Trip reports

South Stack and Cemlyn Bay

Sunday, 8 July 2018

A trip to Anglesey More...

Whisby Nature Park

Sunday, 10 June 2018

A trip to Lincolnshire More...

Roeburndale and Langden Valley

Sunday, 13 May 2018

A trip to the Forest of Bowland area More...

Woolston Eyes and Moore Nature Reserve

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Looking for some special spring arrivals More...

Male green woodpecker feeding on ground

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Another trip to North Yorkshire More...

Top Hill Low and North Cave

Saturday, 10 February 2018

A trip to North Yorkshire More...

Marshside

Saturday, 13 January 2018

A winter visit to Marshside More...

Burton Mere Wetlands

Saturday, 16 December 2017

A re-arranged visit taking us to the Dee Estuary More...

Far Ings and Blacktoft Sands

Saturday, 11 November 2017

A trip to a couple of reserves on the Humber Estuary More...

Potteric Carr

Sunday, 15 October 2017

A visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts reserve at Potteric Carr More...

Spurn Point

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A trip to Spurn with hope of some passing rarities. More...

Bempton Cliffs RSPB

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Our last outing of the season was a coach trip to the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs. More...

Thorne Moor & Hatfield Moor

Saturday, 3 June 2017

A day out to the Humberland Peatlands NNR near Doncaster. More...

Hay Bridge and Foulshaw Reserves

Saturday, 20 May 2017

A trip to a couple of small reserves in the South Lakes area. More...

Middleton in Teesdale

Saturday, 6 May 2017

A walk round Upper Teesdale NNR in the North Pennines. More...

Wythop Woods and Bassenthwaite

Saturday, 22 April 2017

An outing to the North Lakes for newly arrived summer migrants. More...

Old Moor RSPB and Anglers CP

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Across the Pennines with the hope of some passing migrants. More...

Marshside RSPB and Lunt Meadows

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A trip to the coast for winter wildfowl and possible raptors. More...

North Wales

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Our regular car trip along the North Wales coast. More...

Sunday, 11 December 2016

As a change to the annual morning walk and Christmas lunch, this tear we decided to have a coach trip to Slimbridge. More...

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Killing time before the reserve opened we drove down to Denhall Lane overlooking the saltmarsh. More...

Saturday, 22 October 2016

As usual the 8 of us arrived at Saltholme before the reserve officially opens for the day so we headed to nearby Greetham Creek. More...

Thursday, 8 September 2016

The traditional opening trip of the season started. More...

Saltholme & Hartlepool - 24.10.15

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Our October trip saw 7 members heading for Teesside in the hope of some good autumn birding. More...

Gilfach & Elan Valley - 10/05/2015

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Our first coach trip of the season took us to mid-Wales looking for summer migrants. More...

Geltsdale - 19/04/2015

Sunday, 19 April 2015

9 members met for a trip up to north Cumbria. More...

Old Moor - 22/02/15

Sunday, 22 February 2015

7 members braved the cold, February weather to take a trip into Yorkshire More...

North Wales - 24/01/15

Saturday, 24 January 2015

10 members journeyed across the border into Wales on a chilly but sunny January morning. More...

Worthington Lakes - 10/01/15

Saturday, 10 January 2015

4 hardy souls braved the wet & windy weather for a walk round Worthington Lakes. More...

Christmas Walk and Lunch - 13/12/14

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Ten people braved a cold icy and in some places foggy morning to meet at the White Horse in Edgworth, as planned. More...

Crosby Marine lake, Marshside and Martin Mere - 06/12/14

Saturday, 6 December 2014

On an exceedingly frosty morning 10 members met up at Crosby marine lake after a bit of confusion over which car park we were meeting in. More...

Middleton Lakes - 23/11/14

Sunday, 23 November 2014

After meeting at Knutsford services only 4 members turned up. Looking at the weather forecast for the midlands area, with still 156 mile round trip back to Knutsford, we decided to bird locally. More...

Wigan Flashes - 15/11/14

Saturday, 15 November 2014

10 members met up on a forecast dry day for a half day walk around the flashes. More...

The Wirral - 11/10/14

Saturday, 11 October 2014

6 members headed over to The Wirral for a spot of autumn birdwatching. More...

Heysham and Leighton Moss - 13/9/14

Saturday, 13 September 2014

For our first trip of the season 10 members met at Lancaster services. More...

South Stack - 06/07/14

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The second coach trip of the season saw 27 members head to Wales in search of seabirds. More...

Wykeham Forest 21/06/14

Saturday, 21 June 2014

The penultimate trip of the season had the aim of seeing 3 of Britain's most elusive birds - goshawk, honey buzzard & turtle dove. 10 members headed over to North Yorkshire with their fingers crossed! More...

Winter Hill - 08/06/14

Sunday, 8 June 2014

13 members headed out for a local walk from Barrow Bridge up to Winter Hill More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Another trip, another chance to dust off the waterproofs! More...

Attenborough Nature Reserve - 03/05/14

Saturday, 3 May 2014

A sunny day was in prospect for the 7 members who headed down to Nottinghamshire to visit a complex of flooded gravel pits. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Saturday, 26 April 2014

The weather really wasn't looking promising as 8 members headed up the M6 to the Lake District. More...

Redisher Woods & Holcombe Moor - 13/04/14

Sunday, 13 April 2014

9 members gathered for a half day walk around the Ramsbottom area to see if spring had finally sprung. More...

View of the RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve

Saturday, 29 March 2014

10 members headed over the Pennines for da day out bird watching in West Yorkshire More...

World's End & North Wales Coast - 22.02.14

Saturday, 22 February 2014

This trip saw 7 members heading up to the Clwydian hills on a day that showed us that winter was really coming to an end after all! More...

Marton Mere & The Fylde coast - 08/02/14

Saturday, 8 February 2014

8 members made the short trip over to the Lancashire coast hoping for better weather than the last trip! More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Saturday, 25 January 2014

8 brave souls ignored the horrific weather forecast for the first car trip of the new year More...

Turton 14/12/13

Saturday, 14 December 2013

The final outing of 2013 saw 15 members descending on the Turton area for our Christmas walk and lunch More...

Slimbridge - 01/12/13

Sunday, 1 December 2013

25 members and friends made the trip south to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust reserve of Slimbridge. More...

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Saturday, 16 November 2013

This trip saw 9 members taking the short drive over the Pennines to the Wakefield area. More...

Male wigeon swimming

Saturday, 12 October 2013

An early start saw 9 of us heading cross country to the north eastern county of Cleveland for what would turn out to be a blustery but productive day. More...

Conder Green to Leighton Moss - 21/09/13

Saturday, 21 September 2013

The first trip of the new season saw 7 regulars heading to north west Lancashire. More...

Spotted flycatcher on perch

Saturday, 22 June 2013

A trip out to an idyllic setting, the day after midsummer - the big question was would the weather play ball? More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Sunday, 9 June 2013

13 members headed out into the West Pennine Moors for a summer stroll More...

White Coppice - 19/05/13

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The picturesque village of White Coppice was the venue for our first local walk of the summer with 13 members in attendance. More...

Penmon Point & Aber Falls - 11/05/13

Saturday, 11 May 2013

12 members braved the changeable weather conditions for a trip of two halves. More...

Male redstart perched on branch

Sunday, 28 April 2013

29 members make a foray into the depths of Wales in search of spring migrants on our second coach trip of the season. More...

Moore Nature Reserve & Woolston Eyes - 20/04/13

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A bright day was in prospect, the first day this year that actually seemed warm! More...

The Wirral - 02/03/13

Saturday, 2 March 2013

A sunny, crisp and frosty morning greeted us as we arrived on the Wirral. More...

Crosby Marina, Marshside and Mere Sands Wood - 09/02/13

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Our February outing saw us on the west Lancashire coast, working our way north from Crosby to Southport. More...

North Wales Coast - 13/01/13

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The meeting place for this trip was Chester services on the M56. 10 of the 12 who attended this trip arrived without any problems but the other 2 missed the motorway junction and so headed straight to our first destination, Kinmel Bay near Rhyl and met us there. When the rest of us arrived it was to find that we had just missed a peregrine! More...

Moses Gate Country Park - 05/01/13

Saturday, 5 January 2013

19 of us attended the first trip of 2013 - a morning walk round Moses Gate Country Park. More...

Winter walk round Turton 15/12/12

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Our annual walk around Turton began with the addition of 2 new members to the group - it's always nice to see new faces joining our trips! More...

Not quite Middleton Lakes - 24/11/12

Saturday, 24 November 2012

This trip was intended to take us to Middleton Lakes, a relatively new RSPB reserve in the Tame valley near Tamworth. However, the torrential rain in the days leading up to the trip led to the reserve being flooded with barely any access beyond the car park. No-one likes birdwatching while up to their knees in water so an alternative was required. More...

Saltholme & Hartlepool - 27/10/12

Saturday, 27 October 2012

We left Birch services at 7.30 to start the journey up to the north east. It was when we got near to Thirsk that we started to get worried - that was when the snow started! More...

Spurn Point - 21/10/12

Sunday, 21 October 2012

As we crossed the Pennines into Yorkshire, heading for the east coast, the thick fog was looking ominous. More...

Oystercatcher wading in shallow water

Saturday, 29 September 2012

A blustery but relatively sunny day saw us crossing the bridge from Barrow onto Walney Island. More...

Reed warbler singing in reedbed

Saturday, 15 September 2012

As we left Birch services to head over the Pennines, the weather was looking ominous but we needn't have worried - by the time we arrived at RSPB Blacktoft Sands, we had blue skies & sunshine. More...