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 […]

Blean Woods RSPB

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Apr 272013
Blean Woods RSPB

Our trip to Blean Woods RSPB reserve, demonstrated just how far behind the progression of spring is compared to our normal expectations: we were wearing gloves and coats, were subjected to a down pour of hailstones and the wood sounded more like it does in winter than in spring! We kicked off with a drumming […]

Bossenden Wood

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Jan 132012
Bossenden Wood

A new venue for me, part of the Blean Wood complex near Canterbury and in winter an excellent opportunity for some woodland birds. A beautiful day with clear blue skies, bright sunshine and no wind – how lucky could we be! Although a small area we managed to make a day of it, examining fresh […]