Aug 142016
 
Great day at Oare Marshes

Several suggestions were made for the title of this trip report, including ‘Feeding Frenzy’ – but I don’t think you want to read about our picnic lunches!   Perhaps more appropriate is a round-up of a wonderful day out at Oare, enjoying a wide variety of wildlife and attended by over 20 members of the group. […]

Aug 282012
 
Northward Hill

A Sunday walk at Northward Hill was the Group Bank Holiday treat.   After stormy wet weather yesterday it was great to get out in the sunshine and warmth of a summer day.   Eight of us joined Jeff at our local reserve.   Our sightings started from the car park with  Barn Swallow, Goldfinch, […]

Aug 222012
 
Cliffe Pools

Members of the Gravesend group assembled in the car park at Cliffe Pools on Tuesday, relieved that the extreme heat of the last few days had subsided and now was pleasantly warm; a more comfortable temperature in which to walk and bird-watch. 13 members set out and we were immediately greeted by a whitethroat darting […]

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.     […]

Apr 222012
 
Oare

17 of us met in the car park at Oare for our group walk around this KWT reserve on the Swale.    A whitethroat sang from a tree by the side of the car park,  its beautiful clean white throat catching the light – great for a photograph, but I enjoyed watching so much I couldn’t bring myself […]

Mar 122012
 
Elmley RSPB Reserve

A walk at Elmley RSPB Reserve was our destination this weekend with Clifford and Joan at the helm.   16 of us gathered for this walk, a rather poignant one as it was the first following the sad loss of Gordon Allison the warden.   He was in our thoughts as we gathered in the car park. On the drive […]

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 […]