Wetland Bird Survey for November 2018
A high tide survey of Elmley and Spitend marshes, foreshore and half way across the Swale by two pairs of volunteer counters on 12th November.
Wetland bird Survey for October 2018
Octobers count across the marshes at high tide.
Wetland Bird Survey for Elmley on 10 September 2018
Our monthly count over a day time high tide across the Elmley Marshes and The Swale channel.
A Brilliant Breeding Season for Waders at Elmley
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.
Major Works at Spitend - diverted routes and some disturbance to Wellmarsh and Southfleet hides
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.