Aug 302012
The Windy White Cliffs of Dover

It is years since I have walked along the White Cliffs from Dover towards St Margaret’s at Cliffe, so I was really looking forward to today’s walk. The weather was bright, sunny and breezy to start with – the wind assisting us in our slow progress along the chalky footpath.   During the morning the […]

 Posted by on 30 August 2012 at 10:04 am
Aug 282012
Northward Hill

A Sunday walk at Northward Hill was the Group Bank Holiday treat.   After stormy wet weather yesterday it was great to get out in the sunshine and warmth of a summer day.   Eight of us joined Jeff at our local reserve.   Our sightings started from the car park with  Barn Swallow, Goldfinch, […]

Aug 222012
Cliffe Pools

Members of the Gravesend group assembled in the car park at Cliffe Pools on Tuesday, relieved that the extreme heat of the last few days had subsided and now was pleasantly warm; a more comfortable temperature in which to walk and bird-watch. 13 members set out and we were immediately greeted by a whitethroat darting […]

Aug 152012
Warehorne and Kenardington

My usual Wednesday walkers and I decided to follow a recommended walk near Warehorne and Kenardington in Kent.   Near Ham Street, this delightful part of Kent has remained peaceful and rural, with traditional buildings and old barns, and with the Royal Military Canal to walk alongside it made for a delightful walk . The […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2012 at 9:54 pm
Aug 122012
Cliffe evening trip

On Friday 10 August 15 members of the group met up just outside* the main Cliffe RSPB reserve car park for an evening walk around the reserve.  It was a lovely summer evening with a high tide around 7pm.  Before we had exited the car park we had seen a juvenille green woodpecker and shortly […]

Aug 112012
Fingringhoe Wick, Essex Wildlife Trust Reserve

Several times a year I get together with some friends, Pam and Ken in Essex.    Ken and I usually take the opportunity to do some bird-watching in Essex.   Our latest exploits took us on a return visit to Fringringhoe Wick, an Essex Wildlife Trust reserve, set alongside the River Colne. The usual culprits […]

 Posted by on 11 August 2012 at 8:20 pm
Aug 102012
Brazilian Paradise

Some of you will be aware that I have been visiting and supporting a reserve called REGUA (Reserva Ecologica de Guapi Assu) in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest just north of Rio de Janiero over the last few years.   This year I had the opportunity to stay for a little longer and do some voluntary […]