Paul

Hi, I'm Paul and I am the group leader. Also, together with Alan, I manage this group website.

Dec 222018
 
Albatross Stamp Appeal - Important Notice

Important notice from the RSPB: With immediate effect, we are no longer able to accept donations of used postage stamps. We are very grateful for any continued donations of stamp collections, first day covers and albums. These will be sent of our UK Headquarters for monthly sale by a specialist auction house. Thank you for […]

May 052018
 
Dawn Chorus

Waking up at 4am is not everyone’s idea of weekend enjoyment but that was 9 of us did last Sunday to enjoy the dawn chorus at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve. With sunrise at 5:30am it was still a dark gloom as we listened to our first songster of the day: a mistle thrush singing from […]

Apr 202018
 

This year the Gravesend Regatta will take place on 16 & 17 June on Gordon’s Promenade. This is a great opportunity for the group to meet members of the public and raise awareness of conservation issues. The Gravesend RSPB group will at the Regatta and we are looking for some help and volunteers. Our theme […]

 Posted by on 20 April 2018 at 9:36 pm
Apr 142018
 
Lodge Hill - make your voice count

Lodge Hill, the most important site for Nightingales in the UK, is once again under threat from a new housing development.  We need your help again to save it. Medway Council’s new public consultation runs from 16 March to 11 May 2018. Please go to the RSPB campaign site and take a couple of minutes […]

 Posted by on 14 April 2018 at 10:18 pm
Mar 282018
 
Stodmarsh trip report

Fourteen of us gathered at the Stodmarsh car park and despite the odd shower burst on the drive over, the day was to turn out surprisingly calm and mild.  Due to the recent rain and snow fall I felt that the tracks along the river Stour and across the meadow in the centre of the […]

Feb 042018
 
Redpolls

I received an email from Stuart Roumana who asks: ” Is anyone aware of there being lots of Redpoll around? We have had a small group in our Medway garden for 2 weeks or so and have counted a maximum of seven birds, two of which are splendid males. They are very busy birds and […]

 Posted by on 4 February 2018 at 4:29 pm
Nov 052017
 
Going up in smoke

Thirteen of the group took up the challenge of the volunteers day, this Saturday,  at Northward Hill RSPB reserve.  Under the direction of Ruby, Ruth and Dave, from the RSPB reserve team, our task was to clear a large area of felled hawthorn saplings that ran along a ditch. Removing these will help ground nesting […]

 Posted by on 5 November 2017 at 11:28 pm