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Sep 282018
 

The BTO want our help to learn about Tawny Owl population change and understand more about their calling behaviour and distribution. It’s easy to take part. All you need to do is listen for Tawny Owls for 20 minutes each week, from 30 September to 31 March, from your garden, local park or woodland. You can even listen […]

 Posted by on 28 September 2018 at 9:54 pm
Sep 142018
 
Colour ringed Mediterranean Gull

On the group visit to Oare on 12th August, Malcolm spotted a colour ringed Mediterranean gull.   After much deliberation, and several telescopes focussed on the bird, we managed to read it as “yellow ring AYEZ”.   Here is the record for this individual showing that the bird was originally ringed whilst in the nest […]

 Posted by on 14 September 2018 at 12:53 pm
Aug 312018
 
The Peoples Walk for Wildlife - September 22nd 2018

The Peoples Walk for Wildlife is being organised by Chris Packham in Hyde Park this September. It is an opportunity for anyone who supports our wildlife and countryside to show how much it means to us and ask for a change in the way we treat it. It is an event for everyone – especially […]

Aug 152018
 

This weekend the 30th British Birdwatching Fair will be held at Rutland Water, it is an opportunity for anyone interested in nature, wildlife and birds to meet like-minded people.   There are many marquees housing many different organisations and companies, including travel, clothing, art, optics and camera equipment, everything in one place. There are also several […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2018 at 5:57 pm  Tagged with:
Aug 132018
 
Hen Harrier Day 2018

Those of you who have been following our website over the years may recall my support of the campaign to ban driven grouse shooting and stop the persecution of Hen Harriers, Birds of Prey and other wildlife species on moorland in the North of England and Scotland. 2018 is the fifth anniversary of the first […]

Aug 092018
 

Thanks to Norman for pointing out the extent of the road works in Sittingbourne and Faversham. If you are joining us at Oare on Sunday, 12th August, please allow extra travelling time. AA route planner and navigation aids all recommend to continue on the M2 to Junction 7 and take the A2/London Road back towards […]

 Posted by on 9 August 2018 at 9:06 pm
Jul 312018
 
Bumblebees with Green Pollen - Revisited

Our bumblebee walk at Dungeness on Saturday produced a worker bumblebee that had collected green pollen. I thought this was really odd (the green colour that is). A google search revealed that Rosebay Willowherb has green pollen. So today I went in search. And it does! I burst open an anther (pictured) and out popped […]

 Posted by on 31 July 2018 at 8:41 pm