May 252013
 
Lullingstone

A cold and grey morning’s walk at Lullingstone this week certainly added to my “heard” list rather than species seen!   There weren’t even any butterflies or many flowers to enjoy with such a delayed early summer. Crosswort was good to see, along with the twisted bark on the trunk of Sweet Chestnut trees. Malcolm […]

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, […]

Dec 092012
 
Stodmarsh and Grove Ferry KWT Reserve

Having just returned from rather warmer climes, the chill of Sunday morning was a bit of a shock.   However, when we gathered at Stodmarsh car park in the sunshine we all felt a little brighter and anticipated a good day’s birdwatching with Ian and Sue at the helm.   Waxwings had been reported in […]

Nov 242012
 
Dungeness

This week my usual Wednesday Walk was actually on Thursday  and as I trawled through the various websites looking for potential sites the only area which appealed was Dungeness.    Bravely I suggested it to the rest of the team – knowing that blame would be apportioned if I had made the wrong suggestion. We […]

Oct 122012
 
Elmley

In view of the news from the RSPB regarding the future of Elmley, it was a striking  coincidence that we decided to go there this Wednesday for our casual wander. It was bright sunny day and as we approached the reserve the fields were home to many lapwing, curlew and huge flocks of starlings.   […]

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 […]