Apr 302011
Hothfield - 30th April

15 of us met at Hothfield for our walk at this KWT site which provides the only peat bog habitat in the south east.   From the car park we heard whitethroat, chiffchaff, blackcap, chaffinch, and nightingale.    We also saw a Jay.    Our first birds on entering the reserve were blue tit and blackbird, with a […]

Apr 292011

In recognition of this great day – and I’m sure you all join me in wishing the happy couple a long and happy life together – and the fact that my invitation must have been lost in the post, I decided to take a trip to Stodmarsh today. A couple of companions made the day […]

Apr 272011
If it's Wednesday it must be  . . . .

me again! Today we sampled the delights of Brooklands Lake near Snodland first thing this morning where we saw blackcap, whitethroat and heard chiffchaff and sedge warbler.   As we did a gentle lap of the lake there were sand and house martins and swallows flying overhead.   Despite our best efforts we were not able to find the common […]

Apr 232011
Brazil to Kent - 20th April

Back from my travels in warmer climes I thought but the glorious weather in Kent this week has meant that lots of migrants are teeming into the country. A lovely day at Hothfield with my usual Wednesday companions had a twofold purpose – firstly to enjoy the delights of this very precious habitat reserve and secondly so […]

 Posted by on 23 April 2011 at 8:36 pm
Apr 232011

22 met on this bright sunny day for a half-term walk with Malcolm and Sally at this ever-popular country park near Rainham.   A hot and sunny day was forecast and enabled everyone to get great views of several migrants during the morning.    The first excitement was the sound of a pair of meditteranean gulls mixed […]

Apr 222011

9 of us met on a gorgeous sunny morning. Grasshopper warbler had been sighted so we set off in the direction last seen. Blackbird, collard dove, goldfinch, pheasant, magpie, whitethroat, house sparrow, shelduck, mute swan, coot, lapwing, heron, wood pigeon, cormorant were all sighted. Marsh frogs were extremely vocal and showing well and lots of […]

 Posted by on 22 April 2011 at 2:16 pm
Apr 032011
Trip report - Saturday 2nd April - Tudeley Woods

23 group members gathered in the car park at Tudeley Woods RSPB reserve on what turned out to be a very warm day (we certainly didn’t need thermal vests anyway, as I soon found out……).  Luckily for us RSPB staff were meeting & greeting the public in the car park & Matthew Allen, Assistant Warden, […]

 Posted by on 3 April 2011 at 10:24 pm