A Brilliant Breeding Season for Waders at Elmley

Posted 19th July 2018

2018 has been a brilliant breeding season for lapwing, redshank and host of other ground nesting birds at Elmley. 353 pairs of lapwing managed to fledge over 467 chicks between April and July, a productivity of 1.3 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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Major Works at Spitend - diverted routes and some disturbance to Wellmarsh and Southfleet hides

Posted 3rd July 2018

Essential Environment Agency repairs to our sea wall near the hides in July require some diversions to normal visitor routes and temporary closure of the Blue Badge car park. Please follow diversion signs.

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Barn Owl ringing

Posted 3rd July 2018

Update on our breeding Barn Owls

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Summer birds

Posted 3rd July 2018

Probables and some possibles for Summer 2018

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Wetland Bird Survey - March 2018

Posted 4th April 2018

A snap shot view taken on a Monday 19th March. Conditions poor - 25mph wind and sleet.

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