Jun 262014

Sevenoaks  Wildlife Reserve was the venue for our Tuesday walk this month and although the traffic was quite bad, 14 of us met up near the tea bar.   Whilst some watched a kingfisher from the nearby hide, others enjoyed a relaxing cup of tea whilst listening to chiffchaff, robin, blackbird and blackcap (amongst others). […]

Jun 252014
Mucking reserve

I visited the new nature reserve at Mucking which is 5 mins drive from Stanford Le Hope and within walking distance of the station. David Attenborough opened the site last year and I must say it’s on par with Rainham Marshes for facilities maybe even a tad better. The tide was out and with the […]

 Posted by on 25 June 2014 at 9:51 pm
Jun 232014
Mediterranean Gulls

On Wednesday we went to Shellness on Sheppey – it was a nice sunny day to be beside the sea! However,  I have got into the habit of stopping off at Leysdown to feed the gulls. So, after buying an out-of-date loaf of bread for 50p at Leysdown, we stopped by the sea wall and […]

 Posted by on 23 June 2014 at 7:21 pm
Jun 232014
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

20 members of our group met at Rye Harbour for our annual walk around the reserve this Saturday. The reserve was established in 1970 by East Sussex county council and it was not until late 2011 when the management responsibilities were transferred to Sussex Wildlife Trust. It is a reserve of varied habitats which support […]

 Posted by on 23 June 2014 at 5:23 pm
Jun 182014
Minsmere Part II

Minsmere always gives us a great day out and this year’s trip was no different.   A lovely sunny day, and with the added excitement generated by the recent Springwatch programmes, we were all keen to catch up with the avian and mammal stars of the show. We arrived in great time (thanks to our […]

Jun 172014
Love nature? Get involved!

Did you enjoy watching Springwatch over the last three weeks? I certainly did. I felt it was the best season ever and not just because it came from the RSPB flagship reserve of Minsmere on the Suffolk coast, although that is a pretty good reason! For me this year was best for three reasons: Firstly, […]

 Posted by on 17 June 2014 at 10:44 pm
Jun 172014
Bitterns at Minsmere

Technical problems seem to have caused an hiatus in the posting of our report on the coach trip to Minsmere (the post seems to be stuck in draft!).  So I will do a quick report now. The group visited Minsmere almost three weeks ago and it was a wonderful day. The weather was perfect and, […]

 Posted by on 17 June 2014 at 9:58 pm