Aug 222012
Cliffe Pools

Members of the Gravesend group assembled in the car park at Cliffe Pools on Tuesday, relieved that the extreme heat of the last few days had subsided and now was pleasantly warm; a more comfortable temperature in which to walk and bird-watch. 13 members set out and we were immediately greeted by a whitethroat darting […]

Aug 122012
Cliffe evening trip

On Friday 10 August 15 members of the group met up just outside* the main Cliffe RSPB reserve car park for an evening walk around the reserve.  It was a lovely summer evening with a high tide around 7pm.  Before we had exited the car park we had seen a juvenille green woodpecker and shortly […]

Feb 102012
Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill - Brrrr!

On a cold wintry day with snow falling I found myself with my usual Wednesday crew walking at Cliffe.   As we donned our layers a group of around 30 chaffinch fed on seeds nearby, as we moved around they flew across the car park to nearby trees then returned as their confidence grew.   Linnet were […]

Oct 312011

With our commitment at Millbrook and Jeff on holiday, Irene and Sue arrived at Cliffe expecting to jointly lead the walk.   However those attending were more than capable of leading themselves, and a leisurely stroll was agreed on along the path leading to Cliffe creek.   From the car park we saw jackdaw, crow, black-headed gull, […]

Aug 052011
Cliffe Pools evening visit

There were 16 of us on this evening walk to our local patch.   Although the gates to the car park were locked, we managed to find space for safe parking at the Salt Lane entrance and were soon on our way.   Paul had been delayed so Jeff and Malcolm started to lead the group off […]

Jul 102011
Northward Hill and Cliffe Pools

Shaded broad-bar moth What a superb day on the North Kent Marshes! I attended a walk arranged on the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill, and led by Malcolm and Roger. The purpose to find butterflies and damselflies.  We saw 12 species of butterfly: large white, small white, marbled white, small skipper, ringlet, gatekeeper, green-veined white, […]

Mar 202011

25 people met at the Salt Lane car park this morning  for our walk at Cliffe led by Malcolm and Sally.   Before we had our boots and coats on a kestrel flew over our heads and landed on one of the overhead cables enabling great telescope views for all.   The bird seemed to hunt ahead […]