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September 2021

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Free Walk with Nature on Sunday 26 September at St Margarets Bay and Bockhill. Organised and lead by the RSPB Medway Local Group

Free Walk with Nature on Sunday 26 September at St Margarets Bay and Bockhill. Organised and lead by the RSPB Medway Local Group

Free Walk with Nature on Sunday 26 September at St Margarets Bay and Bockhill. Organised and lead by the RSPB Medway Local Group.

TR373452 (CT15 6DT) 9.00 am

Take the A2 towards Dover turning left onto the A258 towards Deal, then 1st right onto the B2058.
Turn right at the T-junction and proceed through St. Margaret's (toilets are in the car park on the right). At the top of the hill turn left into Glanville Road and continue to the end.

With the English Channel only 22 miles wide at this point, this area is a noted migration hotspot. We will look for wryneck, ring ouzel, buntings and warblers around the fields and in the copses.

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.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

September Illustrated Talk by Kevin Thornton - Birding in The Southern Medway

September Illustrated Talk by Kevin Thornton - Birding in The Southern Medway

Since 2013, almost daily, Kevin has been out on the southern shoreline studying how internationally important numbers of wildfowl and waders use our estuary's waters, mudflats and islands, through a tidal cycle. The talk will touch on his findings, but the main focus is about passing on his tips and tricks for getting the very best out of any visit to the estuary. From St Mary's island at the head of the estuary, round to the mouth at Sheerness and out into the deep water channel beyond. Kevin will take us through the highlights of a typical year's birding available close to home.

Kevin's presentation to the RSPB Medway Local Group is titled BIRDING OF THE SOUTHERN MEDWAY.

The presentation, which is open to non-members, will take place on Tuesday 21 September at Parkwood Green Community Centre, Gillingham. ME8 9PN. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. 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, 2 September 2021

Birdseye Newsletter - September 2021

Birdseye Newsletter - September 2021

A big thank you to Des and Carol Felix as always for researching, collating, formatting and publishing another bumper-packed edition.

We are always on the lookout for new stories and articles to include in future editions, so if you have a story to share (with or without photos) then please send them to Medway_descar@btinternet.com by 23 October 2021.

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Thursday, 2 September 2021

September Talk via Zoom by Ian Barthorpe - RSPB Minsmere, A Home for Nature

"Ian Barthorpe, RSPB Minsmere Visitor Experience Officer will take a tour of RSPB Minsmere, the RSPB's flagship reserve on the Suffolk coast, a favourite venue for both the Medway and Maidstone groups. Explore the varied habitats, wildlife, visitor facilities and how this fantastic nature reserve is managed in order for it to be such a fantastic home for nature. Ian is the Visitor Experience Officer at the Minsmere Reserve

Simon Ginnaw"

Ian's virtual presentation - RSPB Minsmere, A Home for Nature - hosted by the RSPB Maidstone Local Group and shared with the RSPB Medway Local Group, will take place on Thursday 2 September using Zoom: -

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

7.30 pm: Ian 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 for this new series of talks 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 also 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