Jan 122014
Bough Beech and Sevenoaks

After a rather delayed start to my 2014 birdwatching I finally made it out today.   When I started out this morning my bird list stood at a disappointing 3.   So I was keen to add to my list whilst staying warm and dry. After much discussion we settled on Bough Beech and Sevenoaks. […]

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 […]

Nov 102011
Over the river to Essex . . .

I know this is the Gravesend RSPB website, but Jeff did say that he wanted us to add our birding experiences, so here I am telling you about my latest day out with friends – to Essex. After much deliberation over the birding websites we decided to go to Stanford Marshes, opposite Cliffe and near […]

Oct 162011

We should soon be seeing redwings & fieldfares (they are already with my friend in Preston, Lancs. in large numbers), and the BTO are looking for help in data collection. It’s really easy, just go onto the BTO website, log into Birdtrack, and complete the details.  All they are asking for are details of where the […]