Apr 272018
 
Group Trip to Riverside Country Park

A good group of 32 people met at Riverside Country Park for our first Tuesday morning walk of the “summer” season. Expectations were high that we would find birds on migration and, although the weather kept the birds rather subdued, we managed to find some. This male whitethroat was the first of the season for […]

 Posted by on 27 April 2018 at 7:00 pm
Apr 202018
 

This year the Gravesend Regatta will take place on 16 & 17 June on Gordon’s Promenade. This is a great opportunity for the group to meet members of the public and raise awareness of conservation issues. The Gravesend RSPB group will at the Regatta and we are looking for some help and volunteers. Our theme […]

 Posted by on 20 April 2018 at 9:36 pm
Apr 162018
 
Hairy Footed Flower Bee - The Forgotten Pollinators

A few days ago I received an email and photograph from a very excited Julie telling me about a bee that she had just seen in the garden (actually she had rescued it from the bath). She had identified it as a male Hairy footed flower bee Anthophora plumipes. An extraordinary looking bee with, would you […]

 Posted by on 16 April 2018 at 10:58 pm
Apr 162018
 
All Our Birds - Coming and Going

At this time of year everything seems to be happening at once. Some of our birds that have been with us for the winter are now departing – moving north to find suitable breeding habitat. Some of them, like these sanderling at Shellness, have a long journey ahead of them. Terry photographed them last week […]

 Posted by on 16 April 2018 at 10:03 pm
Apr 142018
 
Lodge Hill - make your voice count

Lodge Hill, the most important site for Nightingales in the UK, is once again under threat from a new housing development.  We need your help again to save it. Medway Council’s new public consultation runs from 16 March to 11 May 2018. Please go to the RSPB campaign site and take a couple of minutes […]

 Posted by on 14 April 2018 at 10:18 pm