The snow had melted at last, well almost, and the sun was shining, when 15 members of the Group met at Brooklands car park for the last ‘bird watch’ of 2010. As it was Malcolm’s birthday last week he made his annual suggestion of trying to see as many birds as he is years old. […]
The Sunday Times recently ran some articles on the possibility of situating a future airport in the Thames estuary either on “Boris Island” or on the Hoo peninsula. The Gravesend Group took part in the successful “No airport at Cliffe” campaign some year ago (2002). Therefore we took up the issue with the RSPB as […]
A cold morning for our coach trip to this RSPB reserve. However, our driver, Bernie, arrived early (despite all the road works around Grave send at the moment) and we were soon on our way to Pulborough Brooks. We had a smooth journey to the reserve with the weather improving all the time. At the feeders in front of the centre we […]
Howard Vaughan, the Information Officer at Rainham Marshes, has published a document on identifying the difference between the two godwits. I thought you may all like to take a look, so follow this link and then look at the attachment… more on godwits It makes it look simple when they are side by side – […]
16 of us enjoyed an excellent walk around Rainham Marshes today, led by Jeff. On arrival there was rumour of a Bluethroat which had been present yesterday, and a Ring Ouzel which had been around during the previous week. Although those two birds eluded us there were plenty more to take our interest. After checking in at […]
You will recall that when we did our migrant watch at Dungeness recently we spotted a Skua which we were unable to identify. Bearing in mind I did say that “dodgy photos permitting, if I get a definite id, I’ll post it” I have attached said “dodgy photos” and a group of bird ringers have […]
The subject of a disease which is affecting our garden birds was raised at last Tuesday’s indoor meeting, so we have done some research and found this advice from the RSPB: Trichomonosis in finches and other garden birds If you think you have seen sick birds in your garden, please follow the advice in this article.