Aug 062019
Rye Harbour

Nineteen members of the group managed to negotiate the closures of the M20 for our trip to this excellent Reserve.    Established as a Local Nature Reserve in 1970, three years later the ‘Friends of Rye Harbour’ group was formed, over the years these members have played a major role in funding and giving voluntary […]

Rain, Rain Go Away . . . . Oh how I wish!

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Feb 122014
Rain, Rain Go Away . . . . Oh how I wish!

I nearly stayed in bed this morning, but that would have been defeatist, so off I went with my binoculars and wet weather gear to find some birds. First stop was Chatham docks – shag and long-tailed duck have been found there in previous years, so there is always a chance of something other than […]

Aug 302013
The Isle of Sheppey - but not as you know it!

Normally the Isle of Sheppey would give rise to thoughts of Elmley, Capel Fleet and Shellness, but on this occasion we decided to take a different tack, and go for some potential migrant habitat along the north coast. We started out at Warden Point, a place I have only ever visited once before with rather […]

Foreness Point

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Jan 012012
Foreness Point

Our first outing of the year to start off our 2012 bird list.   A promising start developed into a very wet grey day, but we were out enjoying the day so nothing lost. We began at Foreness Point near Margate, where our main hope was for purple sandpiper, but first we had the task of finding […]