October, 2014

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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Rainham Marshes

  • A Hot Halloween

    So.... a glorious day reaching 21c according to our weather station....

    Not too bad a day if you kept your eyes open....another fly through ringtail Hen Harrier (Clive Watts, Paul & Janet Herridge), 8 Bearded Tit, 2 Corn Bunting, (Shaun Harvey) the daily Raven, m & f Marsh Harrier, 3 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrels, juv Dark-bellied Brent Goose with the Greylags (thanks to Harry Lacey), 56 Golden Plover, 18 Curlew, 9 Stonechats, Grey Wagtail, the first Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, 15 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 8 Mistle Thrush ....

    And then there was the insects.... it was so warm today that the butterfly list was astonishing... Comma, Red Admiral, Peacock, Small Tort, Speckled Wood, Clouded Yellow, Brimstone, Holly Blue and Common Blue....

    Blue butterflies on Halloween!!!! Nine species.....!!! and of course not forgetting the Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters along with Wasps still collecting wood for active nests, a Silver Y moth resting on the window and Dark Bush Crickets still chirping in the Cordite...

    So just a final reminder that as of the 1st November (tomorrow) we close at 1630 and not 1700 until the 1st February.... have a great weekend...

    and some awesome Bearded Tit shots from Shaun Harvey today....

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  • Winter Hours are Upon Us... 4.30pm close from tomorrow

     

     

  • Do you know the Muffin Man?

    Well, the Muffin man is in fact two ladies (Kat and Kerry) and they work at The Muffin Makery in Shoeburyness and not Drury Lane...... but other than that they do they same job! 

    Our Halloween delivery of spooky specials arrived this morning by broomstick and are just waiting for you to come and snaffle them up....

    May have to try one later......