May 312018

Those of you with tickets will need no reminding that our trip to Minsmere takes place this Saturday, 2nd June. The coach will leave Gravesend Railway Station at 8.00 am, so please don’t be late! Don’t forget your RSPB membership card if you are a member – there is an entry charge for those who are […]

 Posted by on 31 May 2018 at 5:51 pm
May 292018
Tuesday morning walk through Cobham Woods

Last Tuesday morning a large group met at the National Trust Lodge car park for Cobham Woods. It was warm and sunny and we looked forward to seeing and hearing lots of spring birds. But it seemed to me to be eerily quiet – perhaps at least partly explained by the National Trust having mechanically […]

 Posted by on 29 May 2018 at 9:28 pm
May 292018
Conyer Creek and Oare Marshes

After the thunder storms of Saturday night it was a relief to wake up to much brighter weather on Sunday morning.   Ten members of the group arrived with eager anticipation of migrants with nightingale and turtle dove high on the list.   The site of Conyer is an old brick works and I was […]

May 242018

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 27th May at Conyer Creek and Oare Marshes KWT reserve. At Conyer, park near the public house (TQ961647) ME9 9HR. Water birds on the Swale & passerines in the scrub & bushes. Later we will go to Oare Marshes (TR013647) ME13 0QD where we hope to see a wader spectacle […]

 Posted by on 24 May 2018 at 12:00 pm
May 202018
The Old Lodge - Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest is a bit of a misnomer. It is more like heathland with areas of woodland, in fact nearly two thirds of its 6500 acre site is heathland, which is 2.5% of the UK’s extent of this rare habitat.  A special place to see special flora and fauna. As a group of us met […]

 Posted by on 20 May 2018 at 9:53 pm
May 192018

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Tuesday morning, 22nd May, at Cobham Mausoleum. Meet in the car park at the end of Lodge Lane, Cobham (TQ680683) DA12 3BS. A walk through Cobham Woods to hear Spring bird song & see woodland flowers. The meeting will start at 10am and will finish around 1pm. Leaders: Malcolm & […]

 Posted by on 19 May 2018 at 12:00 pm
May 162018

Here is the latest from RSPB Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Spring Work Programme Our all-important breeding bird surveys are currently taking place. Early starts for our warden team as they walk various parts of the reserve to look and listen for signs of pairing birds and nesting sites. This gives us a picture of how […]

 Posted by on 16 May 2018 at 4:33 pm