We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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40th anniversary evening

On Thursday 19th October we celebrated our 40th anniversary with invited guests including the Gravesham Mayor Cllr Harold Craske and Mayoress Veronica Craske, the RSPB Chief Executive Mike Clarke, who was our special guest speaker, as well as guests from ...

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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 of black-winged stilts laid eggs and volunteers have been assisting RSPB staff to ensure that ...

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Dungeness September news update

here is the latest news from RSPB Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Summer Work Programme One of the biggest projects our reserve has seen for a long time has just finished. Over the last six weeks we have been undertaking work on Burrowes Pit ...

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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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Recent Announcements

  • Social evening

    Our last indoor meeting of 2017 takes place this Thursday, 14th December, at Northfleet School for Girls. To end the year, no formal talk, just a relaxed evening in which we can meet, review the year and enjoy some festive refreshments. The meeting starts at 07:30pm and finishes at 09:45pm.

  • Cliffe pools & Northward Hill 

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Saturday, 2nd December, at Cliffe pools & Northward Hill RSPB reserves. Meet in the Cliffe Pools car park off Salt Lane, TQ724763 (ME3 7SU). Cliffe Pools attracts numerous wintering waders & wildfowl, including avocet, godwits, goldeneye & grebes. To Northward Hill for lunch and […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill RSPB Reserves
    Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill RSPB Reserves

    The day started at Cliffe Pools with 10 hardy souls braving the cold weather.  We didn’t move far spending the first 20 minutes at the car park end of Crystal Pool where happily everyone managed to get a good look at the frequently diving pair of Black-Necked Grebe. On the […]

  • Group Visit to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve
    Group Visit to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

    Following on from Saturday’s miserable weather, 19 of us met on a cold but sunny Sunday morning at Kent Wildlife Trust’s Sevenoaks wildlife reserve. This wonderful SSSI was created from former gravel quarries and has a mixed habitat including 5 lakes, ponds, reed beds and woodland. Just outside the visitor […]

Members’ Posts

  • Allhallows and Yantlet Creek.
    Allhallows and Yantlet Creek.

    On Sunday, Hazel and I spent a couple of hours down at Allhallows. We parked by the Pilot pub and were greeted to the sights […]

  • Nuthatch at Pulborough

    One of the highlights of Saturday’s trip to Pulborough was watching a Nuthatch feeding on an acorn. So, just for those who couldn’t attend at […]

  • Raptor survey
    Raptor survey

    Back in February Sue posted a notice asking people to get involved with a survey being sponsored by the Hawk Conservancy. We volunteered and were […]

Group Leader’s Notes

  • Thank you

    Following on from our very successful (if a little wet!) Volunteer activity at Northward Hill last Saturday, we have received the following message from the […]

  • 40th anniversary evening
    40th anniversary evening

    On Thursday 19th October we celebrated our 40th anniversary with invited guests including the Gravesham Mayor Cllr Harold Craske and Mayoress Veronica Craske, the RSPB […]

  • 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 […]