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. […]

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 122012
Dungeness in the snow

I was leading the group walk at Dungeness this weekend, but as I left home on Saturday morning for the drive to Dungeness I had to question the sense.   It was -7.5 degrees, and the thought of standing on the shingle ridge scanning the patch for vagrant gulls made me shiver.   I anticipated probably half […]

Jan 292012
Lee Valley Trip Report

Although the journey to Lee Valley was foggy, it soon cleared leaving the day calm but cold.  Before we set off Jeff gave a quick impromptu presentation of ‘long service’ awards – to Sue and Ian Griffin, Irene Robson and Maria Yetman for volunteering activities for the group. First stop was the bittern hide – […]

Feb 212011
Trip report - Seaton Pits & Grove Ferry on 20th February

Luckily we managed to get all the cars parked for our walk to Seaton Pits – alway a tricky business. As we set off across the muddy field, 50 Fieldfares were spotted, ‘chuckling’ as they passed overhead, along with a few of the usual woodland birds. At the lake Great Crested Grebes in their breeding […]