Malcolm

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Jan 072019
 
Group Trip to Shellness on Sheppey

It might not have seemed a particularly bright start to the New Year when 18 members of the group met at the sea wall in Leysdown, but little did we know what delights were in store. The tide was rising fast. It was to be high by midday, so if we wanted to catch the […]

 Posted by on 7 January 2019 at 9:27 pm
Dec 022018
 
Black-headed Gulls on Gravesend Promenade

If you go down to the Prom today – you will see black-headed gulls. But have you ever wondered where they come from? Where do they breed? In North Kent we have several very large breeding colonies of black-headed gulls. The nearest, I think, is the c1000 (?) breeding pairs at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve. […]

 Posted by on 2 December 2018 at 10:52 pm
Dec 022018
 
December Trip to Cliffe Pools

Ten members met at RSPB Cliffe Pools car park. Although it was not too cold, it was very murky and raining heavily as we all arrived. Whilst getting sorted out, woodpigeon, herring gull and a magpie were seen. At 10am, miraculously, the heavy rain almost ceased as we went and looked over Crystal Pool. Here […]

 Posted by on 2 December 2018 at 8:42 pm
Nov 212018
 
Mystery Bird

Having seen all of the wonderful pictures of birds on our website, Sally has been thinking about taking up bird photography herself. And now that the Gravesend Group has a bird photograph competition …. she has decided to go for it! But do you know what bird it is? Can you even see the bird? […]

 Posted by on 21 November 2018 at 9:37 pm
Nov 212018
 
Group Trip to London WWT Wetlands Centre

On a fresh, but sunny Sunday, thirty two of us arrived at this little gem of a place in South West London. WWT London Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the Barnes area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames by Barn Elms. The site is […]

 Posted by on 21 November 2018 at 9:23 pm
Oct 242018
 

Two of our group members visited Cliffe Pools recently and they report that, after parking in the RSPB car park at the bottom of Salt Lane, they were refused entry to the reserve by workmen. I have contacted the RSPB Reserve Office and they have supplied me with the following information. Dumping of rubbish on […]

 Posted by on 24 October 2018 at 9:34 pm
Oct 242018
 
Group Trip to The Chase and RSPB Rainham

The Chase – a wildlife gem between Romford and Dagenham, covering 48 hectares and with a mix of habitats. Shallow wetland, woodland, grassland and the river Rom. Five of us meet on a sunny, warm autumnal morning in the tranquility of The Chase, in a corner of Dagenham, away from the hustle and bustle of […]

 Posted by on 24 October 2018 at 9:01 pm
Oct 082018
 
Group Trip to Dungeness

Thankfully the rain promised for the South east stayed clear of Dungeness till we were leaving. The day was cool but bright when we set off from the lighthouse hoping to see a variety of gulls frantically feeding on the ‘patch’. But it wasn’t there! The upsurge of warm water from the power station had […]

 Posted by on 8 October 2018 at 9:25 pm