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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Dungeness Trip Report

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Feb 112020
 
Dungeness Trip Report

The first of this month’s outings was to be at Dungeness on Sunday 9th February.   Unfortunately storm Ciara had other ideas, heading for us on the same day.   Having decided to bring the meeting forward a day we hoped that anyone who wanted to come would see the email – many apologies if […]

Dec 092019
 
Elmley Trip 7th December

A bright start to a winters day at Elmley on Saturday, where 18 members of the group met up.   Enjoying the drive along the entrance track had already given us excellent sightings of marsh harrier, buzzard, several hundred lapwing, ruff (including one which seemed to already be gaining its white breeding plumage), black-tailed godwit and […]

Oct 292019
 
Sandwich Bird Observatory 27th October

Following a very wet Saturday nine members met at Sandwich Bird Observatory on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. On the drive down the signs of the forthcoming autumn were there to see in the changing colours of the road side trees. We were made aware of a bird ringing session taking place in one of […]

Oct 162019
 
Coach trip to Minsmere

A few slight coach hiccups and rain didn’t deter our avid members on this Autumn visit to the fantastic reserve on the Suffolk coast. We were also joined by a few people from the Medway group, who are always welcome.  Ian, a visitor experience officer from the RSPB, greeted us on the coach to inform […]

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