Oct 182012
Visible Migration

It seems as if everything you read about birds at this time of year is concentrating on “Viz Mig” a rather lazy way of saying visible migration of birds.   We decided that this Wednesday we would try for some migration sightings of our own and headed for the Isle of Thanet. We started out […]

Feb 222012
Riverside CP and Motney - the Highs and Lows of Birdwatching

Great “highs” today when my friends and I (sans Malcolm who has man-flu) decided on Riverside Park at Gillingham.   For once we managed to hit the tide absolutely right with a high tide due around 1.30 pm. Setting out from the car park we heard chaffinch, blackbird and a skylark.   On the bay to the […]

Jan 142012
Shellness and Capel Fleet

Our second outdoor meeting of the year was met with an excellent morning of harsh frost coupled with bright sunshine and clear skies.   With a temperature of -0.5 degrees a certain amount of layering was required to ensure we kept warm. 20 of us joined Jeff on this popular walk, but with a bit of […]

Apr 232011

22 met on this bright sunny day for a half-term walk with Malcolm and Sally at this ever-popular country park near Rainham.   A hot and sunny day was forecast and enabled everyone to get great views of several migrants during the morning.    The first excitement was the sound of a pair of meditteranean gulls mixed […]