Oct 292016

The Group heard a great talk on The Barn Owl project at The Masonic Halls on Tuesday, given by Pete and Lyn Flower.   There were many questions asked after the presentation, and to help if anyone would like further information on Barn Owls and how to help their conservation, the following website might be […]

 Posted by on 29 October 2016 at 9:50 pm
Oct 222016
Ashes to Ashes

This morning a band of volunteers from the Gravesend RSPB group arrived early at Northward Hill RSPB reserve for our annual ‘Volunteering day’ activity.  (Editors note: this post is best viewed in a browser if you want to view the video clip below!) We were guided by Hannah, an RSPB intern who is currenting living […]

Oct 182016

The evidence session for the Parliamentary debate on the petition to Ban of Driven Grouse Shooting took place this afternoon (18th Oct). Those giving evidence were Dr Mark Avery, petition creator, Jeff Knott, Head of Nature Policy, RSPB, Amanda Anderson, Director, The Moorland Association, and Liam Stokes, Head of Shooting, The Countryside Alliance. The debate takes place […]

 Posted by on 18 October 2016 at 4:02 pm
Oct 162016
Titchfield Haven Revisited

I have just been looking at the photographs taken last Sunday by Sally at Titchfield Haven. One of the them was of a Convolvulus hawk-moth. It was sitting on the window frame of one of the hides – so Sally took the photograph through the glass. At the time I assumed it was a privet […]

 Posted by on 16 October 2016 at 10:18 pm
Oct 132016
Autumn Coach Trip to Titchfield Haven

This wheatear was seen feeding along the strand line on the beach at Titchfield Haven in Hampshire. Perhaps it was also having a last look around before flying across the water to mainland Europe and beyond. It was one of the first birds that we saw after our, much shorter, coach journey from Gravesend. Titchfield […]

 Posted by on 13 October 2016 at 8:57 pm