Jun 072013

A great day out on Wednesday with my usual companions.    It started a little overcast, and quite cool, but as the day wore on it cleared and blue sky and sunshine warmed us well.   This was good news as we had chosen to go to the bogs and heathland at KWT’s Hothfield Heath and […]

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 […]

May 132013

Those of you who have been on one of our previous coach trips to Minsmere will know that once we arrive we disappear off in our separate directions.   This report is therefore only a small representation of the day, and I am sure that others have lots more they could add, so apologies for […]

Apr 072013
Sevenoaks and Bough Beech

I’ve just got back from the Group trip to Sevenoaks and Bough Beech  – in the first really warm and sunny day I can remember this year!    With Irene and Terry at the helm we were in for a great day out. We started at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve where 20 of us gathered.   […]

Feb 032013
Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill

Today 16 members of the Group walked at Cliffe Pools and then Northward Hill. The Cliffe Pools Reserve has always been a great place to see large numbers of water birds in the winter and today was no exception. With huge flocks of Wigeon, Gadwall, Little Grebe, Coot, Lapwing, Shelduck, Shoveler, Teal, Pintail and Greylag […]

Jan 262013
A Winter Birdwatching Week

The recent cold weather and snow has meant that my teaching jobs at Rainham this week, have been postponed.   After all, trying to convince students that the ‘outside’ is wonderful, when you’re a step away from hypothermia yourself, can be an uphill task!   So most of this week, it’s been homework and housework […]