Dec 212018
 
Riverside Country Park 16th December

As this was the last trip of 2018 hopes were high as (a lucky) 13 of us set out on a fine, sunny and still winter’s day to see what the Medway Estuary had in store. As it was low tide we were greeted by acres of mud and decided to set out for Horrid […]

Feb 222012
 
Riverside CP and Motney - the Highs and Lows of Birdwatching

Great “highs” today when my friends and I (sans Malcolm who has man-flu) decided on Riverside Park at Gillingham.   For once we managed to hit the tide absolutely right with a high tide due around 1.30 pm. Setting out from the car park we heard chaffinch, blackbird and a skylark.   On the bay to the […]

Apr 232011
 

22 met on this bright sunny day for a half-term walk with Malcolm and Sally at this ever-popular country park near Rainham.   A hot and sunny day was forecast and enabled everyone to get great views of several migrants during the morning.    The first excitement was the sound of a pair of meditteranean gulls mixed […]

Mar 162011
 

A foggy day making visibility difficult, however between 10.00 am and 12.30 pm the following were seen: Curlew, over 80 dunlin, turnstone, redshank, oystercatcher, reed bunting, meadow pipit, grey plover, little egret, black-tailed godwit (one in full summer plumage, several with patchy colour), lapwing, shoveler, pintail, tufted duck, mallard, shelduck, teal, stock dove, little grebe, gadwall, […]