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Short report and bird list for our day trip to Rainham Marshes on 12.05 18.

Monday, 14 May 2018

The weather at Rainham was a bit drizzly, but not enough to dampen the spirits of our group. We had particularly good sightings of reed and sedge warblers, both of which were sitting up where they could be seen as well as heard throughout the day. Whitethroat and bearded tits put in brief appearances, but unusually we saw not a single raptor. More...

Day trip to RSPB Rainham Marshes

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Rainham Marshes protects 411 hectares of ancient, low-lying grazing marsh in the Thames Estuary. Its complex of wet grassland and ditches, together with grassland and scrub, supports many breeding and wintering birds. Wildlife also includes scarce wetland plants and insects, and a key population of the nationally declining water vole. We'll be looking for ruff, greenshank, whimbrel, warblers, possible garganay, cuckoo, bearded tit, yellow wagtail, whinchat, barn owl and hobby. More...

AGM, Summer Party and talk: 'FaB Peregrines' - A London Peregrine's Year by Nathalie Mahieu from Fulham & Barnes Peregrines (FaB Peregrines).

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Nathalie is one of the volunteers, who, since 2007, has kept an eye on the lives, welfare and stories of the peregrine falcons who have made Hammersmith, Fulham and Barnes their home and hunting grounds. More...

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Coach trip to Rutland Water, May 20th

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The purpose of this trip was to see ospreys. In that we were entirely successful - it would be hard to fail at Rutland Water, particularly visiting the Lyndon Centre on the South Shore. But there is much else to see there, and this part of the reserve is much more compact, making it easier to get round. More...

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