Jun 282018

We now have the details of our upcoming “volunteer day” at Cliffe Pools in July. The plan is to meet in the Cliffe Pools car park for a 10am start, where the main task will be litter clearance with maybe some trail trimming if time permits. Because this is still the breeding season for some […]

 Posted by on 28 June 2018 at 9:04 pm
Jun 262018
Rye Harbour

The sun shone on a warm Sunday morning, when eighteen of us met in the car park of this lovely reserve, which is owned by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. The reserve has been managed by the Friends of Rye Harbour since 1973 and rely on donations and volunteers for its upkeep.   We were greeted with […]

Jun 232018

Our next Tuesday morning walk takes place this Tuesday, 26th June at Northward Hill RSPB reserve. Meet at Bromhey Farm car park (TQ768764) ME3 8DS. A walk round the reserve to see & hear Spring birds; nightingales, whitethroats, blackcaps. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 1pm. Leaders: Malcolm & Sally Jennings.

 Posted by on 23 June 2018 at 12:00 pm
Jun 222018

Here is the latest news from RSPB Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Summer Work Programme You may have heard that the whole of the UK’s breeding birds have been impacted by our very cold start to the spring and also bad weather in Africa which has held the migrant birds back. We are finally seeing larger […]

 Posted by on 22 June 2018 at 12:00 pm
Jun 212018

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 24th June at Rye Harbour NNR. Meet in the Martello Tower car park, (TQ941189) TN31 7TU. Common, Little & Sandwich Terns nesting or feeding young. Gulls, including Mediterranean gulls, with young, right in front of the hides. The meeting will start at 10am and will finish around 4pm. Leaders: […]

 Posted by on 21 June 2018 at 12:00 pm
Jun 102018
More about our Minsmere Trip

Despite all of our binoculars and telescopes we didn’t spend all of our time at Minsmere looking upwards for birds! The reserve is also a special place for plants and many species of insects. It would have been a shame not to have seen some of these. As Steve wrote in his report we found […]

 Posted by on 10 June 2018 at 11:17 pm
Jun 062018
Minsmere Coach Trip

Our large group descended upon this fantastic reserve on an overcast day that was supposed to be having thunder and lightning. Thankfully, that didn’t happen, and we set out to see some of the species that Minsmere has to offer. The sand martins were busy gathering food to take back to their nests as we […]

 Posted by on 6 June 2018 at 11:05 pm
Jun 012018
Spotted Flycatcher decline

Have you seen a spotted flycatcher this year?    According to data from the BTO spotted flycatcher numbers have declined by 39% between 1995-2016.   To view the data, please follow this link.   The good news is that they are apparently thriving in Scotland where there has been a 66% increase between 2011-2016 – maybe they […]