Members’ Posts

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Feb 222018
 
Mountain Hares

At our last Tuesday indoor meeting we had a wonderful talk on  the “Wildlife of Speyside” by Duncan MacDonald. A few days later group members Julie and Chris were off to see the wildlife for themselves. Chris sent me this picture of the crested tit, a Speyside speciality. Perhap their most exciting day was a […]

 Posted by on 22 February 2018 at 4:57 pm
Feb 042018
 
Redpolls

I received an email from Stuart Roumana who asks: ” Is anyone aware of there being lots of Redpoll around? We have had a small group in our Medway garden for 2 weeks or so and have counted a maximum of seven birds, two of which are splendid males. They are very busy birds and […]

 Posted by on 4 February 2018 at 4:29 pm
Feb 012018
 
Hawfinch, Black necked Grebe and Avocets

Hawfinch, Black necked Grebe and Avocet. What do these birds have in common? Nothing – except they have all been seen and photographed by members of the Gravesend RSPB group in recent weeks. There has been a lot of recent interest in Hawfinch since a large number moved into the country at the end of […]

 Posted by on 1 February 2018 at 4:41 pm
Jan 222018
 

Kevin Cox, Chair of the rspb has a guest blog for Mark Avery regarding the future of driven grouse shooting and its impact on our uplands and the species which inhabit it. Feel free to share it. https://markavery.info/2018/01/22/guest-blog-driven-grouse-shooting-borrowed-time-rspb-chair-kevin-cox/

 Posted by on 22 January 2018 at 8:26 pm
Nov 082017
 
Allhallows and Yantlet Creek.

On Sunday, Hazel and I spent a couple of hours down at Allhallows. We parked by the Pilot pub and were greeted to the sights and sounds of House Sparrows, Starlings, Black headed gulls, Blue and Great Tits. Wandering along the footpath towards the river, a lone Grey Heron was gliding along with the strong breeze […]

 Posted by on 8 November 2017 at 11:42 am
Oct 132017
 
Raptor survey

Back in February Sue posted a notice asking people to get involved with a survey being sponsored by the Hawk Conservancy. We volunteered and were given 5 routes to walk across Kent spotting Kestrel, Buzzard and other raptors. The survey is being repeated this autumn and more volunteers will be very welcome. It’s a good […]

Aug 152017
 
Proof that Jersey Tiger Moths are in Gravesend

Jersey tiger moths seem to be everywhere this year. In a previous post I mentioned that this moth has expanded its range in recent years and is moving north rapidly. However, whenever I enter a sighting in iRecord, the national Biological Records Centre database, I get a message that states my sighting is outside the […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2017 at 9:36 pm