Trip reps

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

Apr 262019
Group Trip to Riverside Country Park

Our group met at Riverside Country Park for the first of this season’s Tuesday morning walks. Our key target species was the nightingale. Two birds had been heard singing a few minutes earlier so we set off with great expectations. We stopped, on route, to watch singing whitethroats – some of the group heard lesser […]

 Posted by on 26 April 2019 at 3:00 pm
Apr 172019
Group Trip to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

On a fresh and overcast Sunday morning, seventeen of us met in the car park at the Sevenoaks Kent Wildlife Trust Reserve. we then quickly reassembled by the horse field, to try and spot the ring ouzel that had been sighted previously. Thankfully, a couple of our eagle-eyed members found a resplendent male, flying low […]

 Posted by on 17 April 2019 at 9:20 pm
Apr 032019
Group Trip to Oare Marshes Kent Wildlife Trust Reserve

Twelve members met at Oare Marshes KWT reserve on a bright and sunny morning. The early arrivals had brief views of a short-eared owl followed by a good view of a red kite. However, a little while later, the short-eared owl played the game and gave everyone great views as it quartered over the reeds […]

 Posted by on 3 April 2019 at 10:41 pm
Mar 232019
Group Trip to Blean Woods RSPB Reserve

A select group of 10 keen and optimistic bird watchers set off on this sunny morning to explore the RSPB reserve in Blean Woods.  Being Sunday, bird watchers were outnumbered by dog-walkers and runners, who were also enjoying a day free of the gale force winds that had been with us for the previous week. […]

 Posted by on 23 March 2019 at 5:19 pm
Mar 072019
Group Trip to Elmley NNR

A slow drive along the two mile entrance track to the Elmley National Nature Reserve car park showed the water levels had been raised since our last visit benefiting the many waders, with lots of lapwing and redshank close to the track. We had good views of some of the many hares on the reserve.  […]

 Posted by on 7 March 2019 at 4:10 pm
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