We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

Recent Announcements

  • Sevenoaks KWT

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Saturday, 11 February at Sevenoaks KWT Meet in the visitor centre car park, TQ519566 (TN13 3DL). Ducks, geese, grebes and siskins & redpolls in the alders. Leaders: Peter & Karen Hall The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 4pm.

  • Wildlife of South Essex

    Our next indoor meeting takes place this Thursday, 9th February at Northfleet School for Girls. The presentation will be “WILDLIFE OF SOUTH ESSEX” by Neil Phillips. With Essex just a short ferry crossing over the River Thames, learn more about its flora & fauna. The meeting will start at 07:30pm […]

Latest Trip Report

  • Sevenoaks KWT Reserve
    Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

    For those of the group who ventured out to Sevenoaks on a cold, snowy and foggy day all eleven were rewarded as they arrived with great views of redwing in the paddock as you approach the reserve gate. Most also saw a pair of song thrushes in the car park. The robins looked particularly perky – probably in anticipation of Hazel’s bag of dried meal worms. The talk between the group was about earlier sightings, at the reserve, of thirty […]

Members’ Posts

  • Birds from Gravesend Promenade
    Birds from Gravesend Promenade

    Over the last few weeks I have received reports from group members of the different birds to be seen from Gravesend Promenade and the park. […]

  • It's Frog Time
    It’s Frog Time

    I have just received the first email of the year to tell me of frogs spawning in Gravesend on Thursday 16th February – thanks Peter. […]

  • Citizen Science – Volunteers Required!

    Can you identify Kestrels, Red kites and Buzzards and do you love walking? The Hawk Conservancy are seeking volunteers to carry out a set of […]

  • Grey Wagtail
    Grey Wagtail

    Just in time for Big Garden Birdwatch! Grey Wagtail in my neighbour’s garden, enjoying the water cascade by the Pond. This reminds me how much our […]

  • Waxwings in Northfleet
    Waxwings in Northfleet

    The cold weather had brought more waxwings to our area. These birds were seen near Coldharbour Road in Northfleet on Monday! Thanks to Julie for […]

Group Leader’s Notes

  • Mr David Arnold

    It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of David Arnold. As many of you will know David was Group Leader […]

  • Group at the Gravesend Regatta 2016
    Group at the Gravesend Regatta 2016

    This weekend the Group were at the 2016 Gravesend Regatta.  No, we weren’t rowing on the Thames against the Three Daws, instead, like last year, […]

  • Geoff Wright
    Geoff Wright

    It is with great sadness that I announce that Geoff Wright passed away on Tuesday afternoon 28 June 2016 aged 92. Geoff was an integral […]

  • Wader Quest talk
    Wader Quest talk

    On Thursday evening we welcomed Rick and Elis Simpson to speak to us about their love of waders and the charity they set up to […]

  • 2015 Volunteer Day - Saturday 10th October
    2015 Volunteer Day – Saturday 10th October

    This year we are going to our local RSPB reserve,  Cliffe Pools, for our volunteering day.  After our success at Rainham Marshes last year,  we […]