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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
Aug 042017
 

Why not come along to Rainham Marshes 11am-4pm Saturday 5th August. Meet Chris Packham, and help to support the Hen Harrier Day Event. To quote Howard Vaughan . . . . “So, we are nearly all ready…. I have not had any time for extra Harrier-on-a-stick making so if you still have one from last […]

Jul 222017
 
What Grows in Your Garden?

Steve and Hazel have been keeping their eyes open to discover what birds are breeding in (or very close) to their garden. It’s something that all of us should do more often – and not just in gardens.         It just takes a little bit more effort to actually prove breeding – […]

 Posted by on 22 July 2017 at 8:50 pm
Jul 152017
 
More on Garden Wildlife

Julie decided to do the washing on Thursday – lucky Julie. She found this Toadflax Brocade moth in her IKEA peg basket and sent me the photograph. Now, that’s what I call common! Sally and I also caught one in our garden moth trap last night. This is how I like to have the moths, […]

 Posted by on 15 July 2017 at 7:00 pm
Jul 122017
 
What a day in our Garden!

Sally and I like to keep an eye open for animals (and plants) that arrive in our garden. In some shape or form we have records going back for almost 40 years! Birds and insects (especially moths) form the bulk of our garden sightings. But last Sunday was rather special¬† and very interesting too. It […]

 Posted by on 12 July 2017 at 10:02 pm