Dec 282016
 

Our 2017 season of outdoor events kicks off on Sunday, January 1st with a trip to Shellness and Capel Fleet. Meet at the seawall at Leysdown to visit the hamlet of Shellness & see the wader roost, TR042699 (ME12 4RJ). Afterwards we will go to the Capel Fleet raptor watchpoint TR013689 (ME12 4BA) to see marsh harriers […]

 Posted by on 28 December 2016 at 12:00 pm
Dec 272016
 
Get ready for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

If you’re not doing so already, start feeding your garden birds NOW so you will be all set for the BGBW on 28th and 29th January. Record the wildlife you see in your garden for one hour and submit your results on the RSPB website.  

 Posted by on 27 December 2016 at 11:35 am
Dec 202016
 
Northward Hill in the Fog

Twelve of us met on a foggy afternoon at RSPB Northward Hill- I think two were new people to the group. Whilst gathering in the car park goldfinch and blackbird were noted. We first walked to the Ernie Helmsley viewpoint, on passing the pond there was still a faint smell of diesel [the pond was […]

 Posted by on 20 December 2016 at 5:57 pm
Dec 132016
 

This year we have posted paper copies of each of these to all members, so if you haven’t got yours already it should arrive before Christmas. For those of you who are not current members but have opted in to our emails, here are electronic versions of the documents for you to read and/or print: […]

 Posted by on 13 December 2016 at 12:02 pm
Dec 092016
 

Don’t forget to save your stamps (leaving a quarter inch border around the stamp). Bring them along to any of our indoor or outdoor meetings and we will pass them on to the RSPB Albatross Appeal. The RSPB have been working in partnership with BirdLife International and other partners for ten years helping to save endangered albatross […]

Dec 062016
 
Stodmarsh December 2016

On a frosty but sunny and bright morning 17 of us met up to see what was about at this lovely reserve. There are all habitats here but mainly reed beds and open water. We set off to the first hide and along the wooded path saw smaller birds feeding where the sun had melted […]

 Posted by on 6 December 2016 at 9:10 pm
Dec 012016
 

Jenny Gibb, Chairman – North West Kent Local Group, Kent Wildlife Trust, usually comes to our indoor talks and often runs an “advert” for her meetings. Unfortunately Jenny missed our last meeting so she has asked me to pass on this message. As I know that some of you like to go to these meetings […]

 Posted by on 1 December 2016 at 10:37 am
Nov 242016
 
Marsh Harriers on Sheppey

Last week a few of us went birdwatching on Sheppey. As it was “fairly” mild we decided to stay until dusk to watch marsh harriers come in to roost. The huge increase in the population is now a well-known conservation success story. We were treated to a magnificent sunset and at one point 15 birds […]

 Posted by on 24 November 2016 at 9:58 pm