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RSPB Medway Local Group 2020 Events Calendar

Thursday, 31 December 2020

View, download or print a handy pocket guide showing all our Indoor and Outdoor Events for 2020. More...

February Bird of the Month - White-fronted Goose

Saturday, 29 February 2020

There are two races of this "grey" goose, the adults of which have a striking white patch on the forehead which is visible at some distance. More...

Friday, 31 January 2020

This bird of the finch family is a scarce breeder, passage migrant, winter visitor and an occasional irruptive species. Sightings of this specialist feeder are dependent on good cone crops as crossbills are nomadic in their search for conifers such as Norway spruce and larch which have a healthy crop of seeds. More...

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RSPB Cliffe Pools (Leader Warren Mann)

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

On a pleasant morning fifteen birdwatchers assembled in the car park, including several newcomers to our walks, the result of Des Felix's publicity campaign on the Hoo peninsula. We heard and saw a few common species from the car park and along the track which leads up the side of the Crystal Pool, including dunnock, Cetti's warbler (both heard) and wren, chaffinch and great tit. We had been tipped off by Will Tofts, the Warden, that the islands on Crystal Pool would be cleared today which would drive off the birds, but fortunately we beat the brush cutters to it. We saw little grebe, mallard, tufted duck, pochard, gadwall, Canada and greylag geese, a solitary oystercatcher and a small flock of redshanks. There were the inevitable black-headed gulls and several herring gulls. Then we heard the distinctive call of a Mediterranean gull, which we saw as it flew over. We had a distant bird which was called as both a crow and a common buzzard, and eventually we invoked the two-bird theory and decided that they were both present. More...

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