Jan 302012
 
Millbrook - Big Garden Birdwatch - Day 2

Another lively day at Millbrook Garden Centre, despite Sunday being a much colder day than Saturday. The bird count was just as good and many people braved the cold, leaving the warmth of the shop & cafeteria to visit us at the wildlife area. Greenfinches, chaffinches, robins, blackbirds, dunnocks, tits, and of course, doves & […]

 Posted by on 30 January 2012 at 10:35 pm
Jan 292012
 
Lee Valley Trip Report

Although the journey to Lee Valley was foggy, it soon cleared leaving the day calm but cold.  Before we set off Jeff gave a quick impromptu presentation of ‘long service’ awards – to Sue and Ian Griffin, Irene Robson and Maria Yetman for volunteering activities for the group. First stop was the bittern hide – […]

Jan 282012
 
Millbrook - Big Garden Birdwatch - Day 1

On Saturday members of the group gathered at Millbrook Garden Centre outside Gravesend to help run a Big Garden Birdwatch event. We had great views of birds on the feeders in the Wildlife Garden and we were kept busy with a constant stream of Millbrook customers that wanted to see the birds. We were fortunate […]

Jan 282012
 
Bossenden Woods

We decided to go to Bossenden Woods last Sunday after having read the report on the Group website.    We found the wood  – it was very quiet and we had almost given up hope of seeing anything, when on the way back to the car we stopped as there was a fair amount of bird activity in a particular […]

 Posted by on 28 January 2012 at 8:17 pm
Jan 272012
 
Oare in Winter

After the rain of the previous day, we decided to try Oare this week where there are some hides if we needed cover.   As it turned out the weather gradually improved and we had a great time. At the jetty area we stopped to enjoy redshank, black-tailed godwit, dunlin, grey plover and common gull – the […]

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Jan 252012
 

Apologies for the rather curtailed report on our indoor meeting – my new technology getting the better of me!  Updated report now on the website. Sue

 Posted by on 25 January 2012 at 10:10 pm