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  • Medway local group celebration of Nightingale Walks dates and venues.

  • National evening of celebration of Nightingales:- Lodge Hill, Tuesday 24th of April 2018.

    Listen too, then help save the nightingales of Lodge Hill The song of the nightingale, surely too precious to lose from its most important home? Come and join us for a walk at Berry Court Woods, Lodge Hill, Chattenden, Kent...
  • Threat to SSSI at Lodge Hill.

    The anticipated Medway Local Plan Development Strategy was made public on Friday and disappointingly, but not unsurprisingly the development of a revised 2,000 houses directly on and immediately next to the SSSI at the deserted army camp at Lodge Hill...
  • Volunteers required for exciting new RSPB reserve.

  • The North wind.

    The North wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will poor Robin do then, Poor thing! Go into gardens and find plenty of seeds, fruits and fat balls etc as there aren't so many barns around these days! It is so important to...
  • RSPB Medway Group March Talk.

  • Thames Big Plastic Clean-up Day finally arrives

    Just a reminder of what was there and is now safely bagged and skipped for 100% recycling. Here is the email of thanks, I sent out to the volunteers. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to filling that huge container/skip with...
  • Thames Plastic Clean-up, latest brief.

    Brief for the day Basically we decided that the problem was too urgent to leave until May especially as this was likely not be a one off; we looked at the tides for the weekends and chose Saturday the 24 th of February 2018 as the weekend tide was...
  • Article by Bill Oddie

    This was sent to a Hoo resident recently with permission to use where-ever considered appropriate, so I thought I would pinch it for the blog. I moved to London in the early 1960's. I bought a book called Birds of The North Kent Marshes. As...
  • A new threat to Lodge Hill.

    There is a new threat to the wildlife and Nightingales of the old Army camp at Lodge Hill in Chattenden, Kent even if Medway Council doesn't get permmission to build on the SSSI site, this is described by Adrian Thomas, the RSPBs Campaign Manager...
  • Message from Adrian Thomas re Lodge Hill latest.

  • Cliffe Thames Plastic Clean up.

    Here is the poster for the above event please feel free to copy and post wherever it is felt necessary.
  • A beautiful if unwelcome visitor.

    Seen this morning at Northward Hill RSPB spotted and photographed by Dougie Wright. With it's long brush this animal is a familiar sight to most, nearly a metre long, it is a widespread carnivore, its colour can vary considerably from foxey red...
  • River Thames Plastic Clean-up.

    Just to clarify the above event it will now take place on the 24th of FEBRUARY 2018.
  • WeBS Count for Northward Hill RSPB Reserve.

    Here are the results of this weeks count by Will and Ruby the Wardens:- Mute Swan 2, Greylag Goose 7, Wigeon 250, Teal 52, Mallard 22, Pochard 6, Tufted Duck 9, Grey Heron 7, Coot 53, Lapwing 200, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1.
  • WeBS count Nor Marsh.

    Wetland Bird Survey for RSPB Nor Marsh in the Medway Estuary this week was as follows:- Shelduck 278, Wigeon 35, Teal 163, Mallard 12, Pintail 19, Shoveller 178, Avocet 2, Oystercatcher 113, Lapwing 12, Ringed Plover 4, Black-tailed Godwit 500, Dunlin...
  • Wetland Bird Survey for this month.

    Murray Orchard did a count this week at RSPB Cliffe Pools this week and here are his results:- 08:30 to 15:15, Overcast, cold, calm with light rain from 10.00, increasing later with snow early pm, then drier before heavier rain from 15.00. Breeze...
  • Get involved.

    Yes it's that time of year again! Amazing how quickly it comes round every year. Settle down with a cuppa and count the birds in your garden over a one hour period then put the results onto the RSPB website, google RSPB BGBW for more details how...
  • Beautiful sunrise at Cliffe RSPB.

    A lovely picture of a sunrise at Cliffe from this morning by Rob Budgen, sunrise this morning was 07.54 and he lives in South West London! Now there's dedication for you.
  • Medway Local Group next indoor meeting 20/02/2018

  • Brilliant photo of sunset over Cliffe Pools.

    What a fantastic photo by Hugh Russell of the fading sunlight at RSPB Cliffe Pools.
  • Safeguarding on RSPB reserves in Kent.

    Yesterday six of us attended a training session at RSPB Rainham to be instructed in the rules and protocols of dealing with young and vulnerable people we may encounter in whatever our roles may throw us in contact with, be they visitors, staff or volunteers...
  • Thames Plastic Clean-up.

    So things have moved from last weeks' blog, which I thought I had published but obviously not, so I apologise for that straight away. Norse are keen to get involved as you can see from my previous posting, now we have Medway Council, Medway Swale...
  • The Big Plastic Clean-up.

    I have for sometime had it in my mind to clean up the River Thames foreshore from RSPB Cliffe Pools to the disused jetty at Lower Hope Point of the washed up plastic, but the task was enormous so much had accumulated over the months if not years, resulting...
  • Great winter images.

    Enjoy these fanatstic photos by Rob Budgen, taken today at RSPB Cliffe Pools. Bewicks' Swans, also known as Tundra Swans, Corn Buntings and a fox who Rob says they must have modelled Basil Brush on!!! ...