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Parkers Visit to RSPB Rainham Marshes

11th May 2014
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Last week Parker took a trip down to RSPB Rainham Marshes to speak to Louise Moss. He spent 3 hours walking the 2.5 mile track learning about all the different species of birds, bugs and animals that are at home on the marsh. Some surprises too — like the kingfishers, small brilliantly coloured birds that dive for little fish. Not only that, he was guided around some of the historical sites there too.

Take in the beautiful scenery on the banks of the Thames or maybe learn about how a WW2 pilot crashed in to the marsh during a dog fight and was never seen again until the 80’s when his plane with him still in the cockpit was discovered and excavated and he was given a heroes burial!

As Parker says, by the end of the day his “brain was fried” with all the information about animals and plants he had been given. So many fascinating facts: like a plant that simply looked like a reed but with the capability to turn its leaves with the wind so it should not to snap in the breeze, very clever stuff from mother nature!

For more information on what RSPB Rainham is all about contact them here….

Call – 01708 899840

Visit them at –

New Tank Hill Road
RM19 1SZ

Purfleet, Essex


Parker and Gateway 97.8 would like to thank Louise Moss for her time that wonderful day and also thank RSPB Rainham for the opportunity to walk around and learn more about what great things they do there.

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