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  • Blog Post: September update

    Time for another of my rather infrequent updates, as I STILL can't access the RSPB website from Elmley. We're still trying to fix the problem, but it's a slow process. Highlight of the month so far was the discovery of a grey phalarope on the Flood reservoir on Saturday night. It was still...
  • Blog Post: And a Happy New Year to all our followers

    Well, here we are in 2012 and returning to Elmley after my Christmas break, I very much had a sense of deja vu, although on this occasion it wasn't just the RSPB website that I couldn't access - I couldn't connect to the internet at all! We traced the glitch to a faulty dongle and having...
  • Blog Post: Visitors 2 Wardens 0

    Following Rob Clements rough-legged buzzard that I missed on Monday, Phil Sharp came in on Wednesday (when I was away from the reserve) and found 2 shorelarks near to Southfleet hide. He even managed to get a photo. As far as I know, this is the first record of these fantastic northern larks at Elmley...
  • Blog Post: Glorious mud

    It is getting to the time of year where we start seeing the marsh looking like everyone supposes a marsh should look like.....very wet. With all the rain we have had over the last couple of weeks it is not surprising that the water levels have risen and all the rills and scrapes have filled up. This...
  • Blog Post: Bank Holiday Weekend

    Plenty of stuff around for the good numbers of visitors that visited Elmley over the weekend. Where to start? The 3 spoonbills remained faithful to the Flood most of the time, although they can sometimes be difficult to see when they choose to feed in the deeper channels. Still at least 3 garganey...
  • Blog Post: If you don't like the weather...

    ...wait half an hour. Was something of a changeable day today, but at least we had the first significant rain since late August. This brought about 40 pintail to the north brooks, the largest flock so far this autumn. 2 peregrines also noted ( 1 adult female and 1 juvenile). 2 ruff were amongst the lapwing...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 25.05.2012

    What a scorcher of a week and probably a welcome relief for some of the birds and indeed visitors on the reserve. The hot weather has brought the visitors out in force, of course coupled with the news that the Great White Egrets are nesting at neighbouring Shapwick Heath. The Egrets can be seen daily...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Ham Wall Species list for April 2012

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for April 2012: Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Whimbrel, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Ham Wall 20.01.12

    There's still plenty happening on the reserve this week, with several interesting sightings and occurrences. One of the most significant came on Monday, while 3 volunteers were undertaking the monthly WeBS (Wetland Bird Survey). In the north of the reserve a Bittern was heard to grunt (a sound often...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Ham Wall Species List for May 2012

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for May 2012: Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, Red Footed Falcon, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Glossy Ibis, Common Crane, White Stork, Black Winged Stilt,...
  • Blog Post: Ham Wall Species list for January 2012

    Here's the species list for Ham Wall for the month of January 2012: Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal...
  • Blog Post: Booming Marvellous

    The Starlings seem to very happy at the far end of Shapwick Heath as they have now settled for their 2nd week. The numbers of birds are still huge and crowds of people who have been coming down to enjoy the spectacle have not been disappointed with their fantastic displays. In fact this week the displays...
  • Blog Post: Species List for RSPB Ham Wall - November 2012

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for November 2012: Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short Eared Owl, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine, Merlin, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Glossy Ibis, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag...
  • Blog Post: Ham Wall Species List for February 2012

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for Feb 2012 Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Merlin, Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Curlew, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose,...
  • Blog Post: Ham Wall Sightings list for Nov 2011

    Here is a list of all the birds seen at Ham Wall during the month of November 2011. I will aim to do this every month from now on, so if you see anything unusual or something you think we might miss, just let us know: Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short Eared Owl, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Peregrine,...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 04.05.2012

    Despite the huge amounts of rain we've been having over the last couple of weeks the reserve has managed to stay above water apart from a few puddles along the trails and there is quite a lot to report. Last Friday (27th April), discovered too late for last weeks blog, an Osprey flew from Ham Wall...
  • Blog Post: Winter wish list

    The trees and hedgerows of Perry Lane are crammed with redwings and fieldfare feeding, a water pipit appears to have taken up residence in the reedbeds and the starlings are still treating us to spectacular displays – winter is well and truly here. It’s impossible to visit Newport Wetlands...