Your recent sightings at Rainham Marshes
Your recent sightings
Battle for the burrows
Have you noticed the pile of wood dust by one of the benches at the bottom of the ramp? Here's what's making it... Ectemnius cephalotes - sometimes known as a Big Headed Wasp In she goes - Phil Collins The female wasps excavate nest burrows in old...Posted 15 Jun 2018 by Howard Vaughan
Kids Birdwatching Club 9 June 2018
The Kids Birdwatching Club at Rainham has been around for at least twelve years now, thanks to the initial support of Peter Holden who encouraged me in my plan to set up an event for budding young ornithologists on the reserve at a time when an...Posted 10 Jun 2018 by Howard Vaughan
A mixed bag...
The weather has been a bit of a mixed bag this week with a glorious hot Bank Holiday Monday being followed by the Biblical storm of Tuesday (I have never been so wet!) and then descending into a murky misty haze that has lasted till this morning...Posted 01 Jun 2018 by Howard Vaughan
Weekend highlights - so far 26 and 27 May 2018
Arctic wader special with 51 ringed plover , 11 sanderling , dunlin , 21 grey plover and turnstone on Aveley Bay. Check out this video by Pat Hart - Sanderling, Ringed Plover , Dunlin and Redshank RSPB Rainham Marshes 25.5.18 15 of the total of ...Posted 27 May 2018 by Louise Moss
Marsh Tern excitement...
We had three groups of Black Terns move through today, four found at lunchtime on the Thames before moving inland and east, followed by 20 an hour later which were joined by seven more. These also went inland and east up the Mardyke very high. The...Posted 21 May 2018 by Howard Vaughan
Weekend Wildlife Highlights - 19 and 20 May 2018
This weekend's wildlife highlights have included: The Spoonbill has been on the Target Pools this weekend - it was seen well on Friday, seen from about 4pm on Saturday and was seen flying over the reserve at 8am on Sunday. Spoonbill at Rainham...Posted 20 May 2018 by Louise Moss