Dec 182011
 
Christmas Stamps Save Albatross

Don’t forget to save your stamps this Christmas, bring them along to any of our meetings and we will make sure that they get to the right place.   Stamps are collected throughout the year, but the large numbers in circulation at this time of year can really make a difference.    Please leave at least 5 […]

Jul 272011
 
Elmley RSPB Reserve

  Our Wednesday walk was planned for Elmley this week, with a stop off at Bedlams Bottom on the way.   Sheltering from the wind behind the car we managed to spot over 100 black-headed gulls, over 100 avocets, several oystercatcher, greenshank, redshank, turnstone, lapwing, kestrel, little egret, great crested grebe, and two cormorants flew over. […]

Jun 102011
 
High Elms

This week’s Wednesday walk was at High Elms Reserve near Downe.   As we arrived it started to rain but this soon stopped and we had a good walk with cloud interspersed with sunshine.   We followed the circular walk which takes you through a variety of habitats; past sites where John Lubbock (a young man encouraged […]

May 282011
 
Stodmarsh

15 joined Paul for the walk at Stodmarsh today.   The weather was cloudy, overcast and very windy which didn’t set itself up for the best of birdwatching days, but spirits were high.   On arrival the banter was flowing freely in the car park – some folk just don’t understand the limits of a 1.2 cc […]

Mar 302011
 

We spent this afternoon at Northward Hill, walking from the RSPB Office along the Heron Trail.   Amongst the species seen and heard were:   Goldfinch, greenfinch, wren, blue tit, great tit with chiffchaff and song thrush singing well.   From the Marsh viewpoint there were teal, wigeon, coot, moorhen, shelduck.   Over the fields towards the Heronry were seen rook, jackdaw, […]

Mar 202011
 

25 people met at the Salt Lane car park this morning  for our walk at Cliffe led by Malcolm and Sally.   Before we had our boots and coats on a kestrel flew over our heads and landed on one of the overhead cables enabling great telescope views for all.   The bird seemed to hunt ahead […]

Feb 062011
 
Elmley 5th February

  As always the drive along the track into Elmley is best taken slowly and having taken our time watching the huge flocks of birds in the fields – mainly lapwing, oystercatchers, starling and coot – several of us had to speed up for the last few hundred yards to make sure that we met Jeff in time […]