Dec 202017
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Sunday 17th December: Wendy and I woke up to find we could barely see the end of our garden for fog and it was wet and cold.   Oh well, knowing the intrepid Gravesend Group birders someone was bound to be at Leybourne so we packed a flask and set off.  On our way down […]

Dec 182017

It’s that time of year again! Below are links to our latest news letter, our 2018 programme of events, and a letter inviting you to renew your membership for 2018. Newsletter December 2017 final RSPB-Group-Programme-2018 V1 Gravesend RSPB Membership Renewal 2018 final For those of you who have requested paper copies, they are on their […]

 Posted by on 18 December 2017 at 10:59 am
Dec 042017
Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill RSPB Reserves

The day started at Cliffe Pools with 10 hardy souls braving the cold weather.  We didn’t move far spending the first 20 minutes at the car park end of Crystal Pool where happily everyone managed to get a good look at the frequently diving pair of Black-Necked Grebe. On the ‘Pools’ were, Ringed Plover, Grey […]

 Posted by on 4 December 2017 at 9:11 pm
Nov 222017
Group Visit to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

Following on from Saturday’s miserable weather, 19 of us met on a cold but sunny Sunday morning at Kent Wildlife Trust’s Sevenoaks wildlife reserve. This wonderful SSSI was created from former gravel quarries and has a mixed habitat including 5 lakes, ponds, reed beds and woodland. Just outside the visitor centre one of the first […]

 Posted by on 22 November 2017 at 8:24 pm
Nov 112017
Thank you

Following on from our very successful (if a little wet!) Volunteer activity at Northward Hill last Saturday, we have received the following message from the Reserve. “Thank you all for your help on Saturday.   I am sorry you all got so wet, but hope you had fun nevertheless. I’m glad you had a good […]

Nov 082017
Allhallows and Yantlet Creek.

On Sunday, Hazel and I spent a couple of hours down at Allhallows. We parked by the Pilot pub and were greeted to the sights and sounds of House Sparrows, Starlings, Black headed gulls, Blue and Great Tits. Wandering along the footpath towards the river, a lone Grey Heron was gliding along with the strong breeze […]

 Posted by on 8 November 2017 at 11:42 am
Nov 052017
Going up in smoke

Thirteen of the group took up the challenge of the volunteers day, this Saturday,  at Northward Hill RSPB reserve.  Under the direction of Ruby, Ruth and Dave, from the RSPB reserve team, our task was to clear a large area of felled hawthorn saplings that ran along a ditch. Removing these will help ground nesting […]

 Posted by on 5 November 2017 at 11:28 pm
Oct 272017

I know our previous photograph link did not work very well.   Apologies, and I hope we have better luck with this one. New slideshow  I have added some more photographs that were taken on the night – many thanks to Sally for some great moments captured. Thanks again to everyone who attended and made […]