Aug 232016
Group Visit to Cliffe Pools

We knew that the black-winged stilts and the mediterranean gulls would have already left their breedings sites at Cliffe but Sally counted about 30 little egrets loafing around the edges of the pools. With the temperature just a fraction below 30 C we could perhaps be forgiven for imagining that we were in the south […]

 Posted by on 23 August 2016 at 10:13 pm
Aug 142016
Great day at Oare Marshes

Several suggestions were made for the title of this trip report, including ‘Feeding Frenzy’ – but I don’t think you want to read about our picnic lunches!   Perhaps more appropriate is a round-up of a wonderful day out at Oare, enjoying a wide variety of wildlife and attended by over 20 members of the group. […]

Aug 022016
Birds on the Move

It has been some time since I last told you about some of our birding trips. We are not always good at making a decision of where to go – often the car is moving but we still don’t know where we are going! But over the last few weeks we have been particularly fortunate […]

 Posted by on 2 August 2016 at 2:12 pm
Aug 022016
Trip to St Margaret's at Cliff

On a beautiful clear and sunny day members of the group met on the white cliffs at St Margaret’s near Dover. Within minutes John had us all looking out to sea – as he assured us that we could tell the time by looking at the Town Hall clock in Calais. We couldn’t! Back to […]

 Posted by on 2 August 2016 at 12:31 pm