Jun 062022
 
Swanscombe Marshes Trip Report

Nine members of the group enjoyed the delights of Swanscombe this weekend.   With windy weather forecast it was always going to be a challenge to get good views of the birds, but we managed a creditable selection of birds and plants from this excellent wildlife site. Before we set off some had seen kestrel, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Jan 312022
 
Oare marshes - 29th January

Fourteen met at Oare car park for our walk.    The strong breeze did make walking and hearing birds a bit of a challenge and telescopes were shaking at times, but the sun shone and we had a good day with some great birds. We started off at the slipway – it’s always exciting to […]

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 […]

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