Trip reps

Reports from our outdoor trips. Like to find out more? Join us on our next outdoor trip.

Jun 232022
Sandwich Bay trip report

Our trip to Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory and associated Restharrow nature reserve took place last Sunday (19 June).  The weather had not looked too promising at the start, with cooler temperatures than during the previous week, an overcast sky and it was quite breezy.  However, although it tried to rain with a few drops at […]

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, […]

May 282022
Tuesday Walk Around Cliffe Pools

The weather forecast for Tuesday morning was for heavy rain and sunny intervals. Fortunately for us our timing was perfect and we enjoyed a three hour sunny interval! However, our luck did not hold for viewing the black headed gull colony. The gulls had moved to a different pool, taken all of their friends with […]

 Posted by on 28 May 2022 at 6:00 pm
May 162022
Fingringhoe Wick Trip Report

Eleven of the group met at this Essex Wildlife Trust reserve on the River Colne.  After several windy days we were met beautiful sunny day with an almost cloudless sky.   This reserve has a mix of habitats including woodland, scrub, marsh and a relatively new intertidal area where the river wall was breached to allow […]

May 012022
Dawn Chorus 2022 trip report

Seventeen of us met up at 6am on 1st May at Cliffe church car park for our ‘dawn chorus’ walk on InternationalDawnChorusDay. To be honest, dawn was a bit earlier with sunrise at 5:30am but nevertheless as we walked down on Pickles Way we were soon surrounded by bird song. With blackbird, robin and wren […]

Apr 232022
Group Trip to Stodmarsh NNR

Despite fears of traffic chaos on the M2 , which turned out to be unfounded, 8 members of the group managed to arrive at Stodmarsh for our trip there. Our targets for the day were spring migrants in the woodland and reed beds, singing hopefully, and hobbies and marsh harriers overhead. The car park is […]

 Posted by on 23 April 2022 at 9:55 pm
Apr 072022
Dungeness Trip Report - 3rd April

Fourteen of us gathered at the Old Lighthouse, Dungeness, on a very cold but sunny and clear day.  We were met by Jack, one of the Dungeness National Nature Reserve wardens, who gave us a briefing on what we may see around the area and at the RSPB reserve. Making our way out to the […]

Mar 242022
Group Trip To Shellness - Sheppey

The sun was shining, but a very strong cold easterly wind was blowing, when 15 of us met at the car park midway between Leysdown and Shellness. On a rising tide, and with the strong wind whipping up the sea, it was difficult to see anything on it, at all. We started to make our […]

 Posted by on 24 March 2022 at 10:29 pm