Feb 182014
Shellness and Capel Fleet - Isle of Sheppy

We could not believe our luck on Sunday morning when 16 of us met at Shellness by the seawall for our 4th outdoor meeting of the year. The sun was shining and it was not raining! After a short debate, and on Ian’s recommendation, we decided to take a few of the cars down to […]

 Posted by on 18 February 2014 at 4:50 pm
Feb 162014
Millbrook Garden Centre - Grand Opening of Hide

On Saturday Sally, Irene and I (plus robin) helped to open the bird watching hide at Millbrook Garden Centre (video). We were very fortunate that the “cutting of the ribbon” was timed for one of the few dry periods of the day! However, as always, we met many people and did a lot of talking […]

 Posted by on 16 February 2014 at 8:59 pm
Feb 142014
New Bird Hide - Millbrook Garden Centre

This Saturday at 10.30 I will be opening the “new” bird hide and wildlife garden at Millbrook Garden Centre. I have never had the honour of cutting a ribbon before! Of course, as many of you will know, the wildlife area and hide have been in place for some time and we have used it […]

 Posted by on 14 February 2014 at 8:23 pm
Feb 122014
Rain, Rain Go Away . . . . Oh how I wish!

I nearly stayed in bed this morning, but that would have been defeatist, so off I went with my binoculars and wet weather gear to find some birds. First stop was Chatham docks – shag and long-tailed duck have been found there in previous years, so there is always a chance of something other than […]

Feb 112014
Bird Watching in Essex

Last week was rather different in that I went to Essex to see friends and do some bird watching.   We decided on Fingringhoe Wick.   Although the weather has been pretty ropey recently, we actually had a good day with sunshine and only one short shower of rain. There were spectacular numbers of curlew, […]

Feb 022014

Twenty of us gathered in the car park at Sevenoaks today for Sue & Cliff’s debut as walk leaders, and what a great job they did!   With all the recent rain, it was no surprise to find that access to various parts of the reserve was restricted with Carter Hide under water and much […]