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Monday, 14 May 2018

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

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

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...

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Day trip to RSPB Rainham Marshes

Day trip to RSPB Rainham Marshes

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...

Thursday, 10 May 2018

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

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

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...

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Coach trip to Pulborough Brooks RSPB reserve, W Sussex.

Coach trip to Pulborough Brooks RSPB reserve, W Sussex.

Pulborough Brooks has a great variety of habitats including wetlands, woodland, and heathland making this a haven for a wide range of wildlife. In the scrub and hedgerows we should find spring migrant birds including nightingales, blackcaps, garden warblers, whitethroats and lesser whitethroats. More...