Trip Report – Elmley NNR 4th December

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Dec 082022
Trip Report - Elmley NNR 4th December

Despite it being a grey cold day with road diversions to contend with, the majority of the group arrived at the entrance around 9 am and enjoyed a leisurely drive to the car park. With many curlew, lapwing, over 50 mute swan, mallard, coot, black-headed gull, herring gull, crow, rook, starling, grey heron, kestrel, common […]

Elmley NNR 4th December – Action required please

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Nov 132022

Our outdoor meeting on 4th December is to Elmley NNR on the Isle of Sheppey. Winter is a great time to visit Elmley with potential to see barn, short-eared and sometimes long-eared owl, the marsh harriers coming into roost and large flocks of winter geese, ducks and other migrants which winter there. Entrance to the […]

Volunteer Day 5th November

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Nov 072022
Volunteer Day 5th November

An apt day to carry out what has now become our annual bonfire volunteer task.   Although light rain was falling it was not enough to damped the spirits of our hardy volunteers who gathered in the Northward Hill  car park at 9 am. We gathered the tools required, then Emily (Rspb assistant warden) assisted […]

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, […]

Dungeness Trip Report – 3rd April

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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 […]