Sep 142021
 

Our first indoor meeting for some time will take place this Thursday 16th September at Northfleet School for Girls, Hall Road, DA11 8AQ.   Paul and the committee look forward to welcoming you back after such a long break.   Who better to have for our first speaker than John Buckingham, talking about “Mediterranean Birds”. […]

Aug 122021
 
Oare Marshes 8th August

An enthusiastic group met in the car park at Oare, some bearing news of birds they had already seen, wood sandpiper being one, and those that had already left – the Bonaparte’s gull had flown off with a group of black-headed gulls some ten minutes earlier!    Tempted by the thought of the sandpiper we […]

Mar 112021
 
Swanscombe Marshes - What can you do?

Hot on the heels of the previous post where Natural England have recognised that the area should be designated as a SSSI, it is important to remember that this in no way means that the London Resort Development will not go through. The final decision on the development will be made by the Secretary of […]

Mar 112021
 

Good news for Swanscombe Marshes, Natural England have declared that it should be a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).  Pressure from RSPB, Buglife and Kent Wildlife Trust have opposed the London Resort project and this is a great step forward.     Currently the area has been “notified” which gives it the same weight of […]

Feb 112020
 
Dungeness Trip Report

The first of this month’s outings was to be at Dungeness on Sunday 9th February.   Unfortunately storm Ciara had other ideas, heading for us on the same day.   Having decided to bring the meeting forward a day we hoped that anyone who wanted to come would see the email – many apologies if […]

Dec 172019
 

Several members of the group have recently seen sparrowhawk in the garden.   Some of the birds have been particularly gregarious, staying around and seeming almost curious around the human occupants, maybe young birds? I tend to see sparrowhawk in the garden more often in the autumn than the rest of the year, this is […]

Dec 092019
 
Elmley Trip 7th December

A bright start to a winters day at Elmley on Saturday, where 18 members of the group met up.   Enjoying the drive along the entrance track had already given us excellent sightings of marsh harrier, buzzard, several hundred lapwing, ruff (including one which seemed to already be gaining its white breeding plumage), black-tailed godwit and […]

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