Events

All our events are open to everyone, of all ages. You do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions about any of the events or if you would like to request a lift to a trip please email bromleyRSPB@gmail.com or call 07392 790719.

Our talks are held on the second Wednesday of the month (September to June). Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. They finish by 9pm. The price is £3.50.

August 2019

Sat
24

Bat walk with Ishpi Blatchley, Keston (Bromley Local Group)

Location: Westerham Road Car Park, Keston, BR2 6AT (grid reference TQ 419639)
Postcode: BR2 6AT (Google map)

Our bat walk will start at 7.45pm with a short talk before sunset. We will then set off at about 8.00pm to explore the area, looking for bats. Bring a torch, insect repellant and wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the time of year.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 7.45 pm to 9.00 pm

Price: Free, but a donation will be requested at the time to contribute towards the cost of bat detectors

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

September 2019

Tue
3

Local walk: Darrick & Newstead Woods, Orpington (Bromley local group)

Location: Meet in the community centre car park, opposite the junction of Broadwater Gardens and Sherlock Drive, Orpington (BR6 7UA).
Postcode: BR6 7UA (Google map)

A walk through ancient woodland, looking for woodpeckers in the meadow, as they forage for yellow ants.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Wed
11

TALK: More than just a dot - how to photograph wildlife, David Darrell-Lambert (Bromley local group)

Location: United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

David is the author of Birdwatching London and an expert wildlife photographer. Find out how to get the perfect shot.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
22

CAR TRIP: Riverside Country Park, Kent (Bromley local group)

Location: Meet in the visitor centre car park, 333 Lower Rainham Road, Rainham, Gillingham (ME7 2XH).
Postcode: ME7 2XH (Google map)

Located on the Medway Estuary, this is an ideal spot to watch autumn migrants. Led by Jonathan Barnard, birding tour guide.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

October 2019

Wed
9

TALK: Albatross Task Force, Nina da Rocha (Bromley local group)

Location: United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

Find out about the high-seas heroes saving the lives of thousands of seabirds. Nina leads the RSPB's work in the Southern Ocean to save albatrosses from extinction.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
20

COACH TRIP: RSPB Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk (Bromley local group)

Location: Pickup at Hawthorne Road, Bickley, BR1 2HH (at Bickley train station end)
Postcode: BR1 2HH (Google map)

Bearded tits, bitterns and cranes are the stars of this Fenland reserve. There's a chance of spotting an otter too.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Price: £20 for adults, £10 for 25s & under

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Wed
30

LOCAL WALK: Footscray Meadows, Bexley (Bromley local group)

Location: Footscray Meadows, Bexley. Meet in the car park off Rectory Lane, Bexley (DA14 5BP)
Postcode: DA14 5BP (Google map)

Rich in natural history with the river, woods and meadows providing home to a wide range of species. Meet in the car park off Rectory Lane, Bexley (DA14 5BP).

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

November 2019

Wed
13

TALK: Knepp Wildland, Penny Green (Bromley local group)

Location: United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

Described by Chris Packham as "conservation's salvation", this pioneering rewilding project has seen nature return to a Sussex farm: from turtle doves to nightingales, and Britain's first breeding white storks for hundreds of years. Penny Green is Knepp's ecologist.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Fri
15

LOCAL WALK: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve KWT, Kent (Bromley local group)

Location: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
Bradbourne Vale Road
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 3DH
Postcode: TN13 3DH (Google map)

A haven for birds with diverse plants, fungi and other wildlife.

Meet in the reserve's car park (TN13 3DH), a 15-min walk from Sevenoaks or Bat & Ball train stations.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
24

CAR / TRAIN TRIP: RSPB Rainham Marshes, Essex (Bromley local group)

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

These marshes and reed beds by the Thames are home to a rich birdlife.

Meet in the visitor centre car park (RM19 1SZ), a 15-min walk from Purfleet train station.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 10.30 am

Price: Free for RSPB members. Otherwise £6 adults, £3 children.

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

December 2019

Sun
8

MINI BUS TRIP: Isle of Sheppey, Kent (Bromley local group)

Location: Pickup at Hawthorne Road, Bickley, BR1 2HH (at Bickley train station end)
Postcode: BR1 2HH (Google map)

Trip to Isle of Sheppey, Kent Led by Jonathan Barnard, and visiting a variety of sites. Raptors, owls, waders, winter migrants and maybe even seals. Who knows what will turn up at this birding hotspot?

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Price: £20 for adults, £10 for 25s & under

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Wed
11

Christmas Wildlife Quiz and festive celebrations (Bromley local group)

Location: United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

A light-hearted wildlife quiz with questions suitable for all, including beginners. Please bring your own refreshments.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com