Trip reports

Field Trip to Dungeness RSPB Reserve

Saturday, 11 May 2019

A dozen members met at the RSPB Visitor Centre at Dungeness Reserve. More...

Field Trip - Dawn Chorus at Stonelees KWT

Saturday, 4 May 2019

A cool northerly wind blew for the early starters attending our annual dawn chorus field trip; this time at Stonelees Reserve, adjacent to Pegwell Bay. More...

Field Trip to Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Seven members spent the first really chilly morning of the autumn at the Kent Wildlife Trust's reserve of Oare Marshes, just as the tide was turning to come in. More...

River Boat Birding

Friday, 3 August 2018

The river boat trip from Sandwich quay to Pegwell Bay and back was well attended with 57 people split between two boats. More...

Field Trip to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, East Sussex

Saturday, 30 June 2018

10 members met in the car-park at 10am to visit this 1149-acre Local Nature Reserve managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. More...

Field Trip to Blean RSPB Reserve, Canterbury

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Seven members met at 9 am for a walk in the woods. More...

A Field Trip to Blashford Lakes Reserve H & IWWT

Thursday, 8 March 2018

With the threat of the Beast from the East due to arrive on the date of our proposed outing we had little choice but to postpone our field trip planned for the 1st March until the 8th. The members travelling to Hampshire were rewarded with 69 birds species and 5 mammals. More...

Field Trip to Dungeness RSPB Reserve

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Nine members joined the first Group field trip of 2018 to RSPB Dungeness. A cold crisp drive over the marshes to Brenzett saw the tempurature plummet to -1c showing a beautiful hoar frost landscape. More...

Field Trip to Stodmarsh NNR

Saturday, 2 December 2017

After the strong winds and heavy rain experienced during the week Saturday turned out to be a calm and pleasant day. Four members attended and 53 bird species were seen. More...

A Field Trip to Stonelees KWT Reserve & Pegwell Bay - 'migration check'

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Although earlier weather forecasts indicated a wet morning, fortunately the rain held off until midday. With two Chiffchaff's showing in a bush as we arrived, hopes of a good morning's bird watching were high. More...

Members visit The Foreness Bird-watching Hide

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Seven members visited on a blustery morning with NNW winds of 34kph. Visibility was good and everyone was far from disappointed. More...

A Field Trip to Stonelees KWT Reserve & Pegwell Bay - 'migration check'

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Eight members attended this walk on a pleasant autumn morning. More...

Field Trip to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Thirteen trusty soles took part in this visit to part of the Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay SSSI. They drove themselves to the public car park, which is still free to use. More...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Nineteen excited members gathered on the hottest day of the year, so far! Everyone was anticipating a nightjar experience. More...

Field Trip to Bempton Cliffs RSPB

Monday, 12 June 2017

Seventeen members decided that they would like to visit one of the premier RSPB reserves - Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve, near Bridlington; this was not an official RSPB event. More...

Field Trip to Parc du Marquenterre, France.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Thirty-eight members enjoyed a wonderful warm day at the Parc du Marquenterre in France. This nature reserve was started by original owner Michel Jeanson in 1961 and since 1986 is managed by the French Coastal Conservancy. After 40yrs it has received more than 4 million visitors. More...

A Field Trip to Stonelees KWT Reserve & Pegwell Bay - 'migration check'

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Twelve members attended this event on an overcast day with just one shower whilst we were in the hide. More...

Field Trip to Blean RSPB Reserve Bossenden Wood entrance, Canterbury

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Thirty people attended on an overcast day with a SW wind of 25knots-and building; whilst rain clouds gathered! More...

Field Trip to Dungeness RSPB Reserve.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

RSPB Dungeness was the group's first field trip of 2017. It was overcast with sunny intervals and a light SW wind, so we were blessed with nice weather but unfortunately the birds were thin on the ground. More...

Field Trip to Foreness Point on 24th November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The weather conditions looked perfect for a good sea-watch; and so a party of keen birders was convened to visit the Foreness bird hide. More...

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Eleven members of the Thanet RSPB Group enjoyed a walk around this National Trust Farm at St Margaret's Bay. More...

Thursday, 13 October 2016

At last the first NE wind of the autumn peaking today with 25-27knots of wind. Fully expecting a good sea watch a few members gathered at short notice at Foreness point. More...

Field Trip to Samphire Hoe led by Brian Short

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Ten members attended this outing on a fine day with all members gaining life ticks of one kind or another! More...

A Field Trip to Foreness Point in conjunction with Thanet District Council led by Pete Findley

Thursday, 25 August 2016

This walk organised by the RSPB and Thanet DC took place on a fine morning, and was a chalk grassland walk for all wildlife not just birds. More...

Hen Harrier Day - 2016 at Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve

Saturday, 6 August 2016

With temperatures reaching 24C, four stalwart Thanet RSPB members joined several hundred birders gathered in the sun to attend Hen Harrier Day 2016. More...

Field Trip to Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

Saturday, 30 July 2016

When we left Thanet it was covered in dark threatening storm clouds, but by the time we reached Oare marshes the skies cleared in the light NW wind. More...

A Field Trip to Foreness Point in conjunction with Thanet District Council led by Pete Findley

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Twenty-five, members and TDC clients, attended this morning's walk with Dr Nikki Gammans, Project Officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust involved in the reintroduction of the short-haired bumblebee to Dungeness, in Kent. More...

An Evening Riverboat Trip to the Stour Estuary

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A dozen members gathered at 6pm on Sandwich Quay. Rain clouds were threatening to spoil the event, but we all enjoyed the species seen. More...

An Evening Field Trip to Church Wood RSPB Reserve led by Dave Ellingworth

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Fifteen members gathered at 8pm for this popular woodland walk. More...

Bird-watching Nature Walk - Foreness Point.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Some interesting species were seen on this walk. More...

Evening field Trip to Stodmarsh NNR led by Paul Hale.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Fourteen members gathered at 7pm for this evening walk as distant storm clouds gathered and there were reports of a little bittern; seen earlier in the day. More...

Field trip to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve led by Dave Ellingworth

Saturday, 4 June 2016

The eight members attending this event achieved a Mega-tick today! For the majority it was also a Life-tick! More...

Field Trip to Bonsai Bank Nature Reserve

Friday, 27 May 2016

Eight members enjoyed their walk to Bonsai Bank and were rewarded with good views of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly. More...

Field Trip to Bonsai Bank on the 14th May 2016 led by Heather Willis

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Eight members from the Group took part in today's walk to Bonsai Bank, in less than optimal weather. More...

RSPB Field Trip to Pegwell Bay & Stonelees led by Dave Ellingworth.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

On a fine day members enjoyed the walk which rewarded them with a red kite flying south at Pegwell and ring ouzels at Stonelees with much more. More...

Coach Trip to London Wetland Centre on 27th February 2016

Saturday, 27 February 2016

30 people attended this Coach Trip for a days birding at this Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust premier reserve and76 bird species were recorded. More...

Thanet RSPB Members visit Dungeness RSPB Reserve and Dungeness Bird Observatory

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Eighteen members visited this premier reserve on a day starting with drizzle but ending up sunny, with lifers for many! More...

Birding at Pegwell Bay & Stonelees on 28th November 2015.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

A dozen members joined the leaders for a walk and recorded fifty bird species. More...

Birding from the Foreness Hide on 21st November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

This autumn had, so far, failed to provide ideal conditions for a good sea-bird passage until on the 21st when the weather changed. More...

Birding from the Foreness Hide - 7th November 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Twenty-one of the Thanet RSPB Members enjoyed their visit to Foreness Point on a mild and dry morning. More...

Birding from the Foreness Hide on 26th August 2015

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Half a dozen members joined Brian Summerfield at the Foreness Bird Hide on a warm autumn morning with a light ENE breeze: thirty bird species were seen. More...

North Goodwin Sands and the Thanet Windfarm.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Eleven members enjoyed a pleasant morning offshore today in full sunshine and just a light west wind. More...

Thanet RSPB Riverboat trip to the Stour Estuary from Sandwich Quay.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

27 Thanet RSPB Members boarded two boats at 7pm for a bird-filled cruise to the Stour Estuary. 43 species were seen in total. More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Several groups from the Thanet RSPB have visited this reserve in the last two weeks. More...

Field Trip and orchid walk to Bonsai Bank

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Eleven members of the Thanet RSPB Group enjoyed a walk in the woods and saw seven species of orchid. More...

Thanet RSPB Group Field Trip to Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Sixteen members of the group had a splendid morning visiting this site to see newly arrived migrants. More...

Thanet RSPB Field Trip to Stodmarsh NNR

Saturday, 28 March 2015

The weather remained dry on an unpromising day when eleven members of the Thanet RSPB Group visited Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve. More...

Thanet RSPB Group Field Trip to Seaton Lake

Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Thanet RSPB visited Seaton Lake and it proved to me the most popular field trip of the winter. More...

Dungeness RSPB trip on 31st January 2015

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Thanet RSPB Group Members enjoyed a day in the field catching up on winter duck and some of the other species to be found at this premier reserve. More...

Members see Iberian Chiffchaff

Friday, 16 July 2010

This rarely seen species in Kent delighted us with good views and repeated song. More...

RSPB Afternoon Walk - Grove Ferry

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Our first walk of the year was at the Grove Ferry end of the Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve in the Stour Valley. More...