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Richmond Park birds 0

Richmond Park birds

Yesterday in Richmond Park we had some fantastic view of both a male and a female Kestrel. The male was hovering in the air to hunt, whilst the female from hunting from a low...

Water Rail 0

Water Rail

Today at RSPB Rainham Marshes we had some fantastic views of a Water Rail, normally a shy sulking bird. We watched as it stalked through the reeds to the waters edge, extended its neck in...

Predation at the Pond 0

Predation at the Pond

There has recently been an emergence of mayflies. These little winged insects aren’t just restricted to the month of May; one species or another can be on the wing throughout the summer. Mayflies are...

Great Ramshorn Snail 0

Great Ramshorn Snail

Great indeed! What a big beauty of a water snail. Like me, you may well have come across smaller Ramshorns Snails in freshwater sites. But this species, the mighty Great Ramshorn Snail (Planorbaruis corneus) is...

Treecreeper 0

Treecreeper

I spotted this Treecreeper in Hyde Park the other day. Treecreepers have always been in my top five birds; I love to watch their secretive tree trunk acrobatics. They travel from the bottom of...

May is for Mayflies 0

May is for Mayflies

River surveying in the Thames today we found several mayfly nymphs; aquatic juvenile mayflies equipped with gills for underwater living. Mayflies spend most of their lives in this form. The adult life of a...