Grove Ferry

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Sep 092018
Grove Ferry

Ten members met at the Grove Ferry car park.    The temperature was in the low teens and the sky was cloudy but with some blue showing.    It was agreed that we would walk to Stodmarsh car park for lunch following the central path taking in the view point and hides along the way. […]

May 092017
Stodmarsh trip report

Stodmarsh in May – my favourite reserve at the best time of year – what could be better?  A merry band of seven met up and, despite the chilly weather, Stodmarsh once again delivered some great birds, although in some cases with tantalisingly brief views. We started off in the wooded section and proceeded around the […]

Stodmarsh – May trip report

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May 082015
Stodmarsh - May trip report

Stodmarsh is my favourite reserve, May is my favourite month to visit it and hence I like to volunteer to lead this trip.  So when the promised good weather turned to a rainy, damp morning and a notice in the Stodmarsh car park announced that the section along the Stour was closed again, I was […]

Stodmarsh and Seaton Pits

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Apr 032013
Stodmarsh and Seaton Pits

You’ve probably missed my weekly ramblings of late, but then again perhaps not . . . .  anyway, it has been hard trying to get out and about enjoying our wildlife recently as it has been so painfully cold.   After a few brighter days recently I rather hoped for better today, but as we […]

May 102012
Stodmarsh - trip report

Despite the wet weather, fourteen hardy souls gathered in the Stodmarsh car park last Sunday.  We split the day in two and did the ‘Stodmarsh half’ before lunch and the  ‘Grove ferry end’ afterwards and, as the day went on, the weather marginally improved.  For me, the highlight of the day was watching the enormous […]


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Mar 182012

My usual wandering colleagues and I decided to go to Stodmarsh last Wednesday.   The signs of spring were all about us with queen bees searching for suitable nest sites, marsh frogs enjoying the sun on the side of the ditches and white nettle and blackthorn flowering. We started out from the car park where we […]


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May 282011

15 joined Paul for the walk at Stodmarsh today.   The weather was cloudy, overcast and very windy which didn’t set itself up for the best of birdwatching days, but spirits were high.   On arrival the banter was flowing freely in the car park – some folk just don’t understand the limits of a 1.2 cc […]