Jan 312014
 
An old favourite

It was cold, wet, grey and we got stuck in traffic on the M2, but we had a great day at Oare on Wednesday.   Although it was throwing it down with rain when we left Gravesend, by the time we got to the Faversham exit the sun was just visible through the grey cloud […]

Jan 282014
 
Big Garden Birdwatch

This year goldfinches have become more of a feature in my garden. For several years now goldfinches have been overwintering in the UK in increasing numbers. Many of you will have been getting them, perhaps on your niger feeders, for a long while. We now have four regulars. The robins have started to sing and […]

 Posted by on 28 January 2014 at 11:03 am
Jan 262014
 

A few weeks ago the group visited Elmley NNR. Sue wrote an excellent trip report but it was such a spectacular visit that I thought it would be good to look again at some of the sights of the day. Click on the links to watch video and on trip to see the route and […]

 Posted by on 26 January 2014 at 11:05 pm
Jan 212014
 
Elmley NNR

As we drove onto the reserve we were met with flooded fields and ditches with huge flocks of starling, lapwing and over 50 curlew on one side of the track – a further 60 on the other.   Mute swan, greylag geese, coot, redshank and a marsh harrier were also spotted as we continued along […]

Jan 212014
 
Rainham Marshes

Sunday 19th Jan. Had a very enjoyable afternoon at Rainham marshes the area, as you can imagine, is flooded in places and parts are currently sealed off. The reserve was busier than I had seen it for a long time with visitors more than actual birds. In the wooded part I saw barn owl, blue […]

 Posted by on 21 January 2014 at 4:09 pm
Jan 162014
 
Big Garden BirdWatch

Julie wrote an item for our December Newsletter about the BGBW. But just in case you missed it here it is again. Don’t forget to take part. Also we will be at Millbrook Garden Centre over that weekend encouraging shoppers to do a birdwatch at Millbrooks! Join us.         RSPB Big Garden […]

 Posted by on 16 January 2014 at 9:35 pm