Apr 302017
Listen out for swifts arriving this week

With May upon us keep a look or listen out for the first swifts to arrive in your local area.   Particularly low flying parties that scream with joy as they arrive back at their traditional nesting sites.  Last year I observed the first ones had arrived back in my road on the 4th May. […]

 Posted by on 30 April 2017 at 8:33 pm
Apr 282017
What's on in May

A4 RSPB Poster May 2017 Here is the latest poster for our events in May (click on the link above to see the poster). We distribute this poster to locations in and around Gravesend to publicise what we do and to encourage new people to come along and enjoy our events. Please feel free to print copies of […]

 Posted by on 28 April 2017 at 10:49 pm
Apr 272017
Group Trip to Riverside Country Park

On Tuesday a large group of members and non – members joined our walk along the south shore of the Medway at Riverside Country Park. A beautiful sunny morning but with a cold wind off the water. Although we missed our target species, nightingale and turtle dove, we saw and heard a number of other […]

 Posted by on 27 April 2017 at 12:16 pm
Apr 272017
Cliffs Pools dawn chorus report

Myself and nine others met in the pre dawn twilight outside Cliffe church. As we made our way down Pond Hill we were greeted by the pre-dawn songsters: wren, blackbird & robin which were soon joined by song thrush with its repeated phrases. A cuckoo called but was not seen in gloom and we continued […]

Apr 132017
Trip to Grain and Northward Hill Reserve

It was a misty start at Grain on Saturday. The incoming tide had already covered the mud flats, and so we set off along one of many paths of the Grain Coastal Park. Chiffchaff and chaffinch were singing from the trees and some of us had a nice view of a male blackcap. The melodic […]

 Posted by on 13 April 2017 at 11:39 pm