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

  • India – Nameri, Eagle’s Nest and Kaziranga reserves

    Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday, 26th September at Gravesend Masonic Halls. The presentation will be “India – Nameri, Eagle’s Nest and Kaziranga reserves” by Dr Brian Summerfield. The birds & wildlife of the Indian nature sanctuaries that protect tigers, leopards, rhinoceros & hundreds of other special species. […]

  • St Margaret’s Bockhill & Samphire Hoe

    Our next meeting takes place this Sunday, September 24th at St Margaret’s Bockhill & Samphire Hoe. Meet in the memorial car park, TR373451 (CT15 6DT) for peregrine, ravens & fulmars on the cliffs. At Samphire Hoe afterwards meet in the car park, TR300396 (CT17 9FL). Black redstart & sand martin on […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • A Happy Hobby Day at Rainham Marshes
    A Happy Hobby Day at Rainham Marshes

    “The best views of Hobbies this year” – said one of our group as we stopped again to admire the aerobatic display of three Hobbies and two Kestrel. The weather was fine and fairly warm with a moderate breeze in open areas. The air was crystal clear, making the most […]

  • Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve - an evening visit
    Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve – an evening visit

    Last Friday the Gravesend RSPB group had an evening visit to the RSPB reserve at Cliffe Pools. A new reserve sign greeted us in the car park. With only about 90 minutes of light left in the day, we wondered how many birds we would be able to see. However, […]

Members’ Posts

Group Leader’s Notes

  • 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 […]

  • Wildlife Sightings in the Garden
    Wildlife Sightings in the Garden

    If you have been keeping up with recent posts you will know that we have had some really interesting species in our garden – with, […]

  • Cliffe Pools and Black-winged Stilts
    Cliffe Pools and Black-winged Stilts

    Norman and Sandra have been part of the RSPB team on the “Black-winged Stilt watch” at Cliffe Pools since the end of May. Two pairs […]