We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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Cliffe Beach Clean - Saturday 24th February 2018

Please note that the date for the Cliffe Pools Beach Clean is now 24th February (not May as previously stated)! Other details are all available on our previous post here Please contact Katie Thatcher direct to register your interest at: northkentmarshes@rspb.org.uk Look forward to ...

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Dungeness reserve update

Here is the latest news on activities and events at Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Winter Work Programme Lots of different tasks have been undertaken on the reserve at the moment. We are still clearing our Oppen Pits of willow and reed mace to ...

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Male Marsh Harrier, Minsmere

Coach trip to Minsmere in June

  Details of our first coach trip to Minsmere on Saturday, 2nd June are now on our website - see our Coach Trips page for further information including ticket prices.  

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Newsletter, 2018 Programme, and membership renewal

It's that time of year again! Below are links to our latest news letter, our 2018 programme of events, and a letter inviting you to renew your membership for 2018. Newsletter December 2017 final RSPB-Group-Programme-2018 V1 Gravesend RSPB Membership Renewal 2018 final For those ...

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Recent Announcements

  • Cliffe Pools RSPB

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Saturday, 17th February at Cliffe Pools. Meet in the car park off Salt Lane, (TQ724763) ME3 7SU. Cliffe attracts all kinds of waders, wildfowl & small birds in winter, including birds of prey such as marsh harrier & peregrine. The meeting starts at 10am and […]

  • Birds beyond the boughs

    Our next indoor meeting takes place this Thursday, 8th February at Northfleet School for Girls. The presentation will be “Birds beyond the boughs” by Simon Ginnaw. Simon’s new presentation on the secret behaviour and ecology of our best-loved woodland and garden birds, accompanied by birdsong! The meeting starts at 07:30pm […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill RSPB Reserves
    Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill RSPB Reserves

    On a beautiful sunny day, twenty-four of us gathered in the Salt Lane car park and welcomed four new faces – Mandy, Paul, Carol and Graham. The usual array of wood pigeon, collared dove and crows flew overhead as we made our way to the Crystal Pool. There were coot, […]

  • Group Visit to Elmley NNR
    Group Visit to Elmley NNR

    Elmley is a family run farm with marshland rich in wildlife, home to large numbers of wintering wildfowl and breeding waders – over 40 species of birds breed and raise young here. The winter rain had filled the ditches rills and pools and near the entrance sheep were grazing and […]

Members’ Posts

  • Mountain Hares
    Mountain Hares

    At our last Tuesday indoor meeting we had a wonderful talk on  the “Wildlife of Speyside” by Duncan MacDonald. A few days later group members […]

  • Redpolls
    Redpolls

    I received an email from Stuart Roumana who asks: ” Is anyone aware of there being lots of Redpoll around? We have had a small […]

  • Hawfinch, Black necked Grebe and Avocets
    Hawfinch, Black necked Grebe and Avocets

    Hawfinch, Black necked Grebe and Avocet. What do these birds have in common? Nothing – except they have all been seen and photographed by members […]

Group Leader’s Notes

  • Thank you
    Thank you

    Following on from our very successful (if a little wet!) Volunteer activity at Northward Hill last Saturday, we have received the following message from the […]

  • 40th anniversary evening
    40th anniversary evening

    On Thursday 19th October we celebrated our 40th anniversary with invited guests including the Gravesham Mayor Cllr Harold Craske and Mayoress Veronica Craske, the RSPB […]

  • Brenda Ambridge
    Brenda Ambridge

    It is with much sadness that I write to inform the group of the recent death of Brenda Ambridge. Brenda was a integral member of […]