Jun 062022
 
Swanscombe Marshes Trip Report

Nine members of the group enjoyed the delights of Swanscombe this weekend.   With windy weather forecast it was always going to be a challenge to get good views of the birds, but we managed a creditable selection of birds and plants from this excellent wildlife site. Before we set off some had seen kestrel, […]

May 162022
 
Fingringhoe Wick Trip Report

Eleven of the group met at this Essex Wildlife Trust reserve on the River Colne.  After several windy days we were met beautiful sunny day with an almost cloudless sky.   This reserve has a mix of habitats including woodland, scrub, marsh and a relatively new intertidal area where the river wall was breached to allow […]

Mar 072022
 
Group Trip to Blean Woods RSPB Reserve

Expectations were low as fourteen of us gathered in the RSPB car park on this cold, windy but dry day! On the leaders’ recce only eleven species had been spotted so the first target was to see at least one bird species for every member attending.    The second target was to find the notoriously […]

Sep 232018
 
Rain in Rainham!

Autumn has arrived and a merry band of seven well prepared group members met at Rainham Marshes on a very wet Sunday morning.  It seemed as if the house sparrows were feeling in a similar mood – as we gathered in the shelter of the visitor centre, they were gathering under the bird house feeder […]

Dec 202017
 
Leybourne Lakes Country Park

Sunday 17th December: Wendy and I woke up to find we could barely see the end of our garden for fog and it was wet and cold.   Oh well, knowing the intrepid Gravesend Group birders someone was bound to be at Leybourne so we packed a flask and set off.  On our way down […]

Apr 252015
 
Grain in the Sunshine

This week our group met for the first of our Tuesday morning walks.    It was at Grain Coastal Park and it was a beautiful sunny day if not a little cold with a brisk easterly wind blowing. Sally and Malcolm were keen to show those of us who had met, some of the early […]

Oct 132014
 
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park – Birding in the Autumn Sun

Packing waterproofs seemed essential as Saturday dawned and the heavy grey skies seemed to have a bountiful supply of rain just waiting to wash out the day.     How wrong can you be? Eleven of us turned up at the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, looking across the Thames to Kent as we donned all […]

Jun 262014
 
Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks  Wildlife Reserve was the venue for our Tuesday walk this month and although the traffic was quite bad, 14 of us met up near the tea bar.   Whilst some watched a kingfisher from the nearby hide, others enjoyed a relaxing cup of tea whilst listening to chiffchaff, robin, blackbird and blackcap (amongst others). […]

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