June 2018 Outing

Elmley Marsh Report

Eleven of us went to Elmley Marshes on 25th June 2018 and as it happened it was the hottest day of the year, although quite a few even hotter since then. There is a long gravel drive before you enter the nature reserve and we saw quite a few birds on the way. It looked good.

Once we parked it was over a mile to the first hide. We walked slowly in the heat and at least there were plenty of butterflies though not many birds. There were a few on the lake but for me the best thing was seeing a grass snake swimming across the corner. 

Eventually we met another group who had been in the hide. They advised that there was not much to see. So we turned back and spent time photographing the dragonflies around the pond. 

For lunch we went to the Harp Inn in Minster and we all enjoyed the food and the banter.

Later we drove round the Island and ended up at the Harty Ferry area. Quite a remote and atmospheric area.

A very enjoyable trip and home about 7.30 pm,

Ray Waters


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