Oct 172010

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 – […]

 Posted by on 17 October 2010 at 7:53 pm
Oct 172010
Trip Report – Rainham Marshes – Sunday 17th October

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 […]

 Posted by on 17 October 2010 at 7:44 pm
Oct 172010
2nd October – Dungeness – Migrant Watch follow up.

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 […]

 Posted by on 17 October 2010 at 7:35 pm
Oct 062010
Trichomonosis in finches and other garden birds

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.

 Posted by on 6 October 2010 at 9:20 pm