 so here is a quick summary of how we got on here: As I don’t have a garden, I did my hour yesterday morning 09.23-10.23 on the feeders behind the visitor centre. Here are my scores: Goldfinch : 12 Blue tit : 4 Great...
  • Blog Post: Who is doing the birdwatch today?

    What have you seen? Don't forget to register for Big Garden ‪#‎Birdwatch‬ this weekend! http://bit.ly/1CU937w Are you taking part? Join our Facebook event here: http://on.fb.me/1Amhs4q Ben Hall (rspb-images.com)
  • Blog Post: Bittern Bonanza 25th January 2015

    During the cold months the reed beds at RSPB Dungeness provide a winter home for a handful of beautiful bitterns. Our experts know just where to look to find these elusive birds so wrap up warm and join us for a stroll round the nature trail to seek out bitterns and our other winter wildlife. We will...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready? Cuppa? Lets watch!

    The Big Garden Birdwatch is nearly here - it's this weekend. All you need to do is spend an hour over the weekend of 24-25 January counting the birds in your garden. It's that simple! I remember taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch with my Mum and Dad when I was little. We would...
  • Blog Post: 22 January recent sightings: It doesn't take too long....

    Good morning. It has been really rather cold this week so wildlife watching has been limited to short forays out onto the reserve. However, you don't necessarily need to be out for very long to see something good! I went out briefly on Tuesday morning and here is the view that I had of the washland...
  • Blog Post: Big Garden Birdwatch events

    The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch will soon be here again this weekend, and the team from The Lodge will be at Jordans Mill on Saturday 24 January for a day of family activities- with face painting, fat ball making, guided birdwatching walks, info on Giving Nature a Home and an actual Big Garden Birdwatch...
  • Blog Post: It's been a Ruff week!!

    In the last week we seem to have been constantly battered by storms, peaking on Thursday (15 th ). Heavy rain and hailstorms have caused water levels to rise considerably meaning the access road has been flooded and several fields are now saturated. Thankfully we have not witnessed the same scenes as...
  • Blog Post: Winter Wildlife Walk 14 January 2015

    Winter Wildlife Walk Wednesday 14 January 2015 10 am to 12 pm Cost: Members £5 and non-members £6 Have you ever wondered what wildlife there is to be found at RSPB Dungeness at this time of year? Geese, ducks and other water birds are here for the colder months here. Just this week we have...
  • Blog Post: The Big Garden Birdwatch 2015 is coming!

    Around half a million people took part last year and counted 7 million birds (in last year alone)! Count the wildlife that's counting on you! Join thousands of others and pick an hour over the weekend to discover the wildlife in your garden. Register now to receive your FREE PACK and...
  • Blog Post: New year, new things!

    We're slowly getting back into gear at Rye Meads after the Christmas break, and despite a weekend where the weather spent one entire day pouring with rain on us, and one day where the entire reserve was shrouded in freezing fog (!) we managed to gather a reasonable list of sightings together, including...
  • Blog Post: The Plan For Tomorrow : 1st January opening at 7am

    So, in a few hours time the New Year will commence in an explosion of cheers and fireworks and probably not too long after all the festivities have died down the first Robin and Song Thrush will welcome in 2015 . And so at 0700 tomorrow morning I will be opening up the reserve in the pre-dawn light...
  • Blog Post: Merry Christmas everyone...

    A bit late I know, but I have to share this wonderful video created by a regular visitor to Rainham Marshes. Sing it with me... all together now... By Bill Crooks Outstanding! Well done Bill! (at last years Christmas Fair the staff might have serenaded visitors with...