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Jan 232020
 

Updated information for entry to Elmley: There will be a warden on the gate as you arrive. Please mention that you are with the Gravesend Group and there will be a reduced charge of £2.50 per car – you will receive a ticket which should be displayed on the dashboard of the car. Friends of […]

 Posted by on 23 January 2020 at 9:10 pm
Dec 172019
 

Several members of the group have recently seen sparrowhawk in the garden.   Some of the birds have been particularly gregarious, staying around and seeming almost curious around the human occupants, maybe young birds? I tend to see sparrowhawk in the garden more often in the autumn than the rest of the year, this is […]

Dec 092019
 
Elmley Trip 7th December

A bright start to a winters day at Elmley on Saturday, where 18 members of the group met up.   Enjoying the drive along the entrance track had already given us excellent sightings of marsh harrier, buzzard, several hundred lapwing, ruff (including one which seemed to already be gaining its white breeding plumage), black-tailed godwit and […]

Oct 292019
 
Sandwich Bird Observatory 27th October

Following a very wet Saturday nine members met at Sandwich Bird Observatory on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. On the drive down the signs of the forthcoming autumn were there to see in the changing colours of the road side trees. We were made aware of a bird ringing session taking place in one of […]

Aug 062019
 
Rye Harbour

Nineteen members of the group managed to negotiate the closures of the M20 for our trip to this excellent Reserve.    Established as a Local Nature Reserve in 1970, three years later the ‘Friends of Rye Harbour’ group was formed, over the years these members have played a major role in funding and giving voluntary […]

Apr 122019
 

If you are looking forward to our dawn chorus meeting in a few weeks, you might like to whet your appetite with the following RSPB initiative. ‘Let Nature Sing’ aims to bring the plight of our wildlife to a greater audience in several ways, follow the link below to see how you can get help, […]

 Posted by on 12 April 2019 at 11:34 pm
Dec 212018
 
Riverside Country Park 16th December

As this was the last trip of 2018 hopes were high as (a lucky) 13 of us set out on a fine, sunny and still winter’s day to see what the Medway Estuary had in store. As it was low tide we were greeted by acres of mud and decided to set out for Horrid […]