Trip reports

Car Trip to RSPB Otmoor reserve 17TH May

Friday, 18 May 2018

A purrfect day More...

Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, Norfolk

Monday, 26 March 2018

Jewels in the trees and duels in the sky More...

Avocet wading in water

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Difficult weather made this weekend challenging. More...

Drake teal profile

Sunday, 24 December 2017

2 trips with 2 different outlooks More...

SLIMBRIDGE COACH TRIP Sunday 19th Nov

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

With friends from the Surbiton Birdwatching Club and WWT London, a brilliant day's birding was had at the WWT Slimbridge reserve. More...

Barn owl looking over its shoulder

Thursday, 26 October 2017

A very blustery day's birdwatching. More...

Male merlin perched on mossy hummock, Shetland Isles

Monday, 25 September 2017

Staines Reservoirs at their best More...

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A cool start that turned into a super morning More...

Minibus trip to Stodmarsh NNR Kent. 2nd April

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

With anticipation of early spring migration in sunny and warm weather More...

Short-eared owl sitting on the ground

Sunday, 19 March 2017

A very successful days birding on the Isle of Sheppey More...

Male green woodpecker feeding on ground

Saturday, 4 February 2017

A local birdwatching trip More...

Salisbury Plain minibus trip

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Success in the first moments More...

Chiffchaff standing on gorse

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Minibus trip to Fingrinhoe Wick More...

Adult male siskin on feeder

Saturday, 22 February 2014

2 days- 2 trips- 2 different scenerios. More...

A Semi Twitch

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Mini- Bus trips to Pagham and beyond More...

MINIBUS TRIPS TO LAKENHEATH

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

2 fabulous trips to Lakenheath, the star being the male Red-footed Falcon giving a stunning arial display More...

Cuckoo perched in tree

Sunday, 20 May 2012

A joint coach trip with the Surbiton Birdwatching Society. More...

Short-eared owl sitting on the ground

Sunday, 17 April 2011

A very successyful group weekend at Gibraltar Point Study Centre. More...

Marsh Harrier (female), close up of head

Thursday, 17 February 2011

High winds were a feature of both days making birdwatching very challenging. More...

COACH TRIP TO Keyhaven & Pennington Sun 26th September

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

This was a joint trip with the Surbiton Bird Club More...

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Two days of sunshine meant excellent birdwatching at Rye. More...

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

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Two successful trips to a superb reserve More...

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

Friday, 2 April 2010

An eye opening trip for a few of the group. More...

BULGARIA IN WINTER

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A superb trip was had by both groups despite being one of the hardest winters in Bulgaria's history with even the salt lakes freezing over. More...

Turtle dove

Monday, 18 May 2009

A mega tick day. More...

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

Thursday, 5 June 2008

2 days - 2 different outcomes More...

Male redstart perched on branch

Thursday, 1 May 2008

A mixed bag of a trip More...

Osprey in larch tree

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

This weekend is historically the time when the Osprey's return to Rutland. Will we be lucky to see them arrive! More...

Osprey in larch tree

Monday, 31 March 2008

For once we got it right as with planning and sheer good fortune, the Osprey's returned on time. More...

Short-eared owl sitting on the ground

Monday, 12 November 2007

A Purple patch of a trip More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

A bright warm day greeted group members for our walk around the Rye Meads reserve, along with the news that a pair of Kingfishers were busy excavating a nest hole in the artificial bank at t More...

Nene Washes Cambridgeshire reserve fenland fens meadow river wetland

Sunday, 20 May 2007

11 members joined me on a very long days birding in Cambridgeshire. 1st stop was Paxton Pits reserve, to be met by our guide Trevor Gunton, ex-head of International Affairs at the RSPB, who  More...

Chiffchaff standing on gorse

Monday, 30 April 2007

Saturday's trip started at Thatcham Marsh, where Sand Martins were making full use of the artificial bank. In the hedgerow, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff sang joyously from high More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

A fast run up to Mildenhall, thanks to Ray's extensive knowledge of the U.K's bypasses meant we could have a "civilised" loo stop and coffee break before moving on to Mayday Farm. Regrettabl More...

Marsh Harrier (female), close up of head

Monday, 12 February 2007

Saturday started off gloomy as persistant rain all the way down the A2 put a dampner on the day, until reaching Oare nature reserve and the rain finally stopped. Walking around the perimeter More...

Goldfinch on seed feeder

Monday, 15 January 2007

Following on from the excellent talk given by the warden of Rainham Marshes, Colin Bartholemew, group members went to visit this newly opened reserve on the outskirts of London.
What a t More...

Great spotted woodpecker on branch

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

18 people shrugged off the effects of New Years Eve to participate in our traditional New Years Day walk around Bushy Park to kick-start their yearlist.
Gathering at the Diana Fountain c More...

Chiffchaff standing on gorse

Monday, 16 October 2006

An early (ish) start found us arriving at Birling Gap car-park @ 9.30am, where a Whinchat greeted us, perched on the field perimeter wires along with a pair of Stonechats. Migration was in f More...