Trip reps

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

May 162022
Fingringhoe Wick Trip Report

Eleven of the group met at this Essex Wildlife Trust reserve on the River Colne.  After several windy days we were met beautiful sunny day with an almost cloudless sky.   This reserve has a mix of habitats including woodland, scrub, marsh and a relatively new intertidal area where the river wall was breached to allow […]

May 012022
Dawn Chorus 2022 trip report

Seventeen of us met up at 6am on 1st May at Cliffe church car park for our ‘dawn chorus’ walk on InternationalDawnChorusDay. To be honest, dawn was a bit earlier with sunrise at 5:30am but nevertheless as we walked down on Pickles Way we were soon surrounded by bird song. With blackbird, robin and wren […]

Apr 232022
Group Trip to Stodmarsh NNR

Despite fears of traffic chaos on the M2 , which turned out to be unfounded, 8 members of the group managed to arrive at Stodmarsh for our trip there. Our targets for the day were spring migrants in the woodland and reed beds, singing hopefully, and hobbies and marsh harriers overhead. The car park is […]

 Posted by on 23 April 2022 at 9:55 pm
Apr 072022
Dungeness Trip Report - 3rd April

Fourteen of us gathered at the Old Lighthouse, Dungeness, on a very cold but sunny and clear day.  We were met by Jack, one of the Dungeness National Nature Reserve wardens, who gave us a briefing on what we may see around the area and at the RSPB reserve. Making our way out to the […]

Mar 242022
Group Trip To Shellness - Sheppey

The sun was shining, but a very strong cold easterly wind was blowing, when 15 of us met at the car park midway between Leysdown and Shellness. On a rising tide, and with the strong wind whipping up the sea, it was difficult to see anything on it, at all. We started to make our […]

 Posted by on 24 March 2022 at 10:29 pm
Mar 072022
Group Trip to Blean Woods RSPB Reserve

Expectations were low as fourteen of us gathered in the RSPB car park on this cold, windy but dry day! On the leaders’ recce only eleven species had been spotted so the first target was to see at least one bird species for every member attending.    The second target was to find the notoriously […]

Mar 022022
Group Trip To Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

Eleven members met at RSPB Cliffe Pools car park which included three new people. The weather was bright and sunny and the forecast was looking good. As we gathered, Mediterranean gulls could be heard and seen overhead with greenfinch and dunnock in the bushes. There was a good view of a buzzard passing overhead. As […]

 Posted by on 2 March 2022 at 7:47 pm
Feb 152022
Group Trip to Elmley NNR

The weather forecast for our visit to Elmley Marshes on the Isle of Sheppey was not looking good . Both rain and high winds were expected. However, 15 hardy souls met in the car park to see how far we could manage. We had all arrived at the gate about 9 o’clock so that we […]

 Posted by on 15 February 2022 at 8:49 pm