Nov 282011
Save the Chattenden Woods Nightingales and other wildlife!

28th November 2011 Kent Wildlife Groups warn of severe threat to North Kent’s nationally important wildlife – Medway council’s development brief to build housing right next to Chattenden Woods. A planning application for a 5,000 house development is likely to cause extensive damage to the area’s wildlife, says Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT), the Royal Society […]

Nov 232011

Dungeness rarely disappoints and today as we arrived to warm sunshine – a delight after the grey skies of the last few days – the prospect of a few new birds raised our spirits.   (sorry, Malcolm, getting far too poetical!). At the first hide we saw the usual collection of birds, including snipe, cormorant, pochard, teal, wigeon, shoveler, herring gull, […]

Nov 222011
Our Holiday on Mull 2011

In early August Ian and I had a wonderful holiday on the Isle of Mull, where we saw some fantastic wildlife. Having left home at 7.45 pm on Friday and driven through the night, we arrived at Oban at 7.30 am on the Saturday morning (just a wee bit tired!). While we were waiting for […]

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Nov 162011

Those of you who have walked with Malcolm, will understand today’s dilemma.   There were two women out on the loose, Irene and myself being the only two remaining members of our Wednesday walkers – but we managed our identifications without assistance [sorry to disappoint you Malcolm!] We decided on Oare as it always produces a good number […]

Nov 102011
Over the river to Essex . . .

I know this is the Gravesend RSPB website, but Jeff did say that he wanted us to add our birding experiences, so here I am telling you about my latest day out with friends – to Essex. After much deliberation over the birding websites we decided to go to Stanford Marshes, opposite Cliffe and near […]

Nov 052011

Our next Woodville talk will be by Malcolm on the subject of Robert Pocock (as opposed to The Robert Pocock hostelry in Gravesend!).    When the presentation was delivered to the North West Kent KWT a couple of weeks ago, several of our group attended, one being Neil.   One of the places mentioned by Malcolm as […]

Nov 022011
Super Sheppey

When I meet new people and discuss where we live I often get “Oh, you’re so lucky to have all those good sites near you”.   Today just confirmed how right they are and how brilliant the area is for getting out and seeing great birds. Having checked a few websites last night, the Sheppey area […]