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
Nov 222016
Group trip to Dungeness

Fourteen of us met at the Old Lighthouse on a very bright, clear and cold day.  We followed our usual path out to the beach with Sally spotting a pied wagtail on the way. Once on the beach we could see that the “patch” was teeming with gulls, and walked along to get a better […]

 Posted by on 22 November 2016 at 7:49 pm
Nov 132016

The group enjoyed an excellent talk by Edward Mayer on Thursday titled “Saving our Swifts”.   Edward explained many ways in which we can make a difference in our own locality to support Swifts. If you would like to explore what you could do to make a difference, or if you would like to know […]

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Nov 082016

Watching the weather forecasts this week I did not expect to be leading the Elmley trip on a lovely sunny morning. On the track to the main reserve we saw marsh harrier, curlew, skylark, and lapwing.    On the sacrificial crop near the farm goldfinch and linnet fed, and a robin ‘ticked’ as it joined them. […]

Nov 032016
Wader Conservation World Watch 5th & 6th November

At Elmley this weekend we will be taking part in the Wader Conservation World Watch, but if you cannot  join us but are out and about, keep a note of all the wader species you see and where.   Then take part in Wader Conservation World Watch by contacting Wader Quest direct at . All sightings […]