Aug 262014
Riverside in the Rain

The weather forecast was for rain – and it did! But that did not dampen the spirits of the 13 members of the group that turned up to go birdwatching at Riverside Country Park. However, no one disputed my suggestion that we first went for tea or coffee in the visitor centre and wait for […]

 Posted by on 26 August 2014 at 10:57 pm
Aug 252014
Gravesend Group at the Regatta

 On Saturday 16th August, Sue, Cliff and Irene, assisted by Sally, set up an RSPB information and sales table on Gravesend promenade. We were in a prime spot at the front of the green, though rather close to the announcer with his loudspeaker and music… Various events took place during the day, including the Strong […]

 Posted by on 25 August 2014 at 9:03 pm
Aug 232014
Hen Harrier Day

On 10th August 2014 around 570 people met on a (very wet!) patch of grass by the Derwent Dam, Hope Valley in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire.   Our aim was to highlight the illegal persecution of Hen Harriers on grouse shooting estates in the north of England.  In 2013 no Hen Harrier chicks fledged […]

Aug 222014
New venue for Tuesday afternoon indoor meetings

Starting in September our Tuesday afternoon indoor meetings are moving to a new venue. The new meeting place is Gravesend Masonic Hall, 25 Wrotham Road, DA11 0PA. The meetings for the rest of the year are: 23rd September: “BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND” by Victoria Golding. Victoria, who is a member of the Kent Trust Council […]

 Posted by on 22 August 2014 at 8:40 pm
Aug 212014
Volunteering Day - Sunday 26th October 9 am to 1 pm

Join us at RSPB Rainham Marshes nature reserve for a community clean-up of the foreshore in partnership with the Thames 21. We aim to clear the rubbish that collects on the foreshore near Rainham Marshes nature reserve along the Thames. Plastic litter blights this area every time there is a high tide.   Let’s get together […]

 Posted by on 21 August 2014 at 11:29 pm
Aug 212014
Colour-ringed Kittiwake

Those members of the Group who went on the coach trip to Minsmere may have noticed Kittiwake on the Scrape.   One of the birds had colour-rings, and as you may also be aware I like to report sightings of colour ringed birds to the relevant project. I have just had the result of the […]

Aug 142014
Rainham RSPB Reserve

August is a good month to look out for returning passage migrants. Waders such as Curlew Sandpiper, Whimbrel and Spotted Redshank are now moving south and many will pause on their journey to feed  at places like Oare KWT reserve and Rainham RSPB reserve. So on Wednesday we went to Rainham hoping to see some […]

 Posted by on 14 August 2014 at 11:37 pm