Another Fantastic Breeding Season for Ground Nesting Birds at Elmley

Posted 19th July 2019

2019 has been a brilliant breeding season for lapwing, redshank and host of other ground nesting birds at Elmley. 336 pairs of lapwing managed to fledge over 429 chicks between April and July, a productivity of 1.27 chicks fledged per brood. An incredible result! The detail below show the full story as recorded by independent surveyors, led by Mr R. Poppe, using the Bolton et al methodology - one count every 3 weeks undertaken five times over the breeding season.

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Elmley NNR Wetland Bird Survey for February 2019

Posted 22nd February 2019

A huge number of birds in the Swale this month at 47,000 with over 26,000 at Elmley. Highlights are 7000 lapwing, 5 raptor species, Barn and Short Eared Owls and even a Spotted Redshank.

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Wetland Bird Survey 20-21 January 2019

Posted 27th January 2019

The Wetland Bird Survey was recorded on 20-21 January 2019 across the Swale Special Protected Area for Birds by volunteers. Elmley NNR has two sectors of the Swale - Elmley Marshes and Spitend Marshes. An incredible 23,000 birds were recorded at Elmley NNR and more than 40,000 on the Swale as a whole.

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The First Elmley NNR Survey of 2019

Posted 27th January 2019

The Wetland Bird Survey was recorded on 20-21 January 2019 aacross the Swale Special Protected Area for Birds by volunteers. Elmley NNR has two sectors of the Swale - Elmley Marshes and Spitend Marshes.

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Wetland Bird Survey for December 2018

Posted 15th November 2018

A high tide survey of Elmley marshes, foreshore and half way across the Swale by two pairs of volunteer counters on 10th December

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