Jun 212012
Thursley Common - trip report

The group visited Thursley Common in Surrey on Sunday 17 June.  The day started overcast but soon cleared to a sunny day, however the recent heavy rainfall meant that the boggy part of this National Nature Reserve was particularly wet and in one section brought a whole new meaning to ‘boardwalk’! It is now six […]

Jun 052012
Rye Harbour

Yesterday I led a walk at Rye Harbour, one of my favourite bird watching haunts. Luckily for me local expert Roy was on hand to steer us around. As we walked along the footpath towards Lime Kiln Cottage there were herring gull, black-headed gull, little egret,  house martin and swift. After we had given our […]

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Jun 042012
Holborough Marshes and Leybourne Lakes

Holborough marshes lies beside the River Medway in Snodland. We started by the Church and followed the river through a small housing estate where house martin nests were clinging to the eaves – we counted seven nests just in the area we walked. I really have a soft spot for house martins as they nested […]