Trip reps

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

Oct 162019
Coach trip to Minsmere

A few slight coach hiccups and rain didn’t deter our avid members on this Autumn visit to the fantastic reserve on the Suffolk coast. We were also joined by a few people from the Medway group, who are always welcome.  Ian, a visitor experience officer from the RSPB, greeted us on the coach to inform […]

Sep 302019
Group Trip to St Margaret's at Cliffe

It was a dry sunny but blustery morning when ten of us met at Bockhill, St Margaret’s at Cliffe near Dover. We had hopes of seeing autumn migration in action. So, we were pleased when we observed many swallows and house martins swirling over our heads looking as if they might be feeding up before […]

 Posted by on 30 September 2019 at 8:20 pm
Sep 182019
Group visit to Rainham Marshes

Sunshine, twenty four degrees and a gentle breeze welcomed ten of us to this wonderful reserve in Essex. The RSPB acquired this site from the MoD in 2000, who used it as a test firing range and it was officially opened in 2006. After a chat with two of the wardens, Bill and Pat, we […]

Sep 012019
Group Trip to Northward Hill

For our last Tuesday morning trip of this summer we went to the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill. We were  joined by new members Sue and Ron. Julie and Chris also brought along their grandchildren, equipped with binoculars, nets, pots and hand lenses – in fact everything a good naturalist needs in the field. By […]

 Posted by on 1 September 2019 at 10:44 pm
Aug 282019
Group Trip To Sevenoaks Kent Wildlife Reserve

Looking at the reserve noticeboard on arrival, we could see it had been a very quiet few days on the bird front. Undeterred, our group of 13 set off via the West lake where we saw great crested grebe with young, cormorant, black-headed gull and tufted duck. As we passed over the Darent there was […]

 Posted by on 28 August 2019 at 10:11 pm
Aug 062019
Rye Harbour

Nineteen members of the group managed to negotiate the closures of the M20 for our trip to this excellent Reserve.    Established as a Local Nature Reserve in 1970, three years later the ‘Friends of Rye Harbour’ group was formed, over the years these members have played a major role in funding and giving voluntary […]

Jul 242019
Group Trip to Grain Coastal Park

On Tuesday the group visited Grain Coastal Park. Back home the temperature reached 31.5 C but a beautiful cooling sea breeze made the conditions for us very pleasant. The tide was out (a long way out!) and with the sea and mudflats shimmering in the sunlight, viewing distant birds with telescope and binoculars was difficult. […]

 Posted by on 24 July 2019 at 7:57 pm
Jul 242019
Group Trip to Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve

Saturday’s group outing should have been at Stodmarsh, but due to a weekend closure of the M2, it was decided to change venue and go to Rainham Marshes instead. Ten of us met in the car park on what seemed a very pleasant sunny morning after some heavy rain had fallen back in Kent earlier. […]

 Posted by on 24 July 2019 at 6:04 pm