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 2019

Sun
22

Coach trip to RSPB Titchwell - leader Martin Burke

Location: RSPB Titchwell Marsh

A fabulous reserve at all times of the year and we can expect to see a wide variety of wildfowl, waders and hopefully some birds of prey.
Please contact our coach booking officer Deborah Howard to book your coach seat.

Time: 07.30am - 19.00pm

Price: £18 coach

Booking essential

Telephone: 013225255677

E-mail: deborahfrances@aol.com

Thu
26

Nature Walk - Footscray Meadows - Leaders Brenda & Ralph Todd.

Location: Meet Leafield Lane ( off North Cray Road)

We shall be looking for the resident woodpeckers, nuthatch, finches and tits. Hirundines will be on the move with swallows and martins possibly stopping for last minute feeding but wildfowl will be in eclipse plumage and offering some ID challenges.

Time: 09.30 - 12.30

Price: Free.

Sat
28

Field trip to Bough Beech & Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve - leader George Kalli

Location: Bough Beech KWT
Postcode: TN14 6LD (Google map)

Meet at Bough Beech Centre. Planned as a follow up to September's indoor meeting talk you can either join both walks or dip into either.

Time: 09.30 - 14.00

Price: Free.

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

October 2019

Fri
11

Indoor Meeting - The Albatross Campaign - Cleo Small

Location: John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

Tonight we welcome the RSPB seabird specialist to bring us up to date with the Global Seabird Programme. Cleo will be talking about their work in Marine Protected Areas and with seabirds around the world.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: £3.50 RSPB members, £4.50 non members, children under 16 50p

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
13

Coach trip to Cley NWT - leader Martin Burke

Location: NWT Cley
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

With its well positioned hides we should have great views of waders, wildfowl and a chance of bearded tit, bittern and harriers.
Please contact Deborah Howard to book your seat.
There is an entrance charge for non Norfolk Wildlife Trust members.

Time: 07.30 - 19.00

Price: £18 coach plus entrance fee to Cley

Booking essential

Telephone: 01322 525677

E-mail: deborahfrances@aol.com

Sat
19

Bexley Local Group Quiz Night

Location: John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

A fun general knowledge quiz.
Table of six maximum.
Cost £5 per person
Please bring soft drinks and nibbles, alcoholic drinks to be bought from the bar.
Doors open at 19.15 quiz to start at 19.45 prompt.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: £5 per person

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Thu
24

Nature Walk - Danson Park

Location: Danson Park, Bexleyheath. Meet in the Stables Car Park

Late migrants might be on the move with the last of the swallows and martins feeding over the lake and early winter visitors arriving. There are also the residential woodland birds and water birds offering a good variety of birds to be seen.

Time: 09.30am - 12.30pm

Price: Free

Sat
26

Bexley Local Group 40th Anniversary Choral Concert with the City Chamber Choir - Celebration of Nature

Location: Slade Church Hall, Plumstead
Postcode: SE18 2NB (Google map)

A choral concert with the City Chamber Choir as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations. This is a celebration of nature.

Tickets cost £12 and are unreserved. Please contact Stuart Banks on 07791 473 569 or email

stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk or bexleyrspb40@gmail.com

Time: 18.45pm - 21.30pm

Price: £12

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

November 2019

Fri
8

Indoor Meeting - A year in the life of Mote Park - Simon Ginnaw

Location: John Fisher Church hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

A welcome return to our group for Simon Ginnaw who presents a talk on his local patch of Mote Park in Kent. He will transport us through the seasons with photograph, music and birdsong. We will discover the secret lives of our best loved wildlife.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: £3.50 RSPB members & £4.50 non members, children under 16 50p

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
17

Coach trip to Pagham Harbour - leader George Kalli

Location: RSPB Pagham Harbour
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

A repeat of the groups second ever coach trip.
Please contact Deborah Howard to book your coach seat.

Time: 07.30 - 19.00

Price: £18

Booking essential

Telephone: 013225255677

E-mail: deborahfrances@aol.com

Sat
23

Bexley Local Group Autumn Fair

Location: Freemantle Hall, High Street, Bexley
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

Come along to our annual Autumn Fair where you can buy RSPB goods, cards and gifts. There will also be craft stalls, bird feeding supplies, a white elephant stall, books, cakes & preserves, tombola and refreshments.

Time: 10am - 1pm

Price: Adults 30p, children free

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

December 2019

Fri
13

Indoor Meeting - Bexley Local Group 40th Anniversary Social Evening

Location: John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

As we come to the end of our anniversary year we are holding a social evening with some short presentations from members and have a chance to share memories of the year and past events. It will hopefully be a chance to meet former members and other local groups as we also come to the end of the celebration of the 50th year of RSPB Groups.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: £3.50 RSPB members, £4.50 non members, children under 16 50p.

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sat
14

Car Trip to Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve

Location: RSPB Rainham Marshes
Postcode: RM19 1SZ (Google map)

Join us for our annual pre Christmas walk around this reserve. A great place for wildfowl, waders and passerines

Time: 09.30 - 13.00

Price: free small charge for car park

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

January 2020

Fri
10

Indoor meeting - The Easy Way to Identify Gulls - David Darrell-Lambert.

Location: St John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

We welcome back David to give us a talk on easy ways to identify gulls. There are so many that can appear to look similar so we will be guided by David's expert knowledge on how to identify them.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: £3.50 RSPB members, £4.50 non members, children under 16 50p.

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sat
25

Big Garden Birdwatch at Hall Place, Bexley.

Location: Meet by the bird hide at Hall Place.

Join us at Hall Place to carry out the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Time: 10am - 1pm

Price: Free

Sun
26

Coach trip to RSPB Dungeness- leader Martin .

Location: RSPB Dungeness

Along with the more common waterfowl there is always a chance of smew, goldeneye and goosander on the pits. We may also see the long eared owls in the willows near the visitors centre which offers hot drinks and confectionary. A packed lunch is essential.

Please contact Deborah Howard to book your seat on the coach

Time: 08.30 - 19.00

Price: £18 coach

Booking essential

Telephone: 01322525677

E-mail: deborahfrances@aol.com

February 2020

Fri
14

Indoor Meeting - The Canadian Rockies - Gordon Small

Location: St John Fisher, Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley DA5 1AP.
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

Gordon is a wildlife photographer who has made many presentations of his trips. Tonight he will be taking us through the Canadian Rockies from Banff to Jasper.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: £3.50 RSPB members, £4.50 non members, children under 16 50p.

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sat
22

RSPB led walk at Hall Place.

Location: Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley.

Join the Bexley Group on this nature and bird walk around Hall Place Estate. The walk is followed by tea and pastries.

PLEASE contact Hall Place directly to book your place.

Time: 08.00am - 9.30am

Price: £8.50 - please book direct with Hall Place

Booking essential

Sun
23

Coach Trip to Brandon Marsh - leader Tony Banks

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

A new venue for the group. Brandon Marsh has a variety of pools, reedbeds, grassland and woodland frequented by a variety of birds throughout the year. There are nine hides and a café,

Please note there is an additional entrance charge.

Please contact Deborah Howard to book your coach ticket.

Time: 07.30 - 19.00

Price: £18 coach plus entrance fee

Booking essential

Telephone: 013225255677

E-mail: deborahfrances@aol.com

Sat
29

Nature Walk - East Wickham Open Space - leader Stuart Banks

Location: Please meet in Camdale Road, Plumstead outside Woolwich Cemetery.

This is aimed at beginners but all are welcome.

Time: 09.30 - 11.30

Price: Free.

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk