Trip reps

Reports from our outdoor trips. Like to find out more? Join us on our next outdoor trip.

Feb 212019
 
Group Trip to Dungeness

Twenty of us met at the Old Lighthouse at Dungeness on a sunny, crisp and clear day. On our way to the beach starling and magpie were spotted but it was otherwise quiet. We stopped at the first bird hide and from there we had good views of gannets and juvenile kittiwakes plus lots of […]

 Posted by on 21 February 2019 at 3:48 pm
Feb 042019
 
Group Trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve

While the rest of the country struggled with snowy weather, Rainham Marshes was bathed in sunshine with white fluffy clouds set in a sky of blue. Despite a cold north wind and a little snow here and there, our visit was well worth it. It was a lovely day for fresh air, exercise and almost […]

 Posted by on 4 February 2019 at 1:03 pm
Jan 212019
 
Group Visit to Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

On a cold, frosty morning 14 group members met up to see what was about. The sun shone brightly throughout our visit which contrasted with the dull weather we have been having recently and meant that the birds were very active and showed well.  The reserve consists mainly of a series of flooded areas where […]

 Posted by on 21 January 2019 at 6:22 pm
Jan 072019
 
Group Trip to Shellness on Sheppey

It might not have seemed a particularly bright start to the New Year when 18 members of the group met at the sea wall in Leysdown, but little did we know what delights were in store. The tide was rising fast. It was to be high by midday, so if we wanted to catch the […]

 Posted by on 7 January 2019 at 9:27 pm
Dec 022018
 
December Trip to Cliffe Pools

Ten members met at RSPB Cliffe Pools car park. Although it was not too cold, it was very murky and raining heavily as we all arrived. Whilst getting sorted out, woodpigeon, herring gull and a magpie were seen. At 10am, miraculously, the heavy rain almost ceased as we went and looked over Crystal Pool. Here […]

 Posted by on 2 December 2018 at 8:42 pm
Nov 212018
 
Group Trip to London WWT Wetlands Centre

On a fresh, but sunny Sunday, thirty two of us arrived at this little gem of a place in South West London. WWT London Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the Barnes area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames by Barn Elms. The site is […]

 Posted by on 21 November 2018 at 9:23 pm
Oct 242018
 
Group Trip to The Chase and RSPB Rainham

The Chase – a wildlife gem between Romford and Dagenham, covering 48 hectares and with a mix of habitats. Shallow wetland, woodland, grassland and the river Rom. Five of us meet on a sunny, warm autumnal morning in the tranquility of The Chase, in a corner of Dagenham, away from the hustle and bustle of […]

 Posted by on 24 October 2018 at 9:01 pm