We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

Recent Announcements

  • Northward Hill RSPB

    Our next meeting takes place this Tuesday, 24th May at Northward Hill. Meet in the Bromhey Farm car park, TQ768764 (ME3 8SR). We hope to find dragonflies, butterflies, cuckoo & nightingale here in our own local RSPB woodland. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish at lunchtime around 1pm. Leaders: […]

  • Rye Harbour
    Rye Harbour

    Our next meeting takes place this Sunday, 22nd May at Rye Harbour NNR. Meet at the reserve car park, TQ941189 (TN31 7TU). Sun, sea and a shingle habitat in which we hope to see Common, Little & Sandwich terns nesting or feeding young! See gulls with their young, including Mediterranean […]

Latest Trip Report

  • Rye Harbour
    Rye Harbour

    We were promised sun, sea and a shingle habitat in which we hoped to see common, little and sandwich terns. Well the only thing lacking was the sun and even that showed signs of wanting to appear. This great reserve which boasts 90 breeding species of bird did not disappoint. No sooner had we entered the reserve, or even before if you count the car park, we were ticking off the birds. Blackbird and skylark were singing along with whitethroat […]

Members’ Posts

  • 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 […]

  • Riverside Country Park - Trip Report
    Riverside Country Park – Trip Report

    A large group of 26 keen birdwatchers met in the carpark at Riverside Country Park, Rainham. Although it was sunny, a really cold wind swept […]

  • Getting out and About this Spring
    Getting out and About this Spring

    This picture is remarkable – to find out why, read on. This is my favourite time of the year – mainly because of all of […]

  • Colour-ringed

    One of our group members, Alan Roman, has recently seen several colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit. There were over 140 birds seen at Northward Hill on the islands […]

  • Big Garden Birdwatch Results

    In case you have not already heard the results of this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, here’s the link: Big Garden Birdwatch Results But before you […]

Group Leader’s Notes