Steve Cullum

May 272022
Minsmere coach trip

Our last visit to this lovely reserve was in October 2019 and the weather on our long overdue return was spot on. We arrived at the same time as another coach from the Bromley RSPB local group and although the entrance was quite busy, we were soon on our way around, albeit in various directions. […]

Oct 072021
Elmley 3rd October

As we drove the two and a half mile track towards the reserve, various birds were spotted, including marsh harriers, great white egrets and a lovely wheatear. Elmley is a family run farm and covers 3300 acres of wilderness on which to enjoy the wildlife. Fifteen of us gathered in the car park, ready in […]

Aug 252021
Swanscombe Marshes

I have received a message from Donna Zimmer saying that she hopes to hold a wildlife walk at Swanscombe Marshes on Friday 17th September and that the Gravesend RSPB group are invited. The walk will take place in the afternoon and when I have more details, I shall share them with you all

Jul 262021
Group trip to Warnham Nature Reserve Saturday 24th July

Warnham Local Nature Reserve is owned and managed by Horsham District Council and was designated a nature reserve in 1988. It includes a 17 acre millpond, marshes, grassland, reed beds, hedges and woodland. Fortunately, the forecasted thunder and lightning didn’t materialize as ten of us set off to explore this new RSPB Gravesend venue. Passing […]

Oct 162019
Coach trip to Minsmere

A few slight coach hiccups and rain didn’t deter our avid members on this Autumn visit to the fantastic reserve on the Suffolk coast. We were also joined by a few people from the Medway group, who are always welcome.  Ian, a visitor experience officer from the RSPB, greeted us on the coach to inform […]

Oct 102019

From Martin Harper – RSPB’s Global Conservation Director.  The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that the UK will leave the European Union on 31 October 2019 ‘come what may’, whilst many parliamentarians continue to seek to wrestle back control of Brexit from the UK Government. Meanwhile, evidence that a ‘no deal’ or ‘hard Brexit’ […]

Sep 272019
Time to don your thinking cap

A friend of mine in Lincolnshire, Ian, recently published his photo of this bird and I wonder if you can I D it. No clues just yet and no prizes for guessing correctly. Open to all and the answer will be revealed next week. Have fun and give it a go.

Sep 182019
Group visit to Rainham Marshes

Sunshine, twenty four degrees and a gentle breeze welcomed ten of us to this wonderful reserve in Essex. The RSPB acquired this site from the MoD in 2000, who used it as a test firing range and it was officially opened in 2006. After a chat with two of the wardens, Bill and Pat, we […]