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 […]

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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
 
Elmley

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 Waderquest@gmail.com . All sightings […]

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