November, 2010

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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Rainham Marshes

  • too snowy today.... sorry

    Hi all

    Sorry for the absence but been away for ten days.  Will update later but just to say that due to the severe snow here we have had to close the reserve trails... you just can not see where the paths end and the ditches start!  The centre is open as normal for a hot drink and a snowy view but will we bill closing at 12pm so that we have a chance to get home in the light...

  • Bobbing Black Red makes my day

    Yesterday Jerry found a cute little female Black Redstart feeding along the mantlets. I managed to catch up with it just before dark. The male Marsh Harrier also showed well again. Compare it with the photos of the immature male. So far today there are at least ten Bearded Tits in the perimiter ditch, singing Cetti's Warbler in the car park, an Avocet in Aveley Bay and four Dark-bellied Brent Geese headed down river in the fog.

    Black Redstart (Jerry Hoare)

     adult male Marsh Harrier (Russ Sherriff)


  • just getting better and better....

    Simply stunning... This male Bearded Tit allowed Chris Lowe a close approach...