Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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  • Sky... we have a lot of it...

    I will start of this blog post with a quick little bird re-cap from the last few days...

    Highlights as follows:  It is still lovely and wet!

    • 1st w Iceland Gull, 10 Ringed Plover, 100 Black tailed Godwit, 28 Avocet, 500 Dunlin, 21 Redshank, 2000 Lapwing, 37 Greylag, 96 Canada Goose, 28 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 16 Gadwall, 440 Wigeon, 18 Pintail, 6 Stonechat, 10 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 3 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Barn Owl, f Peregrine

    But the main reason for this bloglet is to showcase the stunning skyscapes that we all witnessed this afternoon as squally rain, sleet, hail and snow showers raced through on a cold westerly wind. As usual we missed most of the actual fall out but some of the views to the north and south as the overburdened clouds ejected their payload were superb and as the sun set the heavens took on the look of a well matured bruise.

    14:39 Snow squall over Dartford...

    15:02 The Rainham Divide...


    15:05 Hornchurch getting hit and a few Rainham flakes


    15:05 South London joining in in the distance but the City remains clear


    16:03 The next front arrives and with it some rain and hail for the marsh


    16:06 Meanwhile an Independence Day stule craft touches down in Kent...


    16:25 before imploding...


    16:45 But like in all good SciFi films the enemy craft is never quite destroyed


    17:06 Before retreating over the horizon


    Meanwhile all that atmosheric disturbance made the sky to the north look like it had gone ten heavyweight rounds....



    And yes that is more snow or hail to the north of Hornchurch in the righthand side and let's not comment on the colour caused by the low late light...

    There was one more treat in store for those of us that had to lock up...


  • Show the Love - help us turn red hearts green from 6-14 February

    Something’s not quite right here in our beautiful home: climate change is bringing about increased storms and flooding. Join us to #ShowTheLove and be part of building something incredible this Valentine's Day theclimatecoalition.org/loveyourhome

    Climate change is already having an impact on much of our wildlife. Help us turn red hearts green from 6-14 February to Show the Love for all the things we want to protect from climate change.

    Find out more: Show the Love

    How you can get involved

    Only by working together can we protect the things we love. Show your love by:

    Be a part of it this Valentines

  • Shop Sale still on!

    I do not want to mention the word Christmas but it is time of year when you should really be out and about looking for bargainous cards and such like for 11 months time!

    We still have a good selection left in our post-festivities sale along with calendars, diaries, crackers, napkins, mugs and table decs so hurry along to take some of the pressure and expense out of next Christmas....

    oh and there is currently (through to the 13th Feb) 20% off 3kg suet refill bags of sprinkles and nibbles too....

    5-2-18