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Jan 282019
 
Wicken Fen - Sunday 12th May

Our spring coach trip this year is to Wicken Fen, the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve which provides a window on a ‘lost landscape’  – a unique remnant of undrained fenland which once covered the vast lowlands of East Anglia. Today Wicken Fen is one of Europe’s most important wetlands, home to over 9,000 recorded […]

 Posted by on 28 January 2019 at 8:01 pm
Dec 212018
 
Riverside Country Park 16th December

As this was the last trip of 2018 hopes were high as (a lucky) 13 of us set out on a fine, sunny and still winter’s day to see what the Medway Estuary had in store. As it was low tide we were greeted by acres of mud and decided to set out for Horrid […]

Dec 022018
 
Black-headed Gulls on Gravesend Promenade

If you go down to the Prom today – you will see black-headed gulls. But have you ever wondered where they come from? Where do they breed? In North Kent we have several very large breeding colonies of black-headed gulls. The nearest, I think, is the c1000 (?) breeding pairs at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve. […]

 Posted by on 2 December 2018 at 10:52 pm
Nov 262018
 
Rainham Marshes Christmas fair

Looking for something to do this Sunday and would like to find that special gift for someone, then why not visit Rainham Marshes? They are running their indoor Christmas fair, where on offer are hand made crafts, art, photographs, jewellery, bags, decorations, TuiNa massage, local honey and Gin. The cafe will have a special menu […]

Nov 212018
 
Mystery Bird

Having seen all of the wonderful pictures of birds on our website, Sally has been thinking about taking up bird photography herself. And now that the Gravesend Group has a bird photograph competition …. she has decided to go for it! But do you know what bird it is? Can you even see the bird? […]

 Posted by on 21 November 2018 at 9:37 pm
Nov 202018
 

The Cairngorms is to be the home of BBC Two’s Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch next year. Presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke will host the programmes from the UK’s largest national park. The Watches series will start with Winterwatch in January. The programme’s team will be based at The Dell of Abernethy, a […]

Oct 022018
 

The gallery has had an overhaul and now contains even more photographs of birds and wildlife. I’m sure that you will like the latest additions and please feel free to add your own – they will be most welcome. To add your own work, you will need a Flickr account, as described in my newsletter […]