Jun 072013

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 252013

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 […]

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

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 […]

May 072013

This evening I have seen the first few swifts flying over my road in Gravesend – so surely summer must be just around the corner?  Our visitors will soon fill our evenings with their screaming attics for the next 3 months.  Compared with previous years, their arrival date is only a couple of days later […]

Jul 292012
Grove Ferry & Reculver

This week we decided to go to Grove Ferry where we would have the opportunity of some wading birds and also hopefully utilise the hides for shade as the temperatures soared. We took the “pretty route” as Malcolm navigated, and eventually arrived in the car park around 11.00 am, without a feather being spotted! From […]

Jun 042012
Holborough Marshes and Leybourne Lakes

Holborough marshes lies beside the River Medway in Snodland. We started by the Church and followed the river through a small housing estate where house martin nests were clinging to the eaves – we counted seven nests just in the area we walked. I really have a soft spot for house martins as they nested […]

May 292012
Fantastic Fenland

A huge thank you to Sally for arranging our summer coach trip to Wicken Fen – that £2.00 good weather supplement was well worth it as we basked in cloudless sunshine all day. We had a speedy journey, arriving before 10.00 am and after Sally had swiftly checked us in we were off.     […]