Monthly Archives: March 2011


I am often asked if I know who is responsible for removing the various rubbish rafts floating behind tangled masses of fallen tree branches on the River Stour and in Hoo Brook. As far as I am aware, this is … Continue reading

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Nest building is now a priority…

SUNDAY 20th March 2011 – 20:15: I disturbed the Hoo Brook kingfisher this afternoon. It flew like a dart down the brook to the Stour; if I hadn’t disturbed it, it’s unlikely that I would have seen it let alone … Continue reading

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Wilden Marsh: March in Hoo Wood and Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve – Part 3.

SUNDAY 20th March 2011 – 21:00: There was more than the usual bird activity at the north end of the marsh today; I wonder if the reason is something to do with all the toads that seem to be having … Continue reading

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Wilden Marsh: March in Hoo Wood and Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve – Part 2.

WEDNESDAY  16 MARCH – 18:12: On Sunday I noticed four wild bee nests: one in Hoo Wood, one further along at the rear of the Roxel site and two at the lagoon side of the north marsh pond. The nest at … Continue reading

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WILDEN MARSH: March in Hoo Wood and Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve – PART 1.

TUESDAY  2nd MARCH – 18:12: I scanning the north marsh pond with my night scope. I noticed a number of small flickering coloured flares in amongst the trees on the other side of the pond. I couldn’t see with any clarity, what was … Continue reading

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