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APRIL MEETING - THE PLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE

Monday, 30 March 2015

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE APRIL INDOOR MEETING AT OTFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL WILL BE ON THE 9TH APRIL. More...

Jonathan Forgham - The walk to Hel: a 50 mile walk to Hel on the Baltic coast in Poland

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Jonathan Forgham is a lifelong birdwatcher and natural historian. On his way to the Sevenoaks RSPB Local members' Group he called in at Elmley nature reserve, and captured some startling images of a weasel attacking a heron which eventually got tired of the tactics, picked up the weasel, dunked it under water then swallowed it. Many national newspapers picked up on the story, but Group members were first to see the images from the back of his camera! More...

Brian Nobbs - Birdwatching in Trinidad, Tobago & St. Lucia

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Trinidad & Tobago are the southernmost pair of islands in the Caribbean and comprise one of the world's smallest states. Trinidad was once part of the South American mainland and sits on the continental shelf, now 7 miles off the Venezuelan coast. As you would expect, the birds are typically South American, and some wetland birds like the impressive Scarlet Ibis commute from their feeding grounds in the Orinoco delta to roost in the mangroves of the Caroni Swamp, providing a spectacular sight. Tobago is 19 miles NE of Trinidad and is part of a sunken mountain chain, related to the continent. St. Lucia is a volcanic island, part of the Lesser Antilles chain, which all originated as submarine volcanoes. More...

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Riverside Country Park - report by Nick Barlow

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A fascinating and rather beautiful ever changing landscape, looking over the Medway estuary towards the Isle of Grain as the tide came in. We had a very enjoyable day with clear skies and lucky to be largely sheltered from a cold SE breeze; lots of birds though only 36 species. More...

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