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  • Blog Post: Expect the unexpected!

    Remember the question I asked in my blog three weeks ago – Has Spring arrived ? Well, if it had, we seem to have had summer and autumn in the last couple of weeks and already arrived back in winter! A couple more early mornings this week to look for grouse were cold and crisp with the weather turning...
  • Blog Post: A little bit of sunshine

    Today we were joined by volunteer and birdsong extraordinaire – Andy Chapman, who took us on a walk through the reedbed and garden to discover and decipher the world of birdsong in our Birdsong for Beginners guided walk. If you read my previous blog you will know that I am a newcomer to the world...
  • Blog Post: Events update

    Rye Meads Ringing Group - Nestbox watch An update on our ringing event on Saturday 14 May.. this has now been moved to the new date of Saturday 21 May to accommodate for the majority of birds being old enough to ring on the day. Many apologies for any inconvenience and we hope to see many of you there...
  • Blog Post: A family walk around the Brecks Sunday 24 April: CANCELLED but Binocular and telescope day tomorrow still going ahead as planned

    Please note that " A family walk around the Brecks " tomorrow has been cancelled due to a lack of bookings. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. The Binocular and telescope day is still going ahead as planned.
  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide : Liz & Ken's Photography 1 - 7 May

  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide : Robin Owen Lowry Photography 24 - 30 April

  • Blog Post: How to do the dawn chorus (when you'd rather be in bed)

    Does anyone else keep getting woken up at 5.30am by the birds at the moment? When that feathered alarm clock goes off, it's tempting just to reach for the earplugs and try and snatch back a bit more sleep until the real one goes off. But somewhere deep down we know we're missing one of nature's...
  • Blog Post: A good fall!

    Wednesday (13 April) turned out to be a glorious day and lucky for some people. This year we are carrying out Common Bird Censuses (CBC’s) of all the broad-leaved woodland under our management, which totals around 170ha. The method requires 6 visits to each wood throughout the breeding season from...
  • Blog Post: Come and join in all the fun on Funday - this Saturday!

  • Blog Post: See you on 6 August...

    Here at RSPB Rainham Marshes we will be hosting a Hen Harrier Day event on Saturday 6 August (time TBC) organised by Birders Against Wildlife Crime and Mark Avery . Chris Packham will be speaking. Check back on the BAWC Hen Harrier Day website for more details from mid-May and on social media #HHDay2016...
  • Blog Post: Spring Funday and spring on the reserve!

    Blogs are like buses.. there's none for ages and then they all come along at once! Anyway, just realised we have a few things to tell you about so here we go: First and foremost.. Next Saturday (16th April) is our Big Spring Funday! The day runs from 10 am - 4 pm and there will be plenty to see...
  • Blog Post: Nature Art day returns, Sunday 10 April

    Spring is here..... and this Sunday (10 April) we are very pleased to welcome back local wildlife artist Steve Kershaw to begin this season's nature art days at The Lodge. Providing the weather is spring like!- Steve will be set up at the Visitor Information Centre between 11 am and 3 pm and the...
  • Blog Post: 6 April recent sightings: Busy times

    Good afternoon. There has been a lot going on here recently so without further ado, I will carry on where I left off on Saturday. A common toad was croaking by the pond dipping platform and a brimstone butterfly was on the wing near the car park. Two great white egrets were on the washland and a single...
  • Blog Post: Community Project 2016 - Give Sandwell Nature a Home

    Giving Sandwell Nature a Home- What’s this all about then? Giving Sandwell Nature A Home is this year’s exciting community project from RSPB Sandwell Valley about enhancing wildlife in an urban space and giving everyone in Sandwell the chance to experience...
  • Forum Thread: SWLPS - Future events from Naomi Hewitt.

    Dear all, We’ve finally had some spring like weather so here are a few things coming up in April that you might be interested in getting involved with….. Marsh Fritillary Conservation Day Weds 6 April, 10am to 3.30pm (drop in anytime and stay as long as you like) Orton Moss, close...
  • Blog Post: 2 April recent sightings: The sun is shining!

    Good morning. We have had some lovely weather over the last couple of days which has been great news. I will start where I left off on Thursday with some recent sightings: The willow tit eventually showed itself on the peanut feeder in front of the visitor centre and local photographer Ian Goodall...
  • Blog Post: Photographic Advice Drop-in Session 4th April

  • Blog Post: Take a closer look - binocular and telescope demonstration event 2nd and 3rd April 2016

    Thinking of buying binoculars or a telescope? Is your scope in need of an update? Are you looking to purchase your first pair of binoculars or upgrade your binoculars? Then this is the event for you.... Whether you know a bit or don't know where to start, come to the RSPB Dungeness Visitor...
  • Blog Post: Start of season Family Fun Day Sunday 3 April 10am-4pm

    Good morning. Although the weather isn't great this morning, we are hoping that we get some good weather next weekend, as we have our Start of Season Family Fun Day next Sunday, 10am-4pm. The theme of the event will be grazing animals on the reserve and weather permitting, there will be the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Photographic Advice Drop-in Session Today and Tomorrow

    Morning all... we have three drop in sessions for all you budding photographers over the Easter period. David Dent is in today and tomorrow and Jim Willett will be in on the 4th April. Just ask at reception for details of where the guys are on the trail and head out and meet them. £1 donation
  • Blog Post: It was a Good Friday...

    Well that was indeed a GOOD FRIDAY with one of our busiest ever days for visitors and such like. The day got going really early and the car park soon filled to capacity and we had to park people on the approach road! Weather wise it was a glorious spring day with five male and four female Common Scoter...
  • Blog Post: Spring is here at Dungeness!

    Spring is officially here! Today we have had reported sightings of our first swallow, house martin and wheatear of the year! Just in time for Easter – fantastic! Bitterns have also been heard clearing their throats and practicing small booms, they have been heard early in the morning over the...
  • Blog Post: recent sightings by Colin Bartholomew

    Photo By D Beaumont A birds eye view of parts of Mersehead, as we wait for the first of our summer visitors to arrive this is probably what they see on arrival! Speaking of which things do appear to be late this year, nevertheless skylarks are singing in abundance across the merse with over 50...
  • Blog Post: Easter Treats

    Sarah is back again with another blog post. This time about the Easter events. She writes... ---------------------------------- The time is almost upon us again, and we have some fantastic events for you this Easter holiday. Starting off with some egg-cellent Easter egg hunts. Here’s a quick...
  • Blog Post: Talks On the Wildside - Graham Ekins & The Sea Of Japan - Friday 29 April