We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

Recent Announcements

  • Rainham Marshes
    Rainham Marshes

    Our next meeting takes place this Sunday, 3rd July at Rainham Marshes. Meet in the reserve car park, TQ551790 (RM19 1SX). Waders & wildfowl with a chance of seeing Rainham’s specialities, barn owl in the box, peregrine on the power lines & dragonflies over the boardwalk. Plus a lovely visitor […]

  • What's on in July
    What’s on in July

    Here is the latest poster for our indoor and outdoor events in July. Click on the image to see the poster. We distribute this poster to locations in and around Gravesend to publicise what we do and to encourage new people to come along and enjoy our events. Please feel free to […]

Latest Trip Report

  • Wicken Fen - Trip Report
    Wicken Fen – Trip Report

    Wicken Fen is one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves and it has been a National Trust property since 1899. Home to thousands of species it provides a glimpse of what the fens of East Anglia must have been like before they were drained. Our group arrived just after the reserve opened at 10.00am and we were soon on our way in search of the wildlife. One of the first birds that we saw from a hide was a little grebe […]

Members’ Posts

  • 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 […]

  • Hen Harrier Day 6th August - Rainham Marshes
    Hen Harrier Day 6th August – Rainham Marshes

    Mark Avery, Chris Packham have been confirmed as two of the speakers and Henry Hen Harrier will also be there for ‘selfies’ with children and […]

  • Swift sightings in Gravesend
    Swift sightings in Gravesend

    We received the following from Nick Gaskill this week and I thought I would open it out to all our members. “I’ve driven along Thamesway […]

  • Starlings having a bath

    Young starlings are starting to appear in their brown/grey plumage.   Soon we will have gangs of them strutting around the garden in their comical […]

Group Leader’s Notes