Feb 282017
 
Indoor Meeting February 2017 - Garden Birds

John Lawrence gave us a talk on “Garden Birds and Other Visitors” today at 2.00pm at the Masonic Hall in Gravesend. What was very special about John’s talk was that each bird was introduced with its song. This was a good reminder that seeing birds is only half the fun – recognising birds, by their […]

 Posted by on 28 February 2017 at 10:03 pm
Feb 192017
 

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of David Arnold. As many of you will know David was Group Leader of the Gravesend Group for many years – indeed many of us will always think of David as the Group Leader. David was an inspiration to us all, great fun […]

 Posted by on 19 February 2017 at 1:54 pm
Feb 182017
 
Birds from Gravesend Promenade

Over the last few weeks I have received reports from group members of the different birds to be seen from Gravesend Promenade and the park. Sally and I have not been able to get there for several weeks but we finally made it yesterday. One avocet, 30+ redshanks, 8 black-tailed godwits, 10+ teal and one […]

 Posted by on 18 February 2017 at 5:57 pm
Feb 182017
 
It's Frog Time

I have just received the first email of the year to tell me of frogs spawning in Gravesend on Thursday 16th February – thanks Peter. The male frogs in our garden started calling about 10 days ago but the cold weather soon put an end to that. They have started again now but, as yet, […]

 Posted by on 18 February 2017 at 5:29 pm
Feb 132017
 
Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

For those of the group who ventured out to Sevenoaks on a cold, snowy and foggy day all eleven were rewarded as they arrived with great views of redwing in the paddock as you approach the reserve gate. Most also saw a pair of song thrushes in the car park. The robins looked particularly perky […]

 Posted by on 13 February 2017 at 9:57 pm
Feb 022017
 

Can you identify Kestrels, Red kites and Buzzards and do you love walking? The Hawk Conservancy are seeking volunteers to carry out a set of 10k transects.   Five to ten transects each (depending on how many volunteers) to be carried out between Feb-May and Sep-Dec this year. Full training and equipment would be given, […]

 Posted by on 2 February 2017 at 7:37 pm
Feb 012017
 
Trip to Dungeness

On Saturday thirteen of us met at the Old Lighthouse for our usual visit to the “patch” and Dungeness reserve. The weather was overcast and, although the temperature had gone up by a few degrees, it still felt very cold with a stronger wind than of late. We made our way out onto the beach […]

 Posted by on 1 February 2017 at 9:04 pm