Jan 062018
 
Shellness and Capel Fleet

Thirteen stalwart (and well wrapped up) members of the Group met at Leysdown on Saturday morning for our first group outing of 2018.   With a biting north wind, we needed those layers.   The tide was out when we arrived.   We were greeted by a pied wagtail on the seawall, and several black-headed […]

Jan 072013
 
Shellness and Capel Fleet

The first group outing of the New Year was to Shellness and Capel Fleet.  Twenty-one of us met Jeff near Leysdown as the tide fell exposing large expanses of mud.    Distant waders were identified through the misty morning light, and we soon had a list with Turnstone, Dunlin, Sanderling, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Knot, […]

Feb 102012
 
Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill - Brrrr!

On a cold wintry day with snow falling I found myself with my usual Wednesday crew walking at Cliffe.   As we donned our layers a group of around 30 chaffinch fed on seeds nearby, as we moved around they flew across the car park to nearby trees then returned as their confidence grew.   Linnet were […]