Trip reps

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

Dec 092019
Elmley Trip 7th December

A bright start to a winters day at Elmley on Saturday, where 18 members of the group met up.   Enjoying the drive along the entrance track had already given us excellent sightings of marsh harrier, buzzard, several hundred lapwing, ruff (including one which seemed to already be gaining its white breeding plumage), black-tailed godwit and […]

Nov 252019
Group Trip to Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

On a cloudy, dull November morning, 18 of us met in the very wet and muddy car park at Oare Marshes Wildlife Reserve.  Oare Marshes consist of 176 acres and is owned and managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. It was almost high tide and the mud flats on the Swale were covered so we decided […]

 Posted by on 25 November 2019 at 10:44 pm
Nov 192019
Volunteering Day at RSPB Northward Hill

On a fresh dry Saturday, nine hearty members of our group met at RSPB Northward Hill to carry out scrub clearance and habitat maintenance. After having met George, an intern at the reserve and Will Tofts, the group proceeded to their designated location (equiped with map to navigate around the ditches and across muddy fields […]

Nov 142019
Group Trip to Dungeness

On a very bright and clear Saturday morning 14 of us met at the Old Lighthouse. Instead of our usual trip straight to the beach, we took a slight detour on the path round the Lighthouse as there had been a report of firecrest and goldcrest being seen in the bushes. Unfortunately, it was not […]

 Posted by on 14 November 2019 at 9:46 pm
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