Jun 272013
 
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Twenty-one of us joined Malcolm and Sally for this Tuesday walk at the ever-popular wildlife reserve at Sevenoaks.   From the car park we could hear Chiffchaff and Robin singing away enjoying the morning sunlight.   Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler were heard by the leading group, with Wren, Magpie and Jay added in quick […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apr 222012
 
Oare

17 of us met in the car park at Oare for our group walk around this KWT reserve on the Swale.    A whitethroat sang from a tree by the side of the car park,  its beautiful clean white throat catching the light – great for a photograph, but I enjoyed watching so much I couldn’t bring myself […]

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. […]

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 […]