Your recent sightings at Northward Hill
Your recent sightings
The Owls of the North Kent Marshes.
It has long been an ambition to see (or hear) all five species of Owl on the North Kent Marshes in a day. Today I was not too far off achieving that! I went to Bromhey Farm about 4pm to see if I was required to lock the Cliffe Pools car park gate ...Posted 05 Nov 2018 by Dr Hoo
Final final plastic clean-up at Cliffe on the North Kent Marshes.
A week or so ago it ocurred to me that the skip we nearly filled up on the 20th of October Clean-up still had room for a few more bags of plastic and having looked at the foreshore on the northern most tip of Cliffe Creek, there were still quite a...Posted 02 Nov 2018 by Dr Hoo
Red list and yellow butterflies.
Still plenty of the ever beautiful Clouded Yellow butterflies around at Cliffe Pools RSPB, mainly along the seawall skirting the River Thames, witness this (abeit slightly out of focus) photo taken yesterday the 26th of October. The clouded yellow...Posted 28 Oct 2018 by Dr Hoo
Final River Thames Cliffe Plastic Clean-up of the year.
So today was the final River Thames/Cliffe plastic clean-up of the year, it about this time of year I determined to remove the disgracefull amount of plastic along the southern reaches of the mighty Thames from Cliffe Fort to Blythe Sands A journe...Posted 21 Oct 2018 by Dr Hoo
WeBS at RSPB Cliffe Pools, the count last weekend.
Here are the results of a Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) for last weekend:- Conoco Pool, Coot 840, Tufted Duck 92, Pochard 42, Little Grebe 12, Mallard 6, Gadwall 8, Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 3, Redshank 106, and Dunlin 63. Kingfisher Pools, Little Egret 3,...Posted 17 Oct 2018 by Dr Hoo
The Ivy Mining Bee.
This pretty little bee has been gracing the Ivy outside the office for the last week or so. They have been only recently described as a distinct species. Until then, they were confused with another species the very similar, the sea aster mining...Posted 18 Sep 2018 by Dr Hoo