Trip Report – Elmley NNR 4th December

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Dec 082022
 
Trip Report - Elmley NNR 4th December

Despite it being a grey cold day with road diversions to contend with, the majority of the group arrived at the entrance around 9 am and enjoyed a leisurely drive to the car park. With many curlew, lapwing, over 50 mute swan, mallard, coot, black-headed gull, herring gull, crow, rook, starling, grey heron, kestrel, common […]

Group trip to Stodmarsh – 4 Sept

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Sep 072022
 
Group trip to Stodmarsh - 4 Sept

I have written before that Stodmarsh NNR is one of my favourite reserves and for our trip there this weekend, the conditions were perfect.  On this occasion we did an ‘anti-clockwise’ circuit, starting from the Stodmarsh car park and heading towards the Marsh hide and from there on to Grove Ferry via the David Feast […]

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 […]

Dungeness Trip Report – 3rd April

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Apr 072022
 
Dungeness Trip Report - 3rd April

Fourteen of us gathered at the Old Lighthouse, Dungeness, on a very cold but sunny and clear day.  We were met by Jack, one of the Dungeness National Nature Reserve wardens, who gave us a briefing on what we may see around the area and at the RSPB reserve. Making our way out to the […]

Oare Marshes 8th August

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Aug 122021
 
Oare Marshes 8th August

An enthusiastic group met in the car park at Oare, some bearing news of birds they had already seen, wood sandpiper being one, and those that had already left – the Bonaparte’s gull had flown off with a group of black-headed gulls some ten minutes earlier!    Tempted by the thought of the sandpiper we […]

Feb 242020
 
Sevenoaks Trip Report

On a blustery and damp day thirteen of us met to explore this hidden gem tucked away just north of Sevenoaks and south of the M26.  The reserve is based around several large lakes, left over from gravel workings in the last century and includes areas of varied woodland and open fields.  The river Darent […]

Dungeness Trip Report

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Feb 112020
 
Dungeness Trip Report

The first of this month’s outings was to be at Dungeness on Sunday 9th February.   Unfortunately storm Ciara had other ideas, heading for us on the same day.   Having decided to bring the meeting forward a day we hoped that anyone who wanted to come would see the email – many apologies if […]

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 […]

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