Trip reports

Dartford warbler perching on heather

Friday, 26 September 2014

A rather small, select group of us enjoyed a lovely day out at Hayling Island.... More...

Adult bittern wading in reedbed at Lee Valley Country Park

Monday, 13 January 2014

This trip came very close to having to be cancelled.... More...

Group visit to Norfolk (13th to 17th October 2013)

Friday, 25 October 2013

The Le Strange Arms Hotel in Old Hunstanton continues to prove an excellent venue for our regular visits to North Norfolk.... More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Monday, 29 April 2013

After a week of genuine Spring-like weather, albeit later than we've got used to.... More...

Coach/Boat Trip to Poole Harbour & Brownsea Island (Sun 13 Jan 13)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Despite a dreadful weather forecast of ice and possibly snow.... More...

Coach Outing to Lakenheath and Weeting - Sat 26th May 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Sadly, the turnout for this trip was relatively low: only 35 members enjoyed a gloriously sunny, but.... More...

Group trip to Somerset - Sunday 6 May to Thursday 10 May 2012

Sunday, 27 May 2012

A group of about 40 members set off for Somerset, with some trepidation.... More...

Wheatear in spring

Monday, 2 April 2012

Our coach with 47 passengers set off at 8 a.m. and reached Hengistbury Head shortly after.... More...

Adult whooper swans feeding in fields

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Forty-three members of the Group enjoyed a very pleasant day out at Welney overlooking the Ouse Marshes.... More...

Adult whooper swans feeding in fields

Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Le Strange Arms Hotel in Old Hunstanton continues to prove an excellent.... More...

Memories Of Our Brittany Trip by Novice Birders - 8 to 14 May 2011

Sunday, 19 June 2011

We were both looking forward to our Brittany trip for many different reasons.... More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Monday, 27 September 2010

Frequently, it seems, the South East is spared the worst of the weather.... More...

Ellins Tower and lighthouse, South STack Cliffs

Sunday, 18 July 2010

This really was a trouble-free, relaxed holiday.... More...

Reedbed and sea at Minsmere

Sunday, 18 July 2010

After an early start and trouble free journey, 42 members arrived at the Reserve .... More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The forecast promised driving rain and a chill north-easterly breeze . . . . More...

Coach Outing to Poole Harbour - Sunday 14th February 2010

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Did you see the colour of that squirrel?? More...

Coach Outing to Blashford Lakes - Saturday 23rd January 2010

Monday, 25 January 2010

For quite a few of the 44 members who took part in this trip, the Blashford Lakes reserve, run by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, was an unknown commodity.... More...

View over lagoon, Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A holiday in October has to be a treat and with good weather thrown in our trip to Norfolk did not disappoint.... More...

Group trip to Poland

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Wonderful birdwatching (187 species), too much good food, visits to Gdansk, Malbork castle, Warsaw. More...

Coach Trip to Abbotts Hall Farm and Abberton Reservoir (Sun 5 April 09)

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Fifty members took part in this hugely enjoyable outing hosted by the Essex Wildlife Trust. More...

View over flooded fields at the RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve

Friday, 2 January 2009

Visits to - Farlington Marshes, Titchfield Haven, Pulborough Brooks, West Wittering, Puttenham Common, Frensham Great Pond, Thorney Island, Barn Elms, Wraysbury and Staines reservoir. More...

Group Weekend on Portland (17th to 20th Oct 08)

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Black Redstart close enough to photograph! More...

Avocet wading in water

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Cliffe Pools is going from strength to strength! More...

Coach Outing to Lakenheath Fen & Weeting

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Golden orioles and stone curlews ... perhaps! More...

Coach Trip to Durlston and Arne

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Soggy but unbowed! More...

Coach Trip to Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Well worth a visit! More...

View across ponds on edge of Burrowes Pit, Dungeness RSPB reserve

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Smew and Slavonian Grebes galore! More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Norfolk never lets you down! (A brief report written by Alan Bowen) More...

Male bearded tit perching on Phragmites

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Where were those Bearded Tits he promised us?! (A brief report written by Roger Beck) More...

View across the pool and reedbed at the RSPB Lakenheath Fen nature reserve

Friday, 1 June 2007

The Brenne's many lakes are manmade, emptied at the end of every year to harvest the fish, and rely on rain to fill up over the winter. Fortunately, this year, there has been plenty of rain More...

Avocet wading in water

Sunday, 4 March 2007

On Saturday, the weather was beautiful. On Monday, the weather was reasonable. But on Sunday, 4th March, the weather was ... simply atrocious! Such a pity, really, as about 60 members of  More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Monday, 16 October 2006

We've just had a super weekend's birdwatching in Kent. We were very lucky with the weather - it was warm and sunny. I saw Elmley Marshes through different eyes. Usually, it's blowing a ga More...