Aug 282011

My walk this week took me to Elmley with three of the usual team of five in attendance.   On the way down from the main road we spotted very little until we passed the RSPB office when there were lapwing, meadow pipit, little grebe and mute swan to be seen.  At the Wellmarsh Hide we […]

Aug 202011

Eight of us met at Oare one of the group’s favourite venues.   After we had dealt with the important business of dividing up the home grown apples and the sweets it was off to view the river.   A family with two young daughters were just starting out on their own walk, and Howard set up […]

Aug 192011
Where are all the birds?

Today, my friends and I decided that our usual Wednesday outing should try to track down some of the migrants which have so far eluded us.   Our original plan was to try Reculver and then move on to Grove Ferry, however as we flew down the M2 Malcolm decided that Bishopstone to the west of […]

 Posted by on 19 August 2011 at 9:31 pm
Aug 142011
Garden Watch

Whilst trying to do some tidying up in the garden yesterday I happened across two discoveries in as many seconds.  The first was the pictured bird’s nest – low down in a holly bush.   Although remarkably neat and tidy, there was no evidence of use sadly. I needed to trim a few branches of the […]

 Posted by on 14 August 2011 at 8:29 pm
Aug 112011
Dungeness - 10th August

Once again it was time for my friends and I to take ourselves off for the weekly birdwatching jaunt.   We had decided on Dungeness this week, as there had been some good birds seen there over the previous few days. The buzzard spotted as we drove down the M20 started our day well, and once […]

Aug 092011
Wildlife and Countryside Fair

Bouncy Castle It was a bright if a little blustery day when Terry and I arrived at Northward Hill for the fair.   We were volunteering for the afternoon session on the coconut shy.   We were greeted by volunteers urging us to make a donation towards the cost of the fair and handing out bags for […]

Aug 062011

The walk was organised by Dartford Borough Council Parks Dept ( Kelly Fawsitt) our leader for the day was John Young. Conditions were not the best as although warm there was no sun. About 40 people turned up at the car park, and not be put off, we set off. We hadn’t gone far when […]

 Posted by on 6 August 2011 at 8:27 pm
Aug 052011
Cliffe Pools evening visit

There were 16 of us on this evening walk to our local patch.   Although the gates to the car park were locked, we managed to find space for safe parking at the Salt Lane entrance and were soon on our way.   Paul had been delayed so Jeff and Malcolm started to lead the group off […]