Mar 312013
Putting Birds on the Map

Some of you will know that Sally and I put all of our bird sightings on to the BTO BirdTrack website. This is a really excellent system that allows our data to be used to monitor bird populations, to map bird distributions and direct conservation needs. It also allows us to keep a record of […]

 Posted by on 31 March 2013 at 4:33 pm
Mar 302013

Like everyone else, we are getting more than a bit cheesed-off with this eternal winter, so today we decided to ignore the grey skies and sleet and get out! Heading for Samphire Hoe lifted our spirits somewhat, as the sunshine had broken through the clouds and was making a mobile shiny jigsaw of the Channel. […]

 Posted by on 30 March 2013 at 8:34 pm
Mar 222013

The Thursday volunteer team and I were digging up phragmites reeds near the dipping platform at Northward Hill in order to stock the phyto-remediation pond for the new Septic tank. Nico, (residential volunteer) heard a bearded tit and being a typical modern youth, he had his iPhone with him and was able to play back […]

 Posted by on 22 March 2013 at 3:21 pm
Mar 172013
Oare in the rain

It was a wet and windy morning that 5 stalwort members of the group met to see what was on offer at Oare. As we left our cars, reluctantly leaving our lunch behind, we made our way up to look over the Swale. Bracing ourselves against the wind we did our best to watch the […]

 Posted by on 17 March 2013 at 2:22 pm
Mar 142013
Essex Emerald Moth

On Saturday Sally and I went to Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve – not to see the Bittern that had been reported but to have a look at the insect collection in the museum at the Visitor Centre. I was hoping that it would contain some gall wasps or parasitic wasps but sadly, for me, it was […]

 Posted by on 14 March 2013 at 9:30 pm
Mar 142013
York Road Academy - Dartford

Last week we went to York Road Academy – a school in Dartford that is setting up a new garden area with a strong emphasis on birds and wildlife. The young pupils from the Language Unit have a tiny area to work with but they already have a pond and lots of bird feeders. We […]

 Posted by on 14 March 2013 at 8:53 pm
Mar 052013

We need an enthusiastic and conscientious individual to be the leader of the Gravesend Local Group, taking over from Jeff when he steps down at the AGM in May 2013.

You will be working with the help and support of a dedicated and experienced Committee of volunteers, as well as support from staff at the RSPB South East Regional Office.

 Posted by on 5 March 2013 at 8:22 pm