Trip reports

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

Oct 102017
 
Group Trip to Dungeness

Thirteen of us met at the RSPB reserve on a very grey and windy day – the complete opposite to the weather the day before and day after! On the feeders next to the car park were chaffinch, great tit and blue tit.  From the visitor centre there was a lot to observe on Burrows […]

 Posted by on 10 October 2017 at 10:27 pm
Oct 012017
 
Group Trip to St Margarets at Cliffe and Samphire Hoe

On Wednesday 20th September some of us went to Warden Point on Sheppey. As we looked out to sea we realised that we were witnessing a huge migration of house martins, swallows and sand martins. Later we heard that thousands of birds had passed through Kent that day. So, with high hopes of something similar […]

 Posted by on 1 October 2017 at 9:28 pm
Sep 102017
 
A Happy Hobby Day at Rainham Marshes

“The best views of Hobbies this year” – said one of our group as we stopped again to admire the aerobatic display of three Hobbies and two Kestrel. The weather was fine and fairly warm with a moderate breeze in open areas. The air was crystal clear, making the most of long views across the […]

 Posted by on 10 September 2017 at 9:32 pm
Aug 272017
 
Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve - an evening visit

Last Friday the Gravesend RSPB group had an evening visit to the RSPB reserve at Cliffe Pools. A new reserve sign greeted us in the car park. With only about 90 minutes of light left in the day, we wondered how many birds we would be able to see. However, as soon as we arrived […]

 Posted by on 27 August 2017 at 5:29 pm
Aug 152017
 
A Visit to Oare Marsh KWT Reserve

14 of us met in the crowded car park and we were delighted to welcome two new friends to our group. There were many birdwatchers  – no doubt on the quest to find the rare long-billed dowitcher which had been seen on the east flood around 8 o’clock in the morning and for a few days previously. […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2017 at 9:16 pm
Jul 312017
 
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

Ten members of the Group met at this relatively new site which we have only visited once before.   Created on the site of Mucking Landfill Site, there are still memories of the history of the site, with domed grass and flower meadows, created from the capped landfill and metal cranes which were used to offload […]

Jul 262017
 
Tuesday Trip to Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

A large group of members and non-members met at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve. Some were hoping to see the black-winged stilts that I had mentioned in a previous post and some had heard rumours of a marsh sandpiper…….Inside information sources (ie Norman) had, however, advised me that both of these species were just beyond our […]

 Posted by on 26 July 2017 at 9:57 pm