Jun 182014
 
Minsmere Part II

Minsmere always gives us a great day out and this year’s trip was no different.   A lovely sunny day, and with the added excitement generated by the recent Springwatch programmes, we were all keen to catch up with the avian and mammal stars of the show. We arrived in great time (thanks to our […]

May 302014
 
Grey Wagtails

This Wednesday Malcolm had the bright idea to travel the byways of Kent in search of Grey Wagtail territories.   As the driver of a car only washed the day before I was delighted to ramble down narrow country lanes with potholes in abundance – Malcolm helpfully requesting that I avoid them of course!   […]

May 152014
 
Four foray to France

So, if you were going out bird watching and left Gravesend at 6.:30 am to catch a train, where would you be going?   Bearing in mind Sally had to get Malcolm out of bed, fed and dressed by then it would have to be special . . . . . . . . . […]

May 022014
 
Wednesday Wanderings

Many of you will know that I and a few friends regularly go out on Wednesday and I had got in the habit of writing about our trips.   Although this did cause a bit of confusion as some thought it was an official group walk that they had missed!   Having had a couple […]

Jun 282013
 
Cliffe RSPB Reserve

This week our usual walk took us to Cliffe.      We were met with a cacophany of sound from the Black-headed Gulls on the first pool, where there were also Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Coot and Canada Geese.   From the bushes and trees around the car park and along the first part […]

Jun 272013
 
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Twenty-one of us joined Malcolm and Sally for this Tuesday walk at the ever-popular wildlife reserve at Sevenoaks.   From the car park we could hear Chiffchaff and Robin singing away enjoying the morning sunlight.   Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler were heard by the leading group, with Wren, Magpie and Jay added in quick […]

May 272013
 
Dawn chorus report from Northward Hill

Meeting in the car park at Bromhey Farm (part of Northward Hill RSPB reserve) at 5am in the morning we were greeted by a chaffinch announcing the start of a sunny if rather chilly morning.  We soon added whitethroat, wren, robin and song thrush and these species would continue to be the dominant songsters for […]

May 162013
 
Oare and Milton Creek

So, given that we had a great Sunday, we were keen to repeat the experience nearer home, on Wednesday.   Unfortunately the weather had other ideas and we mulled over our destination for quite a while – long enough for Malcolm to feed the birds, Sally to explain why they had ended up with 4 […]