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Slight mistake in my last blog
Hi all, I have a confession to make.. you may have noticed in my last blog I had written weekend highlights 11 and 12 July ... I meant AUGUST! Woops! Sorry! Just to confirm - The kingfishers have hatched at the Kingfisher hide, and the adults have been going in and out of the bank taking...
16 Aug 2012
Weekend Wildlife (11 + 12 August 2012)
Morning all, How are you? Over the weekend we had some nice sightings, that I thought I would share: The kingfishers were spotted leaving the nest bank at the Kingfisher Hide with an egg shell - which suggested the brood has hatched ! Yay! The adults tend to take the egg shell far away to drop...
13 Aug 2012
Fox .v. shrew
Hi everyone, How are you? Yesterday I posted some pictures of baby shrews ! Weren't they adorable? If you haven't seen the pictures look here . It was a great spot by a visitor to the reserve - up by the gate that's just past the Draper hide, there is a compost heap. Well one of...
7 Aug 2012
Hi all, How are you? An amazing spot from a visitor this afternoon - baby shrews! With a pound coin so you can see how big it is! Aren't they sweet! More later! Bye for now!
5 Aug 2012
Today's sightings - Friday 3 August 2012
Hi everyone, how are you? I thought I would share some of the things that we have seen today: Greenfinch, chaffinch, blue tit, great tit, long tailed tit, blackbird, wren, sedge warbler, reed warbler, blackcap, chiffchaff, moorhen, coot, grey heron, cormorant, magpie, jay, woodpigeon, mallard...
3 Aug 2012
Rye Meads is part of an exciting new family scheme!
Rye Meads is delighted to be part of a new scheme for families to go out and explore the natural world! Rye Meads is part of Discover Explore! Discover Explore is an exploration game set in the Lee Valley that encourages families and young people to get outdoors and uncover the stories and history...
3 Aug 2012
Stepping Up For Nature Awards
Have you done something amazing for wildlife? Do you know someone who's given nature a helping hand? We think it's time people were rewarded for helping the natural world, so the RSPB is launching the Stepping Up for Nature awards to celebrate local communities and individuals in the eastern...
3 Aug 2012
It’s not all about the money money money (but it helps)
Blogger: Joan Childs, Site Manager for Rye Meads nature reserve The girls of St Margaret’s school in Bushy, Hertfordshire, have raised a whopping £650 for their local RSPB nature reserve – Rye Meads! The girls from St Margaret’s, which is an independent school for girls aged...
2 Aug 2012
St Margaret’s School raise money for Rye Meads!
The girls of St Margaret’s school in Bushey, Hertfordshire, have raised a whopping £650 for their local RSPB nature reserve – Rye Meads! The girls from St Margaret’s, which is an independent school for girls aged 4-18, raised the money through activities they ran over the last...
31 Jul 2012
A Kingfisher fledgeling hets fed a fish by it parent.
25 May 2012
Male makes final approach to perch after taking a dip...
4 Jul 2011
Dunnock Rye Meads
19 Jun 2011
Female fishing under the tree to the left of the hide.
2 Apr 2011
Female Kingfisher - 29th March 2011
31 Mar 2011
12 Sep 2010
Faster than a speeding bullet
They move really fast...
28 Aug 2010
26 Aug 2010
4 May 2010
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