Aug 302013
 
The Isle of Sheppey - but not as you know it!

Normally the Isle of Sheppey would give rise to thoughts of Elmley, Capel Fleet and Shellness, but on this occasion we decided to take a different tack, and go for some potential migrant habitat along the north coast. We started out at Warden Point, a place I have only ever visited once before with rather […]

Jun 282013
 
Cliffe RSPB Reserve

This week our usual walk took us to Cliffe.      We were met with a cacophany of sound from the Black-headed Gulls on the first pool, where there were also Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Coot and Canada Geese.   From the bushes and trees around the car park and along the first part […]

Jun 162013
 
Knole Park

A dozen of us met at Godden Green on Sunday for our outdoor meeting to Knole Park with Malcolm and Sally at the helm. First birds on the list were a pair of noisy Ring-necked Parakeets flying over our heads as we gathered, with a further five within the park itself.    We found Greater […]

Jun 072013
 
Hothfield

A great day out on Wednesday with my usual companions.    It started a little overcast, and quite cool, but as the day wore on it cleared and blue sky and sunshine warmed us well.   This was good news as we had chosen to go to the bogs and heathland at KWT’s Hothfield Heath and […]

May 162013
 
Oare and Milton Creek

So, given that we had a great Sunday, we were keen to repeat the experience nearer home, on Wednesday.   Unfortunately the weather had other ideas and we mulled over our destination for quite a while – long enough for Malcolm to feed the birds, Sally to explain why they had ended up with 4 […]

May 132013
 
Minsmere

Those of you who have been on one of our previous coach trips to Minsmere will know that once we arrive we disappear off in our separate directions.   This report is therefore only a small representation of the day, and I am sure that others have lots more they could add, so apologies for […]