Feb 272019

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Saturday, 2nd March at Elmley. Meet at the reserve car park ME12 3RW (TQ938679). Please note: An entry fee of £5 per car applies. This is a great location for wintering wildfowl, waders and raptors. Look out for hares on the drive in. The meeting will start at 10am […]

 Posted by on 27 February 2019 at 12:00 pm
Feb 232019

Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday, 26 February at the Gravesend Masonic Halls. The presentation will be “LOOKING FOR THE GOSHAWK” by Conor Jameson. This once common bird of prey has all but disappeared from our forests. Why? And where is the elusive Goshawk now? The meeting starts at 2pm and will finish […]

 Posted by on 23 February 2019 at 12:00 pm
Feb 222019
Dungeness Reserve update February 2019

Here is the latest news from the RSPB team at Dungeness: Reserve News Updates A lot of our reserve work has been focussed on clearing willow and sea buckthorn from the ARC pits this month. It is a tough but important job to keep these two quite invasive species of plant in line. The pits […]

 Posted by on 22 February 2019 at 4:10 pm
Feb 212019
Group Trip to Dungeness

Twenty of us met at the Old Lighthouse at Dungeness on a sunny, crisp and clear day. On our way to the beach starling and magpie were spotted but it was otherwise quiet. We stopped at the first bird hide and from there we had good views of gannets and juvenile kittiwakes plus lots of […]

 Posted by on 21 February 2019 at 3:48 pm
Feb 152019
Love Minsmere

It is no surprise that the RSPB Minsmere reserve is our most visited destination for our group coach trips -it is a wonderful place with its varied mosaic of habitats situated on the Suffolk heritage coastline.  A prominent landmark seen from the reserve is the white dome of Sizewell B power station owned and operated […]

 Posted by on 15 February 2019 at 6:26 pm
Feb 142019

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 17th February at Dungeness. Park in the Old Lighthouse car park TN29 9NA (TR088169). We hope to see lots of gulls, gannets & grebes. Later we will visit the RSPB reserve TN29 9PS (TR067184) for ducks, egrets and possibly a bittern on the new RSPB islands. The meetings starts at 10am and […]

 Posted by on 14 February 2019 at 12:00 pm
Feb 112019

Our next indoor meeting takes place this Thursday, 14th February at Northfleet School for Girls. The presentation will be “Shetland” by Howard Vaughan. Howard’s adventures in Shetland! The special wildlife encountered by Howard in this northerly outpost of Britain. The meeting will start at 07:30pm and will finish at 09:45pm. Admission to all our indoor meetings is […]

 Posted by on 11 February 2019 at 12:00 pm
Feb 042019
Group Trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve

While the rest of the country struggled with snowy weather, Rainham Marshes was bathed in sunshine with white fluffy clouds set in a sky of blue. Despite a cold north wind and a little snow here and there, our visit was well worth it. It was a lovely day for fresh air, exercise and almost […]

 Posted by on 4 February 2019 at 1:03 pm