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RSPB Medway Local Group 2019 Events Calendar

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

View, download or print a handy pocket guide showing all our Indoor and Outdoor Events for 2019. More...

January Bird of the Month - Bewick's Swan

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

The smallest of the Tundra swans was named by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), the British engraver and natural history author. Read on for more information, download the attached ID guide or click on the link to watch the RSPB video. More...

December Bird of the Month - Red-breasted Merganser

Saturday, 1 December 2018

The red-breasted merganser is a diving duck the size of a mallard and as its scientific name suggests belongs to the group known as sawbills. In flight this duck appears both long-bodied and long-necked. More...

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RSPB Dungeness (Leader Peter Saville)

Sunday, 6 January 2019

I arrived at the ARC Pit just before 7am to see the Bewick swans before they left for their feeding grounds the other side of Lydd. Sue and Steve arrived shortly after. We had good views of the swans. I counted 30 birds in the flock until 7.30 am when, after a lot of their distinct, calls they flew off in two groups. We continued birding until 8.45 am when I walked back to meet the group. 19 members had arrived including Terry and his partner Louis who had driven down from Suffolk. A new lady who had seen the walk on our website also joined the party. More...

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