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 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 052018
 
Dawn Chorus

Waking up at 4am is not everyone’s idea of weekend enjoyment but that was 9 of us did last Sunday to enjoy the dawn chorus at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve. With sunrise at 5:30am it was still a dark gloom as we listened to our first songster of the day: a mistle thrush singing from […]