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 262018
 

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 29th April at Cliffe Pools. Set your alarms for this one as it starts at 5am and will finish around 9am. Not only a very early start, but also note this is not the normal meeting point for our other Cliffe Pools visits – for this one […]

 Posted by on 26 April 2018 at 12:00 pm
Apr 212018
 

Our first of this year’s “Tuesday morning” meetings takes place this Tuesday 24th April at Riverside Country Park. Meet in reserve car park, (TQ808682) ME7 2XH. Wildfowl and waders plus the possibility of early migrants such as cuckoos & chiffchaffs. The meeting will start at 10am and will finish around 1pm. The site has a visitor centre […]

 Posted by on 21 April 2018 at 12:00 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 182018
 

Here is the latest news from the RSPB team at Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Spring Work Programme Spring is finally here! We have now finished the majority of our habitat management work whilst we give our breeding wildlife a bit of peace and quiet to raise their young. The sort of work we do around […]

 Posted by on 18 April 2018 at 12:46 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