We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

Recent Announcements

  • Correction to Sandwich Bay post code

    Our announcement for our trip to Sandwich Bay Observatory on Sunday 25 September gave the wrong map reference and post code. The correct address and post code is: Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust, Guilford Road, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9PF Further details in the map reference below: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sandwich+Bay+Bird+Observatory+Trust/@51.2661586,1.3539774,15.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x68d53a0de0e34c1e!8m2!3d51.2678011!4d1.3742138 The […]

  • South African Journey - East and West Capes
    South African Journey – East and West Capes

    Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday 27 September at the Gravesend Masonic Halls. The presentation will be “South African Journey – East and West Capes” by Don Wilkes. A retired customs officer with a keen interest in nature and photography, Don will take us to the south of […]

Latest Trip Report

  • Group trip to Sandwich Bay
    Group trip to Sandwich Bay

    On Sunday 25th September a group of 14 members met at the Observatory at Sandwich Bay. We unfortunately appeared to fill the car park with our vehicles but we were not the only group to be visiting that day and there was quite a crowd of us when we went into the ringing hut to see a couple of birds being processed by the volunteers. First up was a chiffchaff which seemed tiny up close. It was weighed, measured and […]

Members’ Posts

  • Group Visit to Cliffe Pools
    Group Visit to Cliffe Pools

    We knew that the black-winged stilts and the mediterranean gulls would have already left their breedings sites at Cliffe but Sally counted about 30 little […]

  • Birds on the Move
    Birds on the Move

    It has been some time since I last told you about some of our birding trips. We are not always good at making a decision […]

  • Seen at Rainham
    Seen at Rainham

    This photograph was taken at Rainham. What can you see?

  • Seen at Wicken Fen
    Seen at Wicken Fen

    I have been asked to identify the bumble bee (no chance) and I have been asked to identify the orchid (even less chance) – so […]

  • House Sparrows - Do Something Great
    House Sparrows – Do Something Great

    Springwatch has been brilliant this year with some extraordinary film. The blue tit nest box and the stoat family were my favourites (especially the astonishing […]

Group Leader’s Notes