Trip reports

Weekend walk at Oare Marshes - Saturday 21 March 2020.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Weekend walk trip reports - All trip reports are posted after each walk on this local group website - so look us up regularly - https://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/dorkinganddistrict/. You are invited to join us on any walk, get some fresh air, see plenty of birds and enjoy some good company. More...

Mid-week walk at Tice's Meadow

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

We had hoped to view the birds on the lake from the recently installed new hide but that was not to be...... More...

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

On the 12th February, 12 members "enjoyed" a walk round the Nutfield Marshes. More...

Male chaffinch singing on branch

Sunday, 9 February 2020

With the approach of Storm Ciara, the dire amber weather alerts and the shocking weather, everybody very sensibly stayed at home. Except of course for your intrepid (some would say "daft") week-end walk leader, for the walk at Sevenoaks Nature Reserve. More...

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Windy was the name of the game! More...

Barn owl looking over its shoulder

Sunday, 24 November 2019

A really lovely walk, with great weather and some great birds.9 hardy souls turned up for the walk in November, it can be pretty bleak at Rainham in November, but on this Sunday the air was still, it was pretty mild and overcast, though we did have the sun break through. More...

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Such a varied habitat at Pulborough makes it a great day out More...

Bittern feeding in reedbeds

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Great bittern sighting but sadly no photo More...

Weekend Walk - Thorney Island - 12th October 2019

Saturday, 12 October 2019

All week the weather for Saturday looked dire, I had already taken 4 calls on whether the walk would go ahead, because the weather looked so awful. But on the day, there was little wind, not much rain, more like drizzle, and a lot of good birds. More...

Farnham Heath Sept 2019

Sunday, 8 September 2019

What a beautiful day to visit what I think is my nearest RSPB reserve, stunning views, the last of the heather flowers and some wonderful butterflies and dragonflies. More...

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Great to see some heathland specials More...

Weekend Walk - Woods Mill reserve and beyond May 2019

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Many thanks to Marilyn and her friend Jen for finding and planning such a good walk, well chosen for early spring. This walk was divided into two halves, for the first section we left the reserve and set off down the road to join a foot path that took us across wonderful country side to the Downs Link long distance foot path and across to the river Arun. This took in fantastic hedgerows, some boggy fields and ponds and along the river bank. This was followed by a walk around the reserve itself, pretty woodland, a lake and some mysterious carved masonry, giving the impression of a ruined chapel. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Sunday, 5 May 2019

TITCHFIELD HAVEN - 5th MAY 2019Storm Hannah was putting in an appearance and it was windy, but not nearly as bad as we had feared, the rain only struck while the 6 of us were in a hide enjoying black-tailed godwits, the wind was not too bad and we actually had some spells of much appreciated sunshine. More...

Weekend Walk - The Burgh

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Probably the best weather of the year so far and an excellent work, led by Glenn with thanks and support to Charlotte for the suggestion and her excellent support on the walk. More...

Silent Pool

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

A cold breezy day with a steep climb, but some stunning views More...

Weekend Walk Cliffe Pools

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Sunny and warm walk on the North Kent, around Cliffe Pools and along the Thames. More...

Mid-Week Walk to Papercourt

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Lovely day and a good list of birds, spring is in the air for the birds around Ripley. More...

Mid-Week Walk to Nutfield Marshes

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

interesting walk around lakes, pools and lagoons at Nutfield area looked after by the Surrey Wildlife Trust. More...

Weekend Walk Farlington Marshes

Sunday, 27 January 2019

A small exclusive walk, thankfully the weather was much better than predicted. More...

Mid-Week Walk to Warnham Nature Reserve

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

A lovely morning spent at our nearest nature reserve. More...

Goosander on water

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Dry sunny day in January which was a real joy after all the holiday festivities More...

Lovely Day Out at Rainham Marshes RSBP

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sunshine in mid-November at this charming reserve. More...

Avocet wading in water

Saturday, 13 October 2018

An old favourite walk at the north Kent marshes. More...

Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, Norfolk

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Trip to Farlington to check it out for future Weekend Walk for the Dorking Group - 51 Species More...

Weekend Walk - Pagham Harbour 16 Sept

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Fantastic weather, 2 Peregrine Falcons, Green Shank and a load of other good birds. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Balmy summer evening walk More...

Sedge warbler perched on phragmites

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Weather heating up but lovely by the water More...

Thursley Common

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Will we see cuckoo, redstart ... More...

Sunday, 25 February 2018

One of the coldest days but superb birds More...

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

In the lea of the North Downs on a warm August day. More...

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Lovely sighting of a pair of peregrine More...

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Beautiful March sunshine, good company and so many birds to see. More...

Cliffe, Kent

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Small but perfectly formed More...

little egret, wading, water

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Clear blue skies and more than just a hint of warmth from the sun. A magic winter walk More...

RSPB Dungeness nature reserve

Friday, 26 September 2014

It's a desert according to the Met Office, but not deserted More...

Avocet wading in water

Sunday, 19 January 2014

A life on the ocean wave ! All right, it was Poole Harbour More...

The First Cuckoo in Spring

Friday, 26 April 2013

If you go down to the Brooks today ... More...

Short-eared owl sitting on the ground

Monday, 20 February 2012

A missive from Hogwarts, but who is Old Woking ? More...

Minsmere landscape

Sunday, 19 June 2011

A day out at the Mere More...

RSPB Inversnaid nature reserve

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Strange sightings in Surrey. More...

Distant view of Cuilcagh Mountain, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Monday, 27 September 2010

Corvus Corax in Surrey's mountains More...

Bittern feeding in reedbeds

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Prospecting for gold in Suffolk with the RSPB. More...

Dartford warbler perching on heather

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Exploring the River Exe and surrounding coastline. More...

Stranded boats at sunset in Langstone Harbour RSPB reserve

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Water, water everywhere but sunshine as well. More...

Male goldeneye

Saturday, 5 December 2009

A winter walk for ducks. More...