Sep 282018
Peoples Walk for Wildlife/Launch of the Manifesto for Wildlife

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, […]

Sep 282018

The BTO want our help to learn about Tawny Owl population change and understand more about their calling behaviour and distribution. It’s easy to take part. All you need to do is listen for Tawny Owls for 20 minutes each week, from 30 September to 31 March, from your garden, local park or woodland. You can even listen […]

 Posted by on 28 September 2018 at 9:54 pm
Sep 252018
Beluga whale in the Thames

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 […]

Sep 232018
Rain in Rainham!

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 […]

Sep 222018

Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday, 25th September at the Masonic Halls, Gravesend. The featured presentation will be “Wildlife on your doorstep” by Victoria Golding. Victoria will take a close look at the wildlife of our local natural places. The meeting starts at 2pm and will finish at 4pm. Admission to all our […]

 Posted by on 22 September 2018 at 12:00 pm
Sep 202018

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 23rd September at Rainham Marshes. Meet in the reserve car park, (TQ551790) RM19 1SX. Waders & wildfowl with a view of the barn owl. In the reed beds; bearded tits, reed buntings & stonechats. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 4pm. Leader: Sue Healey

 Posted by on 20 September 2018 at 12:00 pm
Sep 172018
Newsletter editors blog No3

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. […]

Sep 142018
Colour ringed Mediterranean Gull

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 […]

 Posted by on 14 September 2018 at 12:53 pm