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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 […]

Sep 282018
 
Peoples Walk for Wildlife/Launch of the Manifesto for Wildlife

What a brilliant day Saturday 22nd September 2018 was – the first Peoples Walk for Wildlife took place! Over 10,000 people who support and care about wildlife in all its forms gathered at the Reformers Tree in Hyde Park at 10.00 am.   The stage was set, with many wildlife organisations present including the RSPB, […]

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