Dec 152015
 
Group trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve

Our last outing of the year was to be at Rainham Marshes in Essex. The day dawned grey and wet and did not look promising. However, ever the optimist, I believed the weather man who said it would improve as the day wore on, and consequently we set off to make the most of it. […]

 Posted by on 15 December 2015 at 7:50 pm
Dec 112015
 
Mystery Birds

On Thursday Sally and I went to the Gravesend RSPB Local Group meeting at Northfleet School for Girls. Mince pies were on the agenda and it seemed a good idea to go along. Very nice too and so were the biscuits! The talk was by Richard Revels and was titled “Wildlife Hunting with Camera”. Many […]

 Posted by on 11 December 2015 at 9:05 pm
Dec 112015
 
2016 Programme, December Newsletter and membership renewal

As we come towards the end of the year it is time to publish our latest newsletter and our 2016 programme of events, and to invite you to renew your membership for next year. Please click on these links to read and/or print your copy of the December Newsletter, the 2016 Programme and the invitation to renew your membership.

 Posted by on 11 December 2015 at 5:07 pm
Nov 292015
 
Website update

I’m pleased to inform you that our website problems have been identified and work to correct them is making good progress. Our front page is working again and you should be able to read our most recent and forthcoming posts. Note however that posts older than a couple of months still may not display correctly. Our email […]

 Posted by on 29 November 2015 at 12:42 am
Nov 192015
 

We are aware of the problem displaying the content of posts on our website and we are looking into it! Post content sent in automated emails is not affected. Alan E

 Posted by on 19 November 2015 at 11:44 am
Nov 102015
 
Whoopers at Welney

On Sunday our group visitied the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Welney in Norfolk. Situated on the Ouse Washes it is the winter home of thousands of ducks, geese and swans. Some of us quickly found a tree sparrow amongst the house sparrows on the bird feeders by the visitor centre. Others were lucky […]

 Posted by on 10 November 2015 at 5:26 pm
Nov 102015
 
House Martins

Whilst walking my dog along Greenhithe promenade today, I noticed a fellow birder taking an interest in some birds flying around the houses along the river front – they were house martins! There were 3 or 4 of them circling and presumably feeding. I can’t recall seeing them so late in the year before – […]

 Posted by on 10 November 2015 at 4:59 pm
Nov 102015
 

As Irene was watching ring necked parakeets at her home (see last post), Sally and I were watching a flock of 8 in a wood near Cobham. The birds flew in to a hornbeam tree directly above our heads. They started to feed on the hornbeam seeds. They broke off the seed clusters with their […]

 Posted by on 10 November 2015 at 4:11 pm