We had a fantastic day on our ‘Explore Havergate Island’ trip last Saturday. Amazingly it was a lovely calm day in between a few blustery days.

The Hares were the most active I have seen them in a while – obviously gearing up for our upcoming Hare Events in March and April. We had at least 6 of the little chaps running in and around the gorsy area and were very accommodating to our visitors letting them get some great photos. Unfortunately my photo is not great – I only had my phone in my pocket.  

We also had 2 beautiful barn owls putting on a show hunting along the seawalls and around the lagoons. All this in addition to a great array of waders and ducks on our lagoons.

All of our upcoming events are now on the website for you to book onto.

Explore Havergate Island – the first Saturday of every month (except May/June/ July). This is an unguided trip and a full day on the island.

Hare Events Weekends – 24/25 March and 14/15 April. These trips are guided and offer you the chance to spend a few hours learning a bit more about Havergate, having a look out onto some of its lagoons and of course, having a look for some hares! You will have knowledgeable guides with you who I am sure could tell you all you need to know about them.

Wildlife River Trips – We are running one wildlife river trip a month from March until September. On this trip you can enjoy a relaxed boat ride around Havergate finally stopping on Havergate for a brief (approx. 40 mins) stop looking out onto the lagoons up the North end of the island. Depending on the time of year you choose to go we would hope to see an array of wildlife and if we are lucky, the beginnings of a lovely sunset on the way back to the quay.

Capturing First Light on Havergate – This is the first year we are running this event. It is a more exclusive chance to get out onto Havergate early and capture it waking up as the sun rises. We will take you over to the island as soon as it starts getting light, so you will be able to see its wildlife when it is most active. We will return you to the quay soon after 1pm. This is a self guided morning but experienced wildlife photographer guides will be present if needed to help you get those perfect shots.

All of our events are now listed on our website rspb.org.uk/havergateisland.