Oct 282014
Putting something back!

Thirty-nine people joined our Community Day Beach Clean at Rainham Marshes rspb reserve, run in partnership with Thames 21.   There were members of our group joined by Rainham volunteers, members of the local community and some families from the American School in London. Our day started with a welcome from Paul, followed by a briefing […]

Oct 232014
Don't waste the extra hour!

We get an extra hour this weekend when the clocks go back to Greenwich Meantime – use your extra hour to make a difference by joining us on our Beach Clean at Rainham Marshes RSPB reserve. The event is being run in partnership with Thames 21, who provide all the equipment, including wellies, gloves and tools. […]

Oct 192014
Thank you for helping us raise £1540 for the RSPB

A ‘Thank You’ received is always  appreciated; so let me pass on the thank you received from Chris Corrigan, the Regional Director of the RSPB South East England, for the £1540 we raised for the RSPB last year. I would also like to use this opportunity to pass on my own ‘thank you’s: Thank you to Josie […]

Oct 142014

We’ve received the following news from Dungeness RSPB: NEWS  Craig Edwards appointed warden of RSPB Dungeness Congratulations to Craig who has been appointed the new warden of RSPB Dungeness. Craig has been the assistant warden at Dungeness for the past 3 years and has been temporarily filling in the vacant roll since Natalie’s departure. We […]

 Posted by on 14 October 2014 at 3:02 pm
Oct 132014
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park – Birding in the Autumn Sun

Packing waterproofs seemed essential as Saturday dawned and the heavy grey skies seemed to have a bountiful supply of rain just waiting to wash out the day.     How wrong can you be? Eleven of us turned up at the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, looking across the Thames to Kent as we donned all […]

Oct 082014
Colour-rings - how much do we really know?

Those of you who regularly read our updates will know that some of our group – mainly me(!) – are keen to note colour-ringed birds and send off sightings to the relevant colour-ring projects.    This is sometimes no mean feat as there are many different projects running in many different countries in Europe, which […]

 Posted by on 8 October 2014 at 10:56 pm
Oct 042014
RSPB North Kent Marshes - Autumn update

Homes for nature I often start by talking about the weather, mainly because it has been utterly erratic, but this time we are basking in what has been a glorious spring, ‘proper’ summer, and an ‘Indian summer’. The trees are beginning to turn and the bushes are bursting with fruit, we’ve had some good rain […]

 Posted by on 4 October 2014 at 12:50 pm