Jul 242017
 
Elmley trip report July 2017

On Sunday 16 July the group visited Elmley NNR reserve. It was a warm, dry if humid day where a hat and sunscreen were the order of the day, together with provisions and drink as it is a mile long walk from the car park to the first of the hides around the scrape. With […]

Nov 082016
 
Elmley

Watching the weather forecasts this week I did not expect to be leading the Elmley trip on a lovely sunny morning. On the track to the main reserve we saw marsh harrier, curlew, skylark, and lapwing.    On the sacrificial crop near the farm goldfinch and linnet fed, and a robin ‘ticked’ as it joined them. […]

Nov 032016
 
Wader Conservation World Watch 5th & 6th November

At Elmley this weekend we will be taking part in the Wader Conservation World Watch, but if you cannot  join us but are out and about, keep a note of all the wader species you see and where.   Then take part in Wader Conservation World Watch by contacting Wader Quest direct at Waderquest@gmail.com . All sightings […]

Mar 082016
 
Ian's been busy!

More exciting news from Ian, who visited Elmley recently where he saw a jack snipe.   See this beautiful bird in his video here.   The bouncing is diagnostic behaviour of jack snipe on migration. Something to whet the appetite of all those intending to go on the group meeting this coming weekend. Then, just to annoy […]

Apr 102014
 
Elmley National Nature Reserve - 6th April

Last Sunday John and Pauline led a lovely walk around this excellent reserve which is now run by the Elmley Conservation Trust.   Here is their report: Driving down to the car park, there is still a lot of surface water providing nesting and feeding opportunities, a coot on a nest being one.    Many […]

Jan 212014
 
Elmley NNR

As we drove onto the reserve we were met with flooded fields and ditches with huge flocks of starling, lapwing and over 50 curlew on one side of the track – a further 60 on the other.   Mute swan, greylag geese, coot, redshank and a marsh harrier were also spotted as we continued along […]