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.

November 2018

Sun
25

Morning Walk

Location: Earlswood Lakes. Meet in the central car park off Malthouse Lane.

Bring walking or wellington boots

A walk around the lovely pools at Earlswood. Hopefully we will avoid the snow which led to last season's planned walk here being cancelled at short notice.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: A donation of £1 is requested

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

December 2018

Thu
6

Indoor Meeting

Location: Bentley Heath Community Hall, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull
Postcode: B93 3BQ (Google map)

A presentation by Kate MacRea entitled "Creating and filming your own wildlife haven"

Kate is a well known wildlife journalist, blogger and consultant. She was a teacher for many years and has appeared on TV on a number of occasions including Autumnwatch, Springwatch, Countryfile and Gardeners' World

This evenings event is kindly sponsored by Whale Tankers in memory of Brian Newsome

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.50, non-members £4, children under 16 free, season tickets £17.50

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

January 2019

Wed
2

Morning Walk at Brueton Park

Location: Brueton Park. Meet in the car park.

A gentle stroll around this very pleasant park. We will hope to walk around the wildlife area so wellington boots are recommended as this area can get very wet. The park is home to a good range of birds and with luck there may well be goosander on the pool.
After the walk we will visit the Parkridge Centre for coffee or hot chocolate!

Time: 10.00 am

Price: A donation of £1 is requested

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

Thu
3

Photography evening

Location: Bentley Heath Community Hall, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull
Postcode: B93 3BQ (Google map)

Ashley Grove will show entries to our photographic competition and give a short presentation entitled "Taking those photographic opportunities"
See our summer 2018 newsletter for full details of how to enter our competition or phone us. (see below)

This evening's event is kindly sponsored by "The Garden Birdlovers"

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.50, non-members £4, children under 16 free.

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

February 2019

Thu
7

Evening Meeting

Location: Bentley Heath Community Hall, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull.
Postcode: B93 3BQ (Google map)

A presentation by Tony Green entitled "Zambia Safari Snippets". Tony is the leader of the Sutton Coldfield RSPB Local group, has lived in Africa and still visits there often.

Our talk tonight is kindly sponsored by "Birdzone" in memory of Harry Howell

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.50, non-members £4, children under 16 free.

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

Tue
12

Morning walk at Ladywalk

Location: Ladywalk (WMBC) Reserve at Ham's Hall near Coleshill

Meet in the reserve car park at 10.00 am and bring sturdy footwear.

Phone or e-mail for directions to the reserve

A morning walk at the West Midlands Bird Club's reserve at Ladywalk, near Coleshill.

We are grateful to the WMBC for allowing us to visit this super site

Time: 10.00 am

Price: £3 entrance fee for non-WMBC members and a donation of £1 is requested

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

March 2019

Thu
7

Evening meeting

Location: Bentley Heath Community Hall, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull.
Postcode: B93 3BQ (Google map)

A presentation by Ashley Grove entitled "Sri Lanka"

A welcome second evening of our season with our own Ashley Grove. This time he will be extolling the virtues of the beautiful island of Sri Lanka and undoubtedly showing us some amazing pictures of the island's birds and other wildlife.
Our evening is kindly sponsored by Ashley's company - Experience Nature

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.50, non-members £4, children under 16 free

Telephone: 01217073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

Fri
22

Morning walk at Arrow Valley Country Park

Location: Meet in the main car park for the Country Park off Battens Drive, Redditch

A morning walk at Arrow Valley country Park in Redditch. There is usually plenty of wildfowl on the lake here and by late March some resident birds will have started nesting.
The paths here are generally well surfaced.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: A donation of £1 is requested

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

April 2019

Thu
4

Evening Meeting

Location: Bentley Heath Community Hall, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull
Postcode: B93 3BQ (Google map)

A talk entitled "Shropshire's Magnificent Peregrines"

Our speaker is Jim Almond. Jim has spoken to us at least twice before and is an excellent photographer and naturalist. It is a great pleasure to welcome him back.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.50, non-members £4. children under 16 free

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net

Thu
25

Morning Walk at Bubbenhall Woods and Meadows

Location: Meet in the reserve car park. This is some way down Paget's Lane. Paget's Lane is off the A455- approx. 200 metres west of the entrance to Ryton Pools Country Park.
Postcode: CV8 3BJ (Google map)

A morning walk at the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Bubbenhall Woods and Meadows. near Coventry

Time: 10.00 am

Price: A donation of £1 is requested

Telephone: 0121 7073101

E-mail: johnbirder@care4free.net