Yesterday (22nd October) saw the start of the work to build the new ground level Purfleet Hide in the bank viewable from the visitors centre. It will look out over a re-landscaped Purfleet Scrape and afford excellent views.
To start with the diggers are removing the top soil. The reedy bit will be kept in one pile and the grassy bit in another to be replaced once works have finished to allow the area to naturally regenerate.
I wanted to let you know something that is coming soon!
As of Saturday 9 December 2017 you have the chance to hire out the brand new photographers hide!
We have a purpose built hide allowing close views of feeding woodland birds. There is a feeding station in the area to attract birds and a number of natural perches so you can get some lovely shots!
John Humble has taken these pictures of a great tit and goldfinch in the last few days in the area! There has been lots of finches, tits and other birds showing nicely!
Pictures by John Humble
When: hiring available during opening hours December – March. Launching on 9 December 2017.
Opening times: Full day (9.45 am-4.15 pm) or half day (9.45 am-1 pm or 1-4.15 pm) hire available.
Pricing: Half day £25 (20 for RSPB members), or full day £35 (£28 for RSPB members). Entry to the reserve is included in the price.
Want to get more out of your visit? Enquire about photography tuition (not included in the price).
Procedure: booking and payment in advance required. To book or for more details contact the reserve on 01708 899851.
If you are interested you can call us 01708 899840 or email email@example.com for more detail or to book your slot!