Mar 312018

Many of you will enjoy looking through our photo gallery from time to time, but did you know you can submit your own photographs for others to enjoy? Our Gallery page is an extract from the full catalogue of photographs that have been uploaded to Flickr by our members. If you click on the link to […]

 Posted by on 31 March 2018 at 12:36 pm
Mar 282018
Stodmarsh trip report

Fourteen of us gathered at the Stodmarsh car park and despite the odd shower burst on the drive over, the day was to turn out surprisingly calm and mild.  Due to the recent rain and snow fall I felt that the tracks along the river Stour and across the meadow in the centre of the […]

Mar 102018

You may remember the same request last year.  Jim and Clare volunteered and have had a great time seeing lots of birds of prey, including Black kite, and many other species along the way. Can you identify Kestrels, Red kites and Buzzards and do you love walking? The Hawk Conservancy are once again seeking volunteers […]

Mar 092018

We had an excellent talk by Alan Martin last night on REGUA, a project to restore, protect and reforest an area of the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil. Several people asked for the links to the website and facebook page, which are shown below: Website – REGUA  Facebook – REGUA Twitter – REGUA  

Mar 052018
More Reports of Unusual Birds in Gardens

Rosemary sent me this extraordinary picture of her garden with 40+ fieldfares feeding on the lawn. She writes “Since the snow arrived we’ve been putting out apples and pears and, amazingly, we’ve had around 50 fieldfares feeding on them everyday. Fortunately for them, we have a fruit farm close by which always has boxes of […]

 Posted by on 5 March 2018 at 9:58 pm
Mar 022018
Bad Weather and Garden Birds

Some of you may have seen Chris Packham on TV last night with a Winterwatch special. He showed an old (no quite recent actually) BBC film featuring Cliff Michelmore and the winter of 1963 ( for our younger members I should add that snow, and lots of it, were on the ground for weeks. I […]

 Posted by on 2 March 2018 at 6:30 pm
Mar 022018

Due to the bad weather the group trip to Sevenoaks Reserve this Sunday has been cancelled. I understand that the reserve is open but access to the parking area is very difficult! Thanks to Jeff for contacting the reserve staff. Hope to see you all soon at our next meeting. Malcolm

 Posted by on 2 March 2018 at 5:21 pm