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Nov 242022
 
Saving Curlews

The curlew has long been my top favourite bird when out and about the Thames Estuary. It can be seen in just about every month of the year although it is much more common in winter when many curlew fly in from Europe. Often the bird can be heard before it is seen. Its well […]

 Posted by on 24 November 2022 at 9:58 pm

Elmley 4th December – Car Share

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Nov 242022
 

One of our members has offered a lift or to car share to Elmley on 4th December.   They live in the Whitehill Road/ Echo Square area of Gravesend. If you are interested, please email your contact details to this address: webmaster@rspbgravesend.org and we will put you in touch. Sue  

 Posted by on 24 November 2022 at 8:17 pm

Peoples Walk for Nature 2 – RESCHEDULED for Spring 2023

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Nov 142022
 

There will be a second Walk for Nature in London on Sunday 27th November from 12pm-4pm. This has been organised by Chris Packham as a family day with support from wildlife conservation organisations including the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Badger and Butterfly Conservation and others, the walk is also supported by Wild Justice. For more information […]

 Posted by on 14 November 2022 at 9:21 am
Sep 062022
 
Peter Heathcote - A Tribute

It is with sadness that I have to report that Peter Heathcote, aged 83, died in hospital on 22nd August 2022 from complications with prostate cancer. I know that everyone who knew Peter will join with me in sending condolences to his wife Pauline. Peter was a founder member of the Gravesend RSPB Local Group […]

 Posted by on 6 September 2022 at 9:46 pm

Change to our email system

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Aug 262022
 

Some of you may have noticed our automated email system has had a few hiccups of late, for which we apologise. We have now installed a new system that is hopefully more reliable than the old one! You will notice the change of format from the old emails, and the content may look a little […]

 Posted by on 26 August 2022 at 9:54 am

Minsmere coach trip

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May 272022
 
Minsmere coach trip

Our last visit to this lovely reserve was in October 2019 and the weather on our long overdue return was spot on. We arrived at the same time as another coach from the Bromley RSPB local group and although the entrance was quite busy, we were soon on our way around, albeit in various directions. […]

Apr 172022
 
Cynthia Wright

This is how many of us in the Gravesend RSPB Local Group remember Cynthia – out birding with her husband Geoff. On this occasion the group had travelled to Ashdown Forest where, as always, Cynthia delighted in seeing the birds and other wildlife. It is with sadness that I have to report that Cynthia died […]

 Posted by on 17 April 2022 at 6:13 pm

Colour-ringed Common Redshank at Reculver

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Jan 092022
 
Colour-ringed Common Redshank at Reculver

I have had a reply regarding the colour-ringed common redshank seen by members of the group at Reculver on 2nd January. The colour rings were seen really well on Steve’s photograph: left leg: yellow over blue flag right leg: green over white The information has come back confirming that the bird was ringed by Swale Wader […]

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