Oct 222016
 
Ashes to Ashes

This morning a band of volunteers from the Gravesend RSPB group arrived early at Northward Hill RSPB reserve for our annual ‘Volunteering day’ activity.  (Editors note: this post is best viewed in a browser if you want to view the video clip below!) We were guided by Hannah, an RSPB intern who is currenting living […]

Apr 092016
 
Colour-ringed

One of our group members, Alan Roman, has recently seen several colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit. There were over 140 birds seen at Northward Hill on the islands in front of Gordon’s Hide, and one particular bird had the combination of green over orange on the right leg and blue over red on the left.   The red […]

May 202014
 
Dawn chorus report

Our dawn chorus this year was an hour earlier than before starting at 5am from Northward Hill RSPB reserve.  The day started surprisingly chilly and from the viewpoint we had a lovely view of a hazy mist rising up over the scrapes. Starting from the car park and the bird feeders we heard wren, robin,chaffinch, greenfinch and […]

Jul 102011
 
Northward Hill and Cliffe Pools

Shaded broad-bar moth What a superb day on the North Kent Marshes! I attended a walk arranged on the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill, and led by Malcolm and Roger. The purpose to find butterflies and damselflies.  We saw 12 species of butterfly: large white, small white, marbled white, small skipper, ringlet, gatekeeper, green-veined white, […]