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Day trip to Oare Marshes Nature Reserve, North Kent.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Oare Marshes is a special place with wide skies and views across the Swale to the Isle of Sheppey and down the coast to Whitstable. Of international importance for migratory, overwintering and breeding wetland birds, the reserve consists of grazing marsh (one of a few left in Kent) with freshwater dykes, open water scrapes, reedbed, saltmarsh and seawall. More...

The Selborne Society: Pioneers in Conservation

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Gilbert White, the author of 'The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne', published in 1789, was one of the greatest English naturalists. Our talk this month will be given by Andy Pedley from the Selborne Society. He will describe the society, its history, its link with Gilbert White and its role today. More...

Short report and bird list for our day trip to River Lee Country Park, 03.03 18.

Monday, 5 March 2018

By Saturday morning the 'Beast from the East' had retreated sufficiently to allow 10 hardy souls to make it to Cheshunt Station. Temperatures were (just) above freezing, the sky overcast and it was somewhat misty. The lakes were still frozen, and there was snow on the ground. Birding got off to a good start, as there was a little strip of open water on the far side of Friday Lake where a redhead smew was confined with a few other ducks and a great crested grebe. More...

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Coach trip to Rutland Water, May 20th

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The purpose of this trip was to see ospreys. In that we were entirely successful - it would be hard to fail at Rutland Water, particularly visiting the Lyndon Centre on the South Shore. But there is much else to see there, and this part of the reserve is much more compact, making it easier to get round. More...

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