Mar 292017
Group Trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve

On a bright, sunny, albeit windy Saturday morning, 19 of us set out to explore what this fantastic reserve had to offer us with a hopeful target of 60 species on the agenda. We were greeted by Howard in the visitor centre who informed us that he had spotted three glossy ibis flying over earlier […]

 Posted by on 29 March 2017 at 8:11 am
Mar 262017
A Local Place to Visit - Swanscombe Marsh

Some of you will remember joining Peter Beckenham, a local birdwatcher and conservationist, for a walk at Swanscombe Marshes. The area is under threat of development by Paramount for an “Entertainment Resort”. Sally and I have have been back many times since then and I have occasionally posted a report on this website. The habitat […]

 Posted by on 26 March 2017 at 5:16 pm
Mar 262017
Tuesday Morning Wildlife Walks

Our Tuesday indoor programme ended last week and will restart in September with a talk by Dr Brian Summerfield on India. But our summer Tuesday morning outdoor programme starts on 25th April 2017 with a visit to Riverside Country Park (10am – 1pm). See our programme for full details. Last year our visit to this […]

 Posted by on 26 March 2017 at 4:29 pm
Mar 052017
In Memory of David Arnold

On Thursday 2nd March 2017 members of the Gravesend RSPB Local Group joined with David Arnold’s family and other friends on the occasion of his cremation at the Gravesend Crematorium. David was a founder member of our group and was our second group leader. Under David’s leadership the group established the organisation and routines that […]

 Posted by on 5 March 2017 at 1:44 pm
Mar 012017
Group Trip to Oare Marsh KWT Reserve

What to do on an overcast, cold, very windy day? Watch the rugby with a hot mug of tea and biscuits (beer and crisps optional), or go out looking for birds. Well no contest really so Wendy and I joined eleven others at this excellent reserve to see what was about in not very good […]

 Posted by on 1 March 2017 at 9:17 pm