Here is the latest from RSPB Dungeness:
Reserve News Updates
There’s definitely a chill in the morning air recently which is a sign that summer is over and autumn is here! Like many humans who jet off for some sun in warmer places during the winter, many birds choose to migrate south too. We have already said goodbye to our cuckoos and turtle doves. Hirundines such as sand martins and swallows are gathering in their large numbers over Dungeness to feed before setting off to Africa to spend the winter. Wading birds are also stopping to feed on their passage and we’ve been seeing the likes of black-tailed godwits, little ringed plover and even a pectoral sandpiper.
We’ve had an increase in great ...
The Peoples Walk for Wildlife is being organised by Chris Packham in Hyde Park this September.
It is an opportunity for anyone who supports our wildlife and countryside to show how much it means to us and ask for a change in the way we treat it.
It is an event for everyone - especially families, and there are activities for children to get involved in both before and on the day. To find out more about the event follow the links below:
22nd September 2018
10am: Gather at Reformers Tree, Hyde Park
12 noon: Infotainment
2pm: Finish at Richmond Terrace
Whatever your interest in wildlife, this is the day for you!
Come along, bring your children, grandchildren, friends, neighbours - show your support.
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What a great way to spend a November day ….. only 25 minutes from the centre of London, the reserve owned by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust supports a wealth of wildlife, including kingfishers, bitterns, water voles and migratory birds. Discover some of the prettiest ducks, geese and swans from around the globe - plus a couple of otters - on a stroll through Wetlands of the World. And find out how WWT's conservation work around the world is helping to protect wetlands and the amazing wildlife that depends on them.
There is also a good visitor centre with cafeteria serving hot and cold food.
The coach will leave Gravesend Rail Station, Clive Rd, Gravesend, (opposite Debenhams) at 8.30 am and return ...
Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday, 25th September at the Masonic Halls, Gravesend. The featured presentation will be “Wildlife on your doorstep” by Victoria Golding. Victoria will take a close look at the wildlife of our local natural places. The meeting starts at 2pm and will finish at […]
Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 23rd September at Rainham Marshes. Meet in the reserve car park, (TQ551790) RM19 1SX. Waders & wildfowl with a view of the barn owl. In the reed beds; bearded tits, reed buntings & stonechats. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish […]
Autumn has arrived and a merry band of seven well prepared group members met at Rainham Marshes on a very wet Sunday morning. It seemed as if the house sparrows were feeling in a similar mood – as we gathered in the shelter of the visitor centre, they were gathering […]
Ten members met at the Grove Ferry car park. The temperature was in the low teens and the sky was cloudy but with some blue showing. It was agreed that we would walk to Stodmarsh car park for lunch following the central path taking in the view point […]