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May 292017
 
Local Birding

On Sunday, Sally and I went out for a few hours in search of yellow wagtail and corn bunting. Both have “Red” status as they are in decline as breeding birds. A population of corn buntings has been breeding near where we live for many many years – one particular pylon has been a favourite […]

 Posted by on 29 May 2017 at 5:25 pm
May 222017
 
A Bird in my Garden

I often receive photographs of birds from members of our local group. Most of them have been taken on group field trips – using long lenses and expensive cameras. So it is nice to be able to show some “pics”, taken in gardens, with  phones and compact cameras. Pam and Ted sent me several shots […]

 Posted by on 22 May 2017 at 9:10 pm
Feb 182017
 
Birds from Gravesend Promenade

Over the last few weeks I have received reports from group members of the different birds to be seen from Gravesend Promenade and the park. Sally and I have not been able to get there for several weeks but we finally made it yesterday. One avocet, 30+ redshanks, 8 black-tailed godwits, 10+ teal and one […]

 Posted by on 18 February 2017 at 5:57 pm
Feb 182017
 
It's Frog Time

I have just received the first email of the year to tell me of frogs spawning in Gravesend on Thursday 16th February – thanks Peter. The male frogs in our garden started calling about 10 days ago but the cold weather soon put an end to that. They have started again now but, as yet, […]

 Posted by on 18 February 2017 at 5:29 pm
Feb 022017
 

Can you identify Kestrels, Red kites and Buzzards and do you love walking? The Hawk Conservancy are seeking volunteers to carry out a set of 10k transects.   Five to ten transects each (depending on how many volunteers) to be carried out between Feb-May and Sep-Dec this year. Full training and equipment would be given, […]

 Posted by on 2 February 2017 at 7:37 pm
Jan 272017
 
Grey Wagtail

Just in time for Big Garden Birdwatch! Grey Wagtail in my neighbour’s garden, enjoying the water cascade by the Pond. This reminds me how much our birds need running water and bird baths in this cold weather. Make sure you provide them with water as well as food, then sit back and see how many species […]

Jan 162017
 
Waxwings in Northfleet

The cold weather had brought more waxwings to our area. These birds were seen near Coldharbour Road in Northfleet on Monday! Thanks to Julie for the photographs. Malcolm

 Posted by on 16 January 2017 at 9:38 pm