Oct 162019
 
Coach trip to Minsmere

A few slight coach hiccups and rain didn’t deter our avid members on this Autumn visit to the fantastic reserve on the Suffolk coast. We were also joined by a few people from the Medway group, who are always welcome.  Ian, a visitor experience officer from the RSPB, greeted us on the coach to inform […]

Feb 292016
 
Windy Dungeness

There was a cold easterly wind blowing when a dozen of us met at Dungeness lighthouse on Saturday morning, but not to be deterred we wrapped up warm and headed towards the power station. We were hoping to see the black redstarts which seem to have taken up residence in that area but unfortunately the […]

Jan 132013
 
Sevenoaks in the mist and rain

My Wednesday walk this week was to Sevenoaks KWT reserve.   We started off in our usual direction, along the side of the largest lake, taking in the hides along the way.   The first thing we all noticed was that Great Tit were singing – I had heard one the day before, and realised […]

May 042011
 
Dungeness in May - a Purple (Heron) Patch?

Not quite but nearly.   Whilst we were at Dungeness today, the report came in that there are now two Purple Herons on the site which is great news. Anyway, on to more normal Wednesday bird watching.   Early on we saw curlew, oystercatchers, dunlin with lovely black bellies, several full plumage red knot, redshank, cormorants sitting on their twiggy […]