Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

April 2018

Wed
25

Walk around Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross

Location: We meet at the very end of Long Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire at 10 am.
Latitude/longitude: 51.63551,-0.50329 (Google map)

A gentle walk around Woodoaks Farm, looking at birds and other wildlife. This walk is usually good for raptors and typical farmland birds. This walk is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, twelve months of the year. We are a friendly group who enjoy birding and good company and newcomers and beginners are very welcome. There is no charge to join us and there are no membership requirements.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free - everyone welcome!

Telephone: 020 8907 3513

E-mail: imjpinrspb@gmail.com

May 2018

Wed
2

Dawn Chorus and Wildlife walk at Cassiobury Park, Watford

Location: We meet in the car park at the end of Gade Avenue, Watford, at 10 am. The car park only opens at 6 am so for the Dawn Chorus walk park in Gade Avenue - park on the east side of the road (right-hand side as you approach the car park) as there is no morning parking on the west side.
Latitude/longitude: 51.659594,-0.422146 (Google map)

Join us for a gentle walk around Cassiobury Park Nature Reserve, looking for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month of the year. It is free to join in and there are no membership requirements.
This month, in addition to our regular walk starting at 10 am, we have a DAWN CHORUS walk starting at 5.00 am!

Time: 5 am and 10 am

Price: Free - Everyone welcome!

Telephone: 020 8907 3513

E-mail: imnme@btinternet.com

Sun
6

Little Paxton - a guided walk.

Location: Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats covering 78 hectares of lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub and woodland, situated in the Great Ouse valley between St Neots and Huntingdon. The Reserve is famous for its nightingales and cormorants, and is host to a wide variety of other birds, insects, mammals and flora. There is a visitor centre with café and toilets.
Latitude/longitude: 52.25166,-0.25020 (Google map)

This is an all-day walk at this fabulous reserve, which is at its best in Spring. We've never failed to see Nightingale and their song can be heard over large parts of the reserve. The variety and abundance of warblers is usually impressive. Turtle dove is also a regular visitor but getting scarcer every year. Bring a packed-lunch or eat at the Reserve Café. As this is a more distant location, please call John Newson on 01895 637604 if the weather is bad in case the visit has been cancelled.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free - everyone welcome!

Telephone: 01895 637604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

Thu
10

AGM - followed by members' photos on the subject "Where I've been"

Location: The venue is Pinner Parish Church Hall, Top of the High Street, PINNER, HA5 3AA. Complimentary tea and biscuits will be served during the interval. We are a short walk from Pinner tube station. There is free parking (after 6:30pm) in the nearby Pinner Village Hall car park, Chapel Lane, HA5 1AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.594661,-0.379121 (Google map)

The RSPB Pinner Group AGM will be a brief affair. This will be followed by photographs from members on the subject "Where I've been".

Time: 8 pm

Price: Entry is free for everyone and includes tea and biscuits

Telephone: 07818 531299

E-mail: valwalker2@virginmedia.com

Sun
13

CANCELLED - Ruislip Woods Festival - CANCELLED!

Location: The event will take place near Bayhurst Woods, off Breakspear Road North
Latitude/longitude: 51.590015,-0.450688 (Google map)

This event has been CANCELLED due to the festival grounds and the car park being waterlogged with no prospect of them drying-out in time.
The Pinner & District RSPB Local Group will have a table at this year's event. Do come and support our publicity drive as we would like to see more people, especially families, getting out into our fantastic countryside to enjoy wildlife of all kinds. What better introduction than to join a friendly local organisation to help with support and encouragement.

Time: All day

Price: Free entry and car parking

Telephone: 020 8907 3513

E-mail: imjpinrspb@gmail.com

Sun
20

RSPB Pulborough Brooks

Location: RSPB Pulborough Brooks reserve, about 2˝ miles south-east of Pulborough village, on the west side of the A283. As this is a more distant location, please call John Newson on 01895 637604 if the weather is bad in case the visit has been cancelled.
Latitude/longitude: 50.93761,-0.49312 (Google map)

A spring outing to RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve in West Sussex. Pulborough Brooks is set in the sheltered Arun Valley within the South Downs National Park. The reserve comprises a wide variety of habitats overlooked by comfortable viewing hides.
There is a well equipped visitor centre with a café, toilets and a shop.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Reserve entry is £5. Free to RSPB members (bring your memberships cards). Entrance to the Visitor Centre is free.

Telephone: 01895 637 604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

June 2018

Sun
10

Birdwatching at Thursley Common

Location: Meet in the Moat car park, Elstead, on the minor road between Elstead and Thursley, Surrey. Grid Ref SU 899 416 (OS Map 186). Please note that the post-code GU8 6LW is only approximate for this location.
Latitude/longitude: 51.166690,-0.714857 (Google map)

This is an evening walk at Thursley Common, meeting up at 6 pm. Target species are nightjar, Dartford warbler, woodlark, hobby falcon, stonechat, redstart and tree pipit. We suggest that you bring sandwiches and drinks as we will have dinner beside the lake. A pocket torch may be useful later. Don't forget your insect repellent!

Time: 6.00 pm

Price: Free - everyone welcome!

Telephone: 01895 637604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

July 2018

Sun
1

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Cross

Location: Meet in the Cornmill Meadows car park on the west side of the B194 Crooked Mile, opposite a small industrial estate (nearest postcode EN9 2ES).
Latitude/longitude: 51.695822,0.001291 (Google map)

This small reserve is renowned for its dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies which will be the principle attractions. There's a hide too, from which you can watch the Meadows' fascinating population of birds. The reserve is part of the Lee Valley Regional Park, renowned for its birdlife.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free - Everyone welcome!

Telephone: 01895 637604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com