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.

October 2019

Tue
29

THE DEVIL'S SPITTLEFUL

Location: Meet at the Blackstone Picnic site car park located between Stourport and Bewdley off the A456.
Grid Ref: SO797743
Postcode: DY12 1PU (Google map)

A morning walk led by Phil Bottom around one of the few remaining areas of lowland heath in Worcestershire. The paths are well defined and terrain is fairly level making for easy walking.

Time: 9.30am

Price: free, donation to RSPB welcome

Telephone: 07771 848700

E-mail: vanessa.chapllin@yahoo.co.uk

November 2019

Sat
9

WWT LANELLI WETLAND CENTRE

Location: Lanelli

A 450 acre mosaic of lakes, scrapes, pools, streams and lagoons adjoining the salt marshes and shore of the scenic Burry Inlet. Tens of thousand of migratory birds visit every year; regular species include black-tailed godwit, greenshank, curlew, pintail, shelduck, shoveler, snipe, teal and little egret.

FACILITIES: Visitor centre, cafe, shop, toilets. Three hides and several viewing screens. BRING WWT MEMBERSHIP CARD TO ENSURE FREE ENTRY. For non-members an admission fee will be payable on the day (see trip sheet for details). Leave approx. 16.30pm for home.

Time: Pick-up: Worcester 7am junction Malvern & Hanbury Park roads. Malvern 7.20am Priory Rd car park

Price: £25

Booking essential

Telephone: 01684 575541

E-mail: a-chisholm@tiscali.co.uk

Sat
16

ROSS-ON-WYE

Location: Meet at Homs Road car park, Ross-on-Wye. Grid Ref: SO598245

Nick Hopkinson's March walk was unfortunately cancelled due to flooding and so he has kindly agreed to put it in the programme for November. He will lead this easy morning walk in the Ross-on-Wye/Brampton area following the River Wye and the trackbed of the old Gloucester to Hereford railway line.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free, donations to RSPB welcome

Telephone: 07771 848700

E-mail: vanessa.chaplin@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
16

THE WORK OF THE VALE WILDLIFE CENTRE & REHABILITATION CENTRE

Location: Powick Village Hall just off the A449 Worcester to Malvern road
Postcode: WR2 4RT (Google map)

This presentation will cover how the Vale began in the back garden of an ordinary semi in 1984, the casualties treated, the in juries commonly seen and the facilities of the hospital, plus some information about their fund-raising.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £2,50, students £1 and children free

Telephone: 01527 328238

E-mail: annvball@yahoo.co.uk

December 2019

Sat
7

SANDWELL VALLEY RSPB RESERVE

Location: Either go direct to the reserve or meet up at 9 am at our usual place at the junction of Hanbury Park /Malvern Road, Worcester. Sorry, a lift cannot be guaranteed but we will try to fit everyone in.

The walk leader will be Vanessa Chaplin but people are free to wander round independently, meeting together at 12.30pm for the journey home.

At Sandwell there is a hide overlooking the lake, a bird feeding station, flat walks on good paths and a visitor centre where you can get a hot drink, plus toilets

Time: 9 am

Price: free, donation to RSPB welcome

Telephone: 07771848700

E-mail: vanessa.chaplin@yahoo.co.uk

Wed
11

MAMMAL WATCHING IN EUROPE

Location: Powick Village Hall, just off the A449 Worcester to Malvern road.
Postcode: WR2 4RT (Google map)

A talk with slides given by Tom Mabbett who is a tour leader and expert naturalist for Naturetrek. The talk is designed to be highly informative and enjoyable and will not be commercially angled.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £2.50, students £1, children free

Telephone: 01527 328238

E-mail: annvball@yahoo.co.uk

January 2020

Wed
8

BIRDING IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

Location: Powick Village Hall just off the A449 Worcester to Malvern road.
Postcode: WR2 4RT (Google map)

A welcome return by Neil Glenn who will tell us about wildlife in this harsh environment. Come and see where
'our' waders breed and where they mix with sought- after specialities like the great grey owl and gyrfalcon.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £2.50, students £1, children free

Telephone: 01527 328238

E-mail: annvball@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
11

RSPB MIDDLETON LAKES

Location: Middleton Lakes

A beautiful and tranquil mosaic of wetlands, meadow and woodland in the heart of the River Tame valley. As well as grey herons, kingfishers and lapwings, there is a chance we may see water rails or wintering bitterns on the reedbed fringes. We may also be treated to an impressive starling roost at the end of the day.

FACILITIES: Toilets and cafe serving hot and cold snacks and lunches in the courtyard of nearby Middleton Hall. One hide, three viewing platforms and three viewing screens. BRING YOUR RSPB CARD TO ENSURE FREE ENTRY.

Time: Pick-up: Malvern 8.10am Priory Rd car park. Worcester 8.30am junction Hanbury Park & Malvern roads.

Price: £16

Booking essential

Telephone: 01684 575541

E-mail: a-chisholm@tiscali.co.uk

Wed
22

SALWARPE/DROITWICH CANAL

Location: Meet and park at Salwarpe church. Grid Ref: SO875620

A 3 - 4 mile walk along the Droitwich canal led by Sandy Saunders looking for farmland and water birds, taking in Coney Meadow and perhaps some small detours along the way. The Churchfields cafe is nearby for a possible after-walk coffee or snack.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: free, donation to RSPB welcome

Telephone: 07771848700

E-mail: vanessa.chaplin@yahoo.co.uk