Jan 222022
 
Swanscombe Marshes Big Garden Birdwatch Sunday

Big Garden Birdwatch is coming up at the end of the month.   We already have a trip on 29th January to Oare on our programme, but if you would like another opportunity to look for wildlife and take part, why not come along to Swanscombe Marshes on Sunday 30th January (10:00 am-11:30am). In partnership […]

Jan 162022
 
Group Trip to Brooklands Lake - 15th January

14 members of the group met up at the Brooklands end of the Leybourne Lakes complex near Snodland.The weather was foggy but we were determined not to let that stop us! Our walk began along a raised path through trees with a stream on one side and Brookland Lake on the other.   Trying to look […]

Jan 092022
 
Colour-ringed Common Redshank at Reculver

I have had a reply regarding the colour-ringed common redshank seen by members of the group at Reculver on 2nd January. The colour rings were seen really well on Steve’s photograph: left leg: yellow over blue flag right leg: green over white The information has come back confirming that the bird was ringed by Swale Wader […]

Jan 072022
 
Elmley outdoor meeting 13th February - Registration required

Our outdoor meeting on 13th February is to Elmley NNR on the Isle of Sheppey.   Although some restrictions have relaxed since our visit last year, we still have to limit the number attending and we are therefore not able to invite everyone.    There will be the slightly reduced group rate of £5.00 per […]

Sep 262021
 
Gravesend RSPB trip to Dungeness

On Sunday 19 September 21 of us met at the Old Lighthouse in Dungeness. The weather was overcast but dry and with only a slight breeze. Before leaving the car park a sparrowhawk and kestrel flew over the lighthouse and a peregrine was spotted perching on a pylon. Making our way to the beach small […]

Sep 142021
 

Our first indoor meeting for some time will take place this Thursday 16th September at Northfleet School for Girls, Hall Road, DA11 8AQ.   Paul and the committee look forward to welcoming you back after such a long break.   Who better to have for our first speaker than John Buckingham, talking about “Mediterranean Birds”. […]

Aug 122021
 
Oare Marshes 8th August

An enthusiastic group met in the car park at Oare, some bearing news of birds they had already seen, wood sandpiper being one, and those that had already left – the Bonaparte’s gull had flown off with a group of black-headed gulls some ten minutes earlier!    Tempted by the thought of the sandpiper we […]

Mar 112021
 
Swanscombe Marshes - What can you do?

Hot on the heels of the previous post where Natural England have recognised that the area should be designated as a SSSI, it is important to remember that this in no way means that the London Resort Development will not go through. The final decision on the development will be made by the Secretary of […]

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