I hope you are all staying safe and well.

Big Garden Birdwatch

I just wanted to do a quick post as a reminded that the Big Garden Birdwatch is nearly here!


Enjoy an hour with nature and discover the wildlife on your doorstep! 

Spend an hour counting the birds, between 29-31 January, you see in your garden or from your balcony, then tell us what you saw. It really is that simple!

Go to rspb.org.uk/birdwatch for more details about how to take part, how you will be helping the RSPB understand the challenges that nature is facing, download id chart, find out how to encourage more wildlife into your patch, and to submit your results. 

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Recent Sightings

Here at Rainham Marshes the two peregrines have been the stars of the show - sitting on their favourite pylons and hunting over the marsh. 

The marsh harriers have been quite active too - with these and the peregrines we often see a swirl of lapwing, duck, gulls and other birds flying up over the marsh.  

The wintering duck numbers have been really good - huge numbers of wigeon and teal and good numbers of pintail as well. 

The redwing and fieldfare have been quite active over the last couple of weeks. 

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Reserve Update

It is worth noting that after all of the rain over the last week welly boots are required to complete the whole circuit of the reserve. 

And just a quick reminder for those viewing this under the "Recent Sightings" section of our website - you can also keep up to date with the latest updates, news, any Covid or opening time details, wildlife sightings, behind the scenes and more on our blog: 
https://community.rspb.org.uk/placestovisit/rainhammarshes/b/rainhammarshes-blog

Take care everyone!

Anonymous