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 252013

A cold and grey morning’s walk at Lullingstone this week certainly added to my “heard” list rather than species seen!   There weren’t even any butterflies or many flowers to enjoy with such a delayed early summer. Crosswort was good to see, along with the twisted bark on the trunk of Sweet Chestnut trees. Malcolm […]

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 […]

Oct 182012
Visible Migration

It seems as if everything you read about birds at this time of year is concentrating on “Viz Mig” a rather lazy way of saying visible migration of birds.   We decided that this Wednesday we would try for some migration sightings of our own and headed for the Isle of Thanet. We started out […]

Sep 152012
Sevenoaks and Bough Beech

Our Group walk  Sevenoaks KWT Reserve and Bough Beech took place this weekend and eleven of us enjoyed a lovely sunny day in these two KWT Reserves. At last the birds have started to sing again, and we had a great time wandering around the reserve listening to Blackcap, Long-tailed Tit – we saw a […]

Aug 092012

A dozen of us met in the car park at Oare for this Saturday morning walk.   High tide was due at around 3 pm, and we know from experience that this means that the mud on the Swale will be covered by 1 pm, so we opted to start off on the seawall. A […]

Jun 042012
Holborough Marshes and Leybourne Lakes

Holborough marshes lies beside the River Medway in Snodland. We started by the Church and followed the river through a small housing estate where house martin nests were clinging to the eaves – we counted seven nests just in the area we walked. I really have a soft spot for house martins as they nested […]

May 292012
Fantastic Fenland

A huge thank you to Sally for arranging our summer coach trip to Wicken Fen – that £2.00 good weather supplement was well worth it as we basked in cloudless sunshine all day. We had a speedy journey, arriving before 10.00 am and after Sally had swiftly checked us in we were off.     […]