Events

A full programme of Events covering Indoor Meetings and Field Trips near and far, is up and running - this page on website cannot display them all so please click through.

September 2018

Fri
14

FIELD TRIP - Slimbridge Safari (Private Charter)

Location: WWT Slimbridge Gloucestershire
Postcode: GL2 7BT (Google map)

A Friday visit, limited to 20 passengers (already fully booked) for a 2.5 hour guided trailer tour out to the wider reserve at Slimbridge WWT. Check with the leader for possible cancellations. Lunch and afternoon in the Slimbridge reserve.

Time: 9.00

Price: £15.00 BUT already over-subscribed

Booking essential

Telephone: 07744 4699575

E-mail: tpinckheard@homebath.ndo.co.uk

Wed
19

INDOOR MEETING - Antarctica: My journey to the Deep South - Prof. Michael Danson

Location: St Andrews Community Church Hawthorn Grove Combe Down Bath
Postcode: BA2 5QA (Google map)

Our first indoor event for season 2018/19 will be intriguing. If you don't know what Extremophile Research involves then come and hear Michael talk about his international collaboration with scientists in the coldest place on earth!

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Visitors £3.00, Local group members £2.00, accompanied children welcome and FREE

Telephone: 01225 428617

E-mail: linda@lindaadams.plus.com

October 2018

Wed
17

INDOOR MEETING - David Kjaer - Sandgrouse and Lammergeiers: an Iberian Adventure

Location: St Andrew's Community Church, Hawthorn Grove, Combe Down, Bath
Postcode: BA2 5QA (Google map)

Another adventure for our second indoor meeting!
David is one of our favourite speakers, so we look forward enormously to hearing what he has to say about his love of Sandgrouse and the awe inspired by Lammergeiers.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Members £2.00 Non-members £3.00 Accompanied children FREE

Telephone: 01225 428617

E-mail: linda@lindaadams.plus.com

Thu
18

FIELD TRIP - Marshfield, Shire Valley

Location: Marshfield near Tormarton. Park at Tormarton Road near Shirehill Farm - limited parking here

In the company of Chris Wood, we will take a morning walk around this local farmland area with target birds being yellowhammer, farmland birds and passage migrants.

Time: 10.00 morning only

Price: Car sharing petrol contributions only

Telephone: 077444699575

E-mail: tpinckheard@homebath.ndo.co.uk

November 2018

Wed
21

INDOOR MEETING - Birds Britannia: what did birds ever do for us? Stephen Moss

Location: St Andrews's Community Church, Hawthorn Grove, Combe Down, Bath
Postcode: BA2 5QA (Google map)

We Brits are renowned for our love of birds - they have featured in our popular culture for ever. Why? Stephen has worked in the BBC Nature History Unit in Bristol, has been involved with SpringWatch and the Big Cat Diary and has written many books. He could not be better qualified to answer - Birds Britannia: what did birds ever do for us? Come and find out!

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2.00 local group members, £3.00 for visitors - accompanyied children FREE

Telephone: 01225 428617

E-mail: linda@lindaadams.plus.com

Wed
21

FIELD TRIP - Cotswold Water Park

Location: Cotswold Water Park, Gateway Centre Spine Road, South Cerney GL7 5TL
Postcode: GL7 5TL (Google map)

Tom Pinckheard and Cotswold Water Park Warden, Kim Milsom will take us around in our search for woodland birds, waterfowl and winter migrants. Please inform the leader if you intend to join this group otherwise no booking required.

Time: 10.00 all day

Price: Car sharing fuel costs only

Telephone: 077444699575

E-mail: tpinckheard@homebath.ndo.co.uk

December 2018

Tue
11

COACH TRIP - POOLE HARBOUR and Wareham Channel (private charter) Boat Cruise

Location: Meet at Riverside, Avon Street at 07.45
Postcode: BA1 1UF (Google map)

Paul Morton (Birds of Pole Harbour) will be our guide alongside our Tom Pinckheard as trip leader being a joint trip with Bath NATS. The Boat leave the Brownsea Island ferry departure point at 10.00 for a 2.5 hour harbour trip. Lunch and afternoon at nearby Arne reserve. Return to Bath approximately 18.00. the target will be waterfowl, winter migrants and raptors. Booking with payment essential. See Booking form for pickup times.

Time: 07.45 from Avon Street

Price: Coach fare around £16.00 Boat trip costs TBC

Booking essential

Telephone: 077444699575

E-mail: tpinckheard@homebath.ndo.co.uk

Wed
12

INDOOR MEETING - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and The Isles of Scilly in October

Location: St Andrews's Community Church, Hawthorn Grove, Combe Down, Bath
Postcode: BA2 5QA (Google map)

The formal business of our Annual General Meeting will be conducted as swiftly and expertly as possible by David Robertson, our Group Leader. After the AGM this year we have a report from our own two Lindas and two Toms on their autumn escapade to The Isle of Scilly.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Should be a free event, otherwise £2.00 local group members, £3.00 for visitors - accompanyied children FREE

Telephone: 01225 428617

E-mail: linda@lindaadams.plus.com

January 2019

Wed
16

INDOOR MEETING - Sao Tome and Principe: Endemic birds in the Gulf of Guinea - Andy Warren

Location: St Andrews Community Church, Hawthorn Grove, Combe Down, Bath
Postcode: BA2 5QA (Google map)

Having never been connected to Africa, both these areas are truly oceanic with the consequence that they have a high level of endemism. Therefore conserving these areas is high on the priority list of scientists. We welcome Andy Warren for the first time to our group.

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Price: £2 Local members, £3 non-local group members and Visitors. Accompanied children FREE

Telephone: 01225 428617

E-mail: linda@lindaadams.plus.com