Jul 262015
Wildlife Spotting Competition - All is revealed

Thanks to everyone who tried to guess the “wildlife” shown in Terry’s picture. Clearly, several responses were very close. Anne with her lurking mammal, Sharon with the hare but Steve came up with the corrrect answer. Yes you can just see the tips of the ears – and it was a fox! Perhaps I should […]

 Posted by on 26 July 2015 at 11:23 pm
Jul 232015
Wildlife Spotting - Competition

Sally and I have always kept a record of our wildlife sightings. We have notebooks and computer records going back to about 1980. Several years ago we switched to online databases for our records – we use the BTO Birdtrack for birds and iRecord for everything else. Our records form a tiny tiny fraction of […]

 Posted by on 23 July 2015 at 10:47 pm
Jul 212015
Coach Trip to Welney

Coach Trip to Welney Wetland Centre on Sunday 8th November 2015 Treat yourself to a day out exploring the unique landscape of Welney Marshes – a vast unspoilt area which is home to many wild ducks, geese, and swans. Hopefully we will see the beautiful Bewick & Whooper Swans that come to Britain in winter and […]

 Posted by on 21 July 2015 at 8:27 pm
Jul 202015
Samphire Hoe

In spite of some difficulties with traffic, 13 members arrived at Samphire Hoe near Dover on a bright, sunny and breezy day, for a walk led by Neville. Heading east along the sea wall, covered in, most noticeably, Rock Sea-lavender, butterfly counting started almost immediately with Marbled Whites being one species seen. While the group […]

 Posted by on 20 July 2015 at 9:07 pm
Jul 162015
Northward Hill RSPB Reserve - group visit

24 keen members met at the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill for our Group trip on Tuesday morning. As we gathered in the car park, huge numbers of rooks and jackdaws circled overhead. A bit unsettling for us as they looked rather like vultures – but I don’t know why they were doing it. A […]

 Posted by on 16 July 2015 at 8:28 pm
Jul 082015
Rye Harbour

Having heard about the possible disruption on the M20 because of Operation Stack, and also the dodgy weather forecast, only the brave arrived at Rye Harbour, and only the ridiculously brave arrived wearing shorts (or did I hear you say ridiculous!). A total of 12 members set off from the car park in the rain, […]

 Posted by on 8 July 2015 at 12:05 pm