Wild Groombridge's Journal

March 28, 2021

Birdlife of Groombridge

Over 50 bird species have been seen and photographed in Groombridge - we still have a way to go as at RSPB Broadwater Warren they have reached a bird species count approaching 100.
Please keep the postings coming!

Posted on March 28, 2021 12:55 by wgbirder wgbirder | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Red Kite

Delighted to spot a Red Kite today (28 March 2021) over the road near Cherry Tree Farm - has anyone managed to get a good photo? - its not easy!
PS It's possible to post a sound file with your observations (from a PC) - our ambition this year is to record a blackcap and maybe even a nightingale!

Posted on March 28, 2021 12:43 by wgbirder wgbirder | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 08, 2021

Give us your dandelions!

The village is beginning to blossom - lesser celandines, dandelions, daisies, primroses are opening their flowers in our fields, gardens and hedges. They're all common species, so why bother recording them?

1 Because they're beautiful!
2 Because they're common now, but perhaps they won't always be - we need a baseline record.
3 Because we are interested in all the wildlife of Groombridge, rare or not.

Posted on March 08, 2021 09:51 by slow_walker slow_walker | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 05, 2021

Red kites at Cherry Gardens

A Red Kite was circling right over Cherry Gardens Farm Shop this afternoon. Sarah was too slow to get a photo - if you're quicker off the mark it would be great to see an observation here.

Posted on March 05, 2021 15:49 by slow_walker slow_walker | 0 comments | Leave a comment