Your recent sightings at Rainham Marshes
Your recent sightings
Wildlife Highlights - 13-16 July 2019
On the Aveley Pools there has been spoonbill and cattle egret ! It's also been a good place to see avocet , greenshank , black-tailed godwit , curlew , dunlin , greensandpiper , redshank and lapwing . Spoonbill with Cattle Egret behind - Sunday -...Posted 16 Jul 2019 by Louise Moss
Wildlife Highlights - 10 and 11 July
The Aveley Pool has been a good place for waders with wood sandpiper , greenshank , redshank , green sandpiper , common sandpiper , avocet , lapwing , black tailed godwit , snipe and curlew showing nicely. The bearded tits are showing nicely - th...Posted 11 Jul 2019 by Louise Moss
Car Park Flies
Summer is often more about the invertebrates at Rainham Marshes than the birds and a little walk in the sunshine around the car park produced some cracking hoverflies. They seem particularly keen on the yellow composites that grow there including...Posted 09 Jul 2019 by Howard Vaughan
The start of July...
A nice spell of warm weather had brought about an insect bonanza as already seen with the wondrous Clearwing moths that I posted yesterday. Butterflies are now scooting around all over the marsh with many Meadow Browns, the first Gatekeepers and...Posted 05 Jul 2019 by Howard Vaughan
Summertime and the mothing is easy...
Warm summer days are ideal for trying to find day flying Clearwing moths but these ephemeral little insects with transparent wings are very difficult to find as they zip around at high speed and seem to rarely settle for long. The way to find them...Posted 04 Jul 2019 by Howard Vaughan
At this time of year there is a lot of different wildlife around to see - birds , water vole, common lizards , flowers (by the way - we have a brilliant plant id walk coming up on 7 July - check it out here ), bees , butterflies , dragonflies , a...Posted 16 Jun 2019 by Louise Moss