Jun 292015
Found at Northward Hill

A few days ago Alan contacted me and asked whether I would dissect an owl pellet for him. Great – thanks Alan! He had found it on the foot platform of a wooden stile at the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill. However from his description I began to doubt that it was an owl pellet. […]

 Posted by on 29 June 2015 at 11:17 pm
Jun 252015
Elmley National Nature Reserve

We had a great, slow drive in, cattle grazing with their calves. On fence post oystercatcher and three redshank, which seemed rather out of place. Lots of lapwing and coot with young and marsh harrier being mobbed by a pair of lapwing and a crow. Wonderful views of a pair of yellow wagtails flitting back […]

 Posted by on 25 June 2015 at 9:13 pm
Jun 112015
Spring Birds and Fledglings

  Springwatch may have finished (what a brilliant 3 weeks!) but nesting birds and fledglings will be around for a few weeks yet. Steve sent me this photograph of a male chaffinch feeding a fledgling – chaffinches are one of our most common birds – but how often have you seen a young bird? Chris […]

 Posted by on 11 June 2015 at 11:29 pm
Jun 032015
Summer 2015 "Involve" Newsletter

Those of you who volunteer for the RSPB will have received your own copy of this but for those that haven’t seen it I thought I’d share my copy as there is an article by our own Sue Healey about the beach clean at Rainham Marshes that many of our group were involved with. Click on the image […]

 Posted by on 3 June 2015 at 4:35 pm