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Apr 172022
Cynthia Wright

This is how many of us in the Gravesend RSPB Local Group remember Cynthia – out birding with her husband Geoff. On this occasion the group had travelled to Ashdown Forest where, as always, Cynthia delighted in seeing the birds and other wildlife. It is with sadness that I have to report that Cynthia died […]

 Posted by on 17 April 2022 at 6:13 pm
Jan 092022
Colour-ringed Common Redshank at Reculver

I have had a reply regarding the colour-ringed common redshank seen by members of the group at Reculver on 2nd January. The colour rings were seen really well on Steve’s photograph: left leg: yellow over blue flag right leg: green over white The information has come back confirming that the bird was ringed by Swale Wader […]

Nov 192021
Wildlife of the North Kent Marshes

Next week on Tuesday 23rd November I am giving a talk “Wildlife of the North Kent Marshes” at the Masonic Halls Gravesend at 2pm. Our original speaker, as on the programme, is unable to be with us. I have been drafted in to fill the gap! To be honest I have delved in to my […]

 Posted by on 19 November 2021 at 10:32 pm
Sep 222021
Swanscombe Marshes event

Buglife and the Save Swanscombe Peninsular campaign have organised a rally on Saturday, October 2nd at 10am.  There will be guest speakers and a walking tour of the site. Meeting point location is on the poster below:

 Posted by on 22 September 2021 at 11:42 pm
Sep 102021
Group Trip to RSPB Rainham Marsh

It was an overcast morning when 11 of us met in the car park at Rainham Marshes RSPB reserve in Essex. A robin was ticking away but not to be seen as we made our way to reception, which due to Covid, is now situated outside the centre. Here we booked in and were told […]

 Posted by on 10 September 2021 at 10:05 pm
Aug 252021
Swanscombe Marshes

I have received a message from Donna Zimmer saying that she hopes to hold a wildlife walk at Swanscombe Marshes on Friday 17th September and that the Gravesend RSPB group are invited. The walk will take place in the afternoon and when I have more details, I shall share them with you all

Jul 292021
Group Trip to Allhallows

Who would have thought that a short trip to Allhallows could have produced such interesting finds! It was quite exciting at the time but got even better when we got back home. Fifteen people met up for our first Tuesday walk since 2019. It was good to see everyone again. One of my favourite damselflies […]

 Posted by on 29 July 2021 at 10:34 pm