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.

September 2018

Mon
24

Indoor Meeting with Edward Mayer

Location: Prebendal Hall Community Centre, Fowler Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 7QW
Postcode: HP19 7QW (Google map)

Life and Conservation of Swifts by Edward Mayer

This fascinating talk explores the world of the swifts that we see all to briefly during the summer,
their habits and the challenges they face and how we can help them.

All are welcome to our talks.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £3.00 for Group Members or £4.50 for non-members. This includes refreshments.

October 2018

Mon
15

Car trip to Tring Reservoirs

Location: Tring Reservoirs ,Hertfordshire.

Four bodies of water , Wilstone, Marsworth, Tringford and Startops make up Tring Reservoirs . They are part of the canal network supplying water to the Grand Union Canal. The largest is Wilstone Reservoir ,built in 1802 to feed the Wendover Canal Arm. Recognition of the reservoir's value for wildlife led to their being declared a national nature reserve in 1955. In 1987 they were redesignated a SSSI.

They contain a wide variety of wintering and breeding wetland birds and almost anything can turn up.
In Autumn, passage waders like sandpipers , greenshank and dunlin can appear if the numerous water levels are low, exposing the mud.

Car trip to Tring Reservoirs

We will start from Wilstone car park, the largest body of water which can hold good numbers of water birds, gulls etc , there can also be muddy areas good for passing waders.
Then we'll drive round to Marsworth and park on the road to Tring. From here the walk will take in the other three areas of water.

Contact car trip leader Jim Lawrence on 01844 273435 for details and to confirm that the trip is running, and for car sharing if needed.

Time: 10.30am in the Wilstone Reservoir car park

Price: The cost for car trips will be a share of the fuel consumed.

Booking essential

Mon
29

Indoor Meeting with Ashley Grove

Location: Prebendal Hall Community Centre, Fowler Road, Aylesbury, Bucks
Postcode: HP19 7QW (Google map)

"Shetland to Scilly -Birds of the British Isles " by Ashley Grove

We welcome Ashley , who is an experienced birdwatcher and photographer , for the first time to our group.
This talk will take us on a journey from Shetland to The Isles of Scilly with 130 birds along the way.

Visit Ashley's website - www.vp.ashleygrovewildimages.co.uk

All are welcome to our talks.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £3.00 for Group members or £4.50 for visitors. This includes refreshments.