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Apr 262021

I’ve discovered a new birding app called “Merlin bird id”. It’s been developed by Cornell university and it’s designed to help bird identification in the field. You can read more about it here. It’s been around for a few years apparently, but it’s recently added a photo id capability which looks good but I haven’t […]

 Posted by on 26 April 2021 at 11:23 pm
Apr 112021

For those who like a mental challenge, here are a couple of puzzles shared by the RSPB Winchester & District Local Group. On this page are a couple of animal themed suduko puzzles, and on this page is a word search with an additional challenge once you’ve found all the hidden words. The answers will […]

 Posted by on 11 April 2021 at 6:19 pm
Mar 112021
Swanscombe Marshes - What can you do?

Hot on the heels of the previous post where Natural England have recognised that the area should be designated as a SSSI, it is important to remember that this in no way means that the London Resort Development will not go through. The final decision on the development will be made by the Secretary of […]

Mar 112021

Good news for Swanscombe Marshes, Natural England have declared that it should be a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).  Pressure from RSPB, Buglife and Kent Wildlife Trust have opposed the London Resort project and this is a great step forward.     Currently the area has been “notified” which gives it the same weight of […]

Feb 112021

For anyone who does not have access to the Daily Telegraph either paper or online, here’s some interesting quotes from an article published earlier this week.    Please continue to follow progress of the on-going campaign on social media – links in our previous post.  If you want to see more of our posts, keep […]

Jan 302021
Swanscombe Marshes

Following several earlier posts regarding the plan for a Theme Park to be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula, there are several things that we can all do to help fight the plan.  It is not only the impact that this development will have on wildlife in the area, the loss of a rare piece of […]

Jan 242021
Tickets for February talk available - 'African Adventures' by John Buckingham

Our next online talk will take place on Thursday 11 February 2021 starting at 7:30pm.  We are pleased to welcome back the enormously popular speaker John Buckingham who will be taking us on an adventure through the African continent and showing us many of the exciting and endemic species of birds, mammals, and flowers that […]

Dec 162020
Swanscombe Marshes

Donna Zimmer, with Barry Wright, has created this brilliant film showing just why Swanscombe Marshes is such a special place and needs to be protected. If you haven’t been there yet, then this will entice you down there.   Personally, having visited quite often this year,  its made me realise what I have missed!  Please enjoy […]