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 […]

Jan 302021
 
Swanscombe Marshes

Following several earlier posts regarding the plan for a Theme Park to be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula, there are several things that we can all do to help fight the plan.  It is not only the impact that this development will have on wildlife in the area, the loss of a rare piece of […]

Feb 242020
 
Sevenoaks Trip Report

On a blustery and damp day thirteen of us met to explore this hidden gem tucked away just north of Sevenoaks and south of the M26.  The reserve is based around several large lakes, left over from gravel workings in the last century and includes areas of varied woodland and open fields.  The river Darent […]

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