Nov 272012
RSPB Rainham Marshes Trip Report - Sunday 25th November

After almost non-stop drizzly rain on Saturday it was lovely to have a breezy, sunny Sunday at Rainham for our group meeting. There were plenty of small birds around the visitor centre taking turns to jump onto the feeders. Greenfinches, goldfinches, house sparrows, collared doves and starlings chatted in the bushes. We followed the trail […]

 Posted by on 27 November 2012 at 4:49 pm
Nov 242012

This week my usual Wednesday Walk was actually on Thursday  and as I trawled through the various websites looking for potential sites the only area which appealed was Dungeness.    Bravely I suggested it to the rest of the team – knowing that blame would be apportioned if I had made the wrong suggestion. We […]

Nov 212012

Below is a link to a recent ITV Meridian news piece about developments at Great Bells Farm which you may find of interest. Great bells farm lies at the far eastern side of Elmley reserve, on Eastchurch Marshes shown on an O/S map, north of Windmill Creek and south of Elmley prison. At present there […]

 Posted by on 21 November 2012 at 9:48 am
Nov 172012
Fingringhoe Wick and Abberton Reservoir

Our second coach trip of the year took the group to Fingringhoe Wick and Abberton Reservoir, two Essex Wildlife Trust Reserves near Colchester.   The weather forecast was wet and cold, but we were lucky and although there were a couple of showers we managed to be in hides on both occasions. On the journey […]

Nov 142012

For the last 25 years, many Kent farmers have become wildlife champions and have rallied to the plight of some of our most threatened species by creating the conditions they need to survive. Using payments for wildlife-friendly farming – known as agri-environment schemes – some of these “champions” have reversed population crashes of those species […]

 Posted by on 14 November 2012 at 11:25 am
Nov 102012

Today the Group had an outdoor meeting at Oare. The weather was a little uninspiring, and in fact there had been a few texts flying around, just checking that we were going to bother. Having got up early on a Saturday morning, there was no chance of my staying in! With a light drizzle falling […]

 Posted by on 10 November 2012 at 9:42 pm
Nov 072012
In raptures over Raptors

Swale NNR and Capel Fleet were the venue for my regular wander this week with the usual band of hopefuls. We took the journey down the Harty Road slowly, watching the fields as we cruised past. A flock of Fieldfare were feeding amongst a cabbage crop. They were hard to see at first, but as […]