Malcolm

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May 282022
 
Tuesday Walk Around Cliffe Pools

The weather forecast for Tuesday morning was for heavy rain and sunny intervals. Fortunately for us our timing was perfect and we enjoyed a three hour sunny interval! However, our luck did not hold for viewing the black headed gull colony. The gulls had moved to a different pool, taken all of their friends with […]

 Posted by on 28 May 2022 at 6:00 pm
Apr 232022
 
Group Trip to Stodmarsh NNR

Despite fears of traffic chaos on the M2 , which turned out to be unfounded, 8 members of the group managed to arrive at Stodmarsh for our trip there. Our targets for the day were spring migrants in the woodland and reed beds, singing hopefully, and hobbies and marsh harriers overhead. The car park is […]

 Posted by on 23 April 2022 at 9:55 pm
Apr 172022
 
Cynthia Wright

This is how many of us in the Gravesend RSPB Local Group remember Cynthia – out birding with her husband Geoff. On this occasion the group had travelled to Ashdown Forest where, as always, Cynthia delighted in seeing the birds and other wildlife. It is with sadness that I have to report that Cynthia died […]

 Posted by on 17 April 2022 at 6:13 pm
Mar 242022
 
Group Trip To Shellness - Sheppey

The sun was shining, but a very strong cold easterly wind was blowing, when 15 of us met at the car park midway between Leysdown and Shellness. On a rising tide, and with the strong wind whipping up the sea, it was difficult to see anything on it, at all. We started to make our […]

 Posted by on 24 March 2022 at 10:29 pm
Mar 022022
 
Group Trip To Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

Eleven members met at RSPB Cliffe Pools car park which included three new people. The weather was bright and sunny and the forecast was looking good. As we gathered, Mediterranean gulls could be heard and seen overhead with greenfinch and dunnock in the bushes. There was a good view of a buzzard passing overhead. As […]

 Posted by on 2 March 2022 at 7:47 pm
Feb 152022
 
Group Trip to Elmley NNR

The weather forecast for our visit to Elmley Marshes on the Isle of Sheppey was not looking good . Both rain and high winds were expected. However, 15 hardy souls met in the car park to see how far we could manage. We had all arrived at the gate about 9 o’clock so that we […]

 Posted by on 15 February 2022 at 8:49 pm
Jan 082022
 
Group Trip to Reculver - January 2nd 2022

Our first trip of the year was to Reculver Coastal Park, and the day dawned cloudy but bright and dry. Sixteen of us met in the car park and before proceeding along towards the towers we had a brief look out over the sea. Malcolm spied a distant diver flying past but the rest of […]

 Posted by on 8 January 2022 at 12:39 pm
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