Those that know me well are aware of how busy I have been recently. The main reason for this is that I am now privileged to be the new Senior Ranger at Riverside Country Park, and what a place it is!
Bordering the internationally important Medway Estuary, one of Marine Conservation Zones, the park boasts a wealth of wildlife! The main draw at this time of year is the birdlife, with the mudflats forming vitally important refuge during migration. We’ve seen good numbers of Brent Geese moving through, the first Avocets arrived yesterday (3rd), a few Red-breasted Mergansers are now frequenting the areas of saltmarsh, and the numbers of the Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits are creeping up into the thousands. If you’re about please do say hi!
I am pleased to announce new bird ecology classes and guided tours around Kent in 2016, so if you are interested then please keep an eye on my website.
Thank you all so much for your continual support of my work!