What a brilliant day Saturday 22nd September 2018 was – the first Peoples Walk for Wildlife took place! Over 10,000 people who support and care about wildlife in all its forms gathered at the Reformers Tree in Hyde Park at 10.00 am. The stage was set, with many wildlife organisations present including the RSPB, […]
A beluga whale has been seen swimming in the River Thames. It was first spotted by ecologist and ornithologist Dave Andrews, who said it had been feeding around barges near Gravesend in Kent. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation said it was “obviously very lost and quite possibly in trouble”. Vessels are being kept clear, with […]
Autumn has arrived and a merry band of seven well prepared group members met at Rainham Marshes on a very wet Sunday morning. It seemed as if the house sparrows were feeling in a similar mood – as we gathered in the shelter of the visitor centre, they were gathering under the bird house feeder […]
Five ways to celebrate the last of the summer – a post by Aisling B in the community section of the RSPB’s website. Whilst officially, we don’t say goodbye to British Summer Time until the 28th October, I think we can all agree that it’s starting to feel like the season is on the turn. […]
On the group visit to Oare on 12th August, Malcolm spotted a colour ringed Mediterranean gull. After much deliberation, and several telescopes focussed on the bird, we managed to read it as “yellow ring AYEZ”. Here is the record for this individual showing that the bird was originally ringed whilst in the nest […]
Ten members met at the Grove Ferry car park. The temperature was in the low teens and the sky was cloudy but with some blue showing. It was agreed that we would walk to Stodmarsh car park for lunch following the central path taking in the view point and hides along the way. […]
Parking for Grove Ferry is in the public car park near The Grove Ferry Inn, there is a charge.
On Tuesday we had our second “bee” walk, organised for us by Nikki Gammans of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. (The first was at Dungeness RSPB reserve). We were met at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve by Rosie of Buglife and, after an introductory talk, we set off armed with nets and plastic pots. To begin with […]