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October 2021

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Free Guided Walk with Nature on Sunday 24 October at Stodmarsh and Grove Ferry

Free Guided Walk with Nature on Sunday 24 October at Stodmarsh and Grove Ferry

Free Walk with Nature on Sunday 24 October at Stodmarsh and Grove Ferry. Organised and lead by the RSPB Medway Local Group.

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Meet in the car park at the Stodmarsh where there are toilets. There is an optional parking charge paid using the RingGo app, and a charity box. We may decide to walk or drive round to Grove Ferry later. There is a charge for parking in the council run carpark. There are plenty of hides, which have been updated.

A new time of year for this walk but it's a delightful place to be in any month and there is always something to see

On our walks, everyone is welcome and help is always on hand with identification. If the weather forecast is inclement follow us on: -

https://www.facebook.com/rspbmedway/ or please go to www.rspb.org.uk/groups/medway

or field trips organiser Warren Mann
Medwayrspb-leader@virginmedia.com
07845 484 754

to confirm that the field trip is going ahead.

Walks take place throughout the year in different weather conditions and over many varied terrains. Please ensure therefore that you have suitable clothing and footwear for the occasion.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Free Guided Walk with Nature on Wednesday 20 October at Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

Free Guided Walk with Nature on Wednesday 20 October at Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

Free Walk with Nature on Wednesday 20 October at Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve. Organised and lead by the RSPB Medway Local Group.

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Meet in the reserve car park off Salt Lane. There are no facilities here.

A few years ago, Cliffe was the centre of attention for the birding fraternity with the confirmed breeding by black-winged stilts and a surprise visit by a rare marsh sandpiper. What will we find this time?

On our walks, everyone is welcome and help is always on hand with identification. If the weather forecast is inclement follow us on: -

https://www.facebook.com/rspbmedway/ or please go to www.rspb.org.uk/groups/medway

or Walk Leader: Warren Mann
Medwayrspb-leader@virginmedia.com
07845 484 754

to confirm that the field trip is going ahead.

Walks take place throughout the year in different weather conditions and over many varied terrains. Please ensure therefore that you have suitable clothing and footwear for the occasion.

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

October Illustrated Talk by Chris Collins - New Zealand, Subantarctic Islands and Ross Sea.

October Illustrated Talk by Chris Collins - New Zealand, Subantarctic Islands and Ross Sea.

October Illustrated Talk by Chris Collins - New Zealand, Subantarctic Islands and Ross Sea.

Chris is a freelance ornithologist and for the last 15 years has been working on a wide range of bird and wildlife-related projects around the world. Most of this involves guiding groups of birders and wildlife enthusiasts.

This will be his second visit to Medway LG and this time he will be talking about the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands. These islands hold more penguins than anywhere else on the planet.

Chris's presentation to the RSPB Medway Local Group is titled NEW ZEALAND, SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS AND ROSS SEA and will be his second visit to the Group. These islands hold more penguins than anywhere else on the planet.

The presentation, which is open to non-members, will take place on Tuesday 19 October at
Parkwood Green Community Centre, Gillingham. ME8 9PN. 7.30pm - 9.45pm. Doors open 7.00pm. Everyone welcome. Entry, pay at door, £3.50 each for members and £4.00 each for non-members. Including tea, coffee or squash during the interval.

For more www.rspb.org.uk/groups/medway or https://www.facebook.com/rspbmedway/
or email medwayrspb.talks@gmail.com

Des & Carol Felix
Publications
RSPB Medway Local Group

Thursday, 7 October 2021

October Monthly Zoom Talk Mary Braddock - Life on a Volcano

October Monthly Zoom Talk Mary Braddock - Life on a Volcano

October Monthly Zoom Talk Mary Braddock - Life on a Volcano

Mary Braddock has been involved with the RSPB for more than 25 years and is currently working with Farnham and Hazeley reserves to support the management and work on precious heathland. She has been giving talks for about 14 years.

Life on a Volcano is a wildlife tour through the fascinating landscape of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. This enigmatic place draws you by the power of the scenery, mammals and birdlife.

Mary's talk using Zoom - Life on a Volcano - hosted by the RSPB Maidstone Local Group and shared with the RSPB Medway Local Group, will take place on Thursday 7 October: -

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

7.30 pm: Mary's begins the talk.

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

There is normally an opportunity at the end of the talk to ask the speaker questions.

There will be a charge of £3 per person for each talk.

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

This presentation is being made available to non-members under the same payment conditions. Non-members will have to send their 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

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Free Walk with Nature on Sunday 3 October Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. Organised and lead by the RSPB Medway Local Group.

Free Walk with Nature on Sunday 3 October Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. Organised and lead by the RSPB Medway Local Group.

Free Walk with Nature on Sunday 3 October Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. Organised and lead by the RSPB Medway Local Group.

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On arrival at Sandwich Bay Estate toll booth please advise the attendant that you are visiting the Observatory and you should only be charged a nominal £1.

There will be a suggested donation of £2 per head for SBBOT.


We always get a warm welcome from the staff and volunteers at the Observatory, where there are full facilities. It is an excellent place to be with migration in full swing. Hopefully, the weather will be suitable for ringing, and we may find something exciting in the mist nets as we watch the ringers at work. We will also visit the Elms Copse and the revamped and greatly extended Restharrow Scrape, as well as doing a sea watch.


On our walks, everyone is welcome and help is always on hand with identification. If the weather forecast is inclement follow us on: -

https://www.facebook.com/rspbmedway/ or please go to www.rspb.org.uk/groups/medway

or Walk Leader: Richard Hanman
r.hanman1970@hotmail.co.uk
07785 707 797

Walks take place throughout the year in different weather conditions and over many varied terrains. Please ensure therefore that you have suitable clothing and footwear for the occasion.