Feb 262018
 
Cliffe Pools Clean Up

On Saturday morning Karrie, Peter and I joined the event organised by RSPB Volunteer, David Saunders, to clean up the foreshore at Cliffe Pools.  Thankfully it was a beautifully sunny day but there was a definite chill in the air.  We organised ourselves into small groups and drove out to the sea wall.  The temperature […]

 Posted by on 26 February 2018 at 11:19 pm
Feb 222018
 
Mountain Hares

At our last Tuesday indoor meeting we had a wonderful talk on  the “Wildlife of Speyside” by Duncan MacDonald. A few days later group members Julie and Chris were off to see the wildlife for themselves. Chris sent me this picture of the crested tit, a Speyside speciality. Perhap their most exciting day was a […]

 Posted by on 22 February 2018 at 4:57 pm
Feb 222018
 
Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill RSPB Reserves

On a beautiful sunny day, twenty-four of us gathered in the Salt Lane car park and welcomed four new faces – Mandy, Paul, Carol and Graham. The usual array of wood pigeon, collared dove and crows flew overhead as we made our way to the Crystal Pool. There were coot, tufted duck, great crested grebe, […]

 Posted by on 22 February 2018 at 4:25 pm
Feb 062018
 
Group Visit to Elmley NNR

Elmley is a family run farm with marshland rich in wildlife, home to large numbers of wintering wildfowl and breeding waders – over 40 species of birds breed and raise young here. The winter rain had filled the ditches rills and pools and near the entrance sheep were grazing and brown hares could be seen […]

 Posted by on 6 February 2018 at 9:54 pm
Feb 042018
 
Redpolls

I received an email from Stuart Roumana who asks: ” Is anyone aware of there being lots of Redpoll around? We have had a small group in our Medway garden for 2 weeks or so and have counted a maximum of seven birds, two of which are splendid males. They are very busy birds and […]

 Posted by on 4 February 2018 at 4:29 pm
Feb 012018
 
Hawfinch, Black necked Grebe and Avocets

Hawfinch, Black necked Grebe and Avocet. What do these birds have in common? Nothing – except they have all been seen and photographed by members of the Gravesend RSPB group in recent weeks. There has been a lot of recent interest in Hawfinch since a large number moved into the country at the end of […]

 Posted by on 1 February 2018 at 4:41 pm