Events

We are always happy to see new faces (young and not so young) on our friendly, easy-paced walks. Advice is always on hand with identifying birds, flowers, butterflies and other wildlife. Many of the walks are suitable for the whole family and the less-abled. Walks typically last 3-4 hours and are conducted at a leisurely pace. We recommend bringing a packed lunch with you so that you can enjoy light refreshments during or after the walk. Please remember to bring your RSPB membership card with you to gain free entry to RSPB reserves (otherwise a nominal fee will be charged by the reserve). Occasionally a walk may have to be cancelled at short notice because of adverse weather conditions. If you have any questions regarding the walks then please contact the walk leader or Sue Carter (medwayrspb.walk@btinternet.com or 01795 427 854) in advance.

June 2021

Sun
27

RSPB BROADWATER WARREN

Location: RSPB Broadwater Warren
Postcode: TN3 9PJ (Google map)

Sunday 27 June
RSPB BROADWATER WARREN
TQ554372 (TN3 9PJ)
9.00 am
Leaders: Sue & Steve

A delightful reserve with special birds such as tree pipit, woodlark and yellowhammer. Butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies also abound.

Meet in the reserve car park which is accessed on the left along Broadwater Forest Lane.

Please note that there are no facilities or shelter here and there are some steep steps to negotiate too.

Assuming timings proposed in Government Road Map are unchanged.
Regulations per Stage four of Government Road Map should be followed.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free

July 2021

Sat
3

NIGHTJAR WATCH - EVENING WALK

Location: Nightjar watch

Saturday 3 July
NIGHTJAR WATCH - EVENING WALK .

Location and time to be announced during the week before to find the venue this year.
Contact Trevor Hatton on 07709 925 613

There is a good chance of hearing and hopefully seeing nightjar, tree pipit and woodcock too.

Assuming timings proposed in Government Road Map are unchanged.
Regulations per Stage four of Government Road Map should be followed.

Depending on the decisions made by the Government it is hoped that our original published programme for 2021 can then be followed.

Published programme for 2021 then to be followed.

See us on

www.rspb.org.uk/groups/medway

or

https://www.facebook.com/rspbmedway/


and perhaps visit us on our Facebook Public Group "RSPB Medway Local Group -Wildlife and Nature"



Time: Evening

Price: Free

Telephone: 07709 925 613

August 2021

Thu
19

August Virtual (Zoom) Illustrated Talk by Keith Benton - Birds of the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Location: Home

August Virtual (Zoom) Illustrated Talk by Keith Benton - Birds of the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Keith Betton will share his experiences of watching birds in The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica - for example sitting in a colony of 200,000 King Penguins! A well-travelled ornithologist with over 8500 species to his credit, Keith is also an author and broadcaster on birds, and a former Trustee of both the RSPB and the BTO and he is Vice President of the latter.

Keith's virtual presentation - Birds of the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica - hosted by the RSPB Maidstone Local Group and shared with the RSPB Medway Local Group, will take place on Thursday 19 August using Zoom: -

7.15 pm: Meeting live - you can join the meeting, followed by Introduction and Group notices.

7.30 pm: Keith begins the talk.

The talk is split into two parts of 30 minutes, allowing at 15-minute break at approx. 8.00 pm.

Members of The RSPB Medway Local Group will be sent the registration link automatically.

This presentation is being made available FREE to non-members on a first-come-first-serve basis, but you will have to send us your name and email address to MedwayRSPB_descar@btinternet.com, so that we can send you the registration link.

Des & Carol Felix
Publications
RSPB Medway Local Group

Time: 7.15 pm

Price: Free

Booking essential