Sep 152015
 
Bullfinches over the bubbles

Sometimes doing the washing up at the kitchen sink has its rewards! I just glanced up and noticed on my neighbour’s Rowan tree, silhouetted at the end of a branch, a rather heavy looking finch. At first I thought it was a fluffed up chaffinch but then, after I dived for my binoculars, could see […]

Sep 102015
 
A time for change? Part II

Just to keep you up to date with the latest figures: Currently (14:00 hrs 10th September) those signed up to the Government petition to ban drive grouse shooting in the UK is: 15933 Local constituency support now stands at: Gravesham – 31 – a great increase from the previous 12 Dartford – 19 – previously 14 […]

Aug 162015
 
Lullingstone Country Park

On Tuesday a group of 23 met at Lullingstone Country Park. Sally and I were the last to arrive (sorry – a bit late) but everyone seemed to be quite happy watching a treecreeper from the car park! In recent years it has become practice to add an encouraging note in the programme of what […]

 Posted by on 16 August 2015 at 2:04 pm
Aug 102015
 
Hen Harrier Day 2015

This weekend saw the second Hen Harrier Day (HHD) take place. Although there were several events around the Country, as last year I was drawn back to my home county of Derbyshire, this time to the Goyt Valley near Buxton. Saturday evening was spent at the Buxton Palace Hotel where Mark Avery ran proceedings, including Mike […]

 Posted by on 10 August 2015 at 3:47 pm
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