We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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Coach trip to Pulborough

After the success of Minsmere (thanks Sally!), we have now finalised details of the Pulborough trip in October which Hazel has been hard at work organising for us. You can read the full details by clicking this link to our Coach ...

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2017 AGM update and a round of thanks

On Thursday 11th May we held our Annual General Meeting before handing over to Brian Gallop for a talk on "Nature in Northumberland". As is our normal practise we try not to spend too much time on the AGM and instead ...

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Tuesday Morning Wildlife Walks

Our Tuesday indoor programme ended last week and will restart in September with a talk by Dr Brian Summerfield on India. But our summer Tuesday morning outdoor programme starts on 25th April 2017 with a visit to Riverside Country Park ...

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A Local Place to Visit - Swanscombe Marsh

Some of you will remember joining Peter Beckenham, a local birdwatcher and conservationist, for a walk at Swanscombe Marshes. The area is under threat of development by Paramount for an "Entertainment Resort". Sally and I have have been back many ...

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Recent Announcements

  • Elmley NNR

    Our next meeting takes place this Sunday, 16th July at Elmley NNR. Meet at the reserve car park, TQ938679 (ME12 3RW). There is a small parking fee. The open landscape of Elmley Marshes has lapwings gathering in flocks, avocets with young, marsh harriers & other birds of prey. The meeting […]

  • Coach trip to Pulborough
    Coach trip to Pulborough

    After the success of Minsmere (thanks Sally!), we have now finalised details of the Pulborough trip in October which Hazel has been hard at work organising for us. You can read the full details by clicking this link to our Coach Trips page. Check your diaries and book your place […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Group Trip to Dagenham Chase
    Group Trip to Dagenham Chase

    On a fresh, cloudy day, fourteen of us gathered in the car park at Dagenham Chase, ready to explore this new venue. Having crossed the road, we first looked at the Eastbrook Pond. There were Egyptian geese, mute swans, mallards, common terns and coots with their chicks. Our walk took […]

  • Lullingstone Country Park
    Lullingstone Country Park

    On Tuesday a large group of members and non-members gathered by the visitor centre at Lullingstone Country Park for our latest Tuesday nature “ramble”. It was pleasantly warm but rain was forecast from 1.00pm. One of the first birds that we saw was a yellowhammer (and we heard its song, […]

Members’ Posts

  • More on Garden Wildlife
    More on Garden Wildlife

    Julie decided to do the washing on Thursday – lucky Julie. She found this Toadflax Brocade moth in her IKEA peg basket and sent me […]

  • What a day in our Garden!
    What a day in our Garden!

    Sally and I like to keep an eye open for animals (and plants) that arrive in our garden. In some shape or form we have […]

  • Local Birding
    Local Birding

    On Sunday, Sally and I went out for a few hours in search of yellow wagtail and corn bunting. Both have “Red” status as they […]

Group Leader’s Notes