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Male greenfinch perched on rhododendron bush

Monday, 14 January 2019

The latest issue of the Group magazine "Egret" is now available to download More...

East Grinstead RSPB Group 20th Anniversary meeting.

Monday, 5 November 2018

On Tuesday 30th October we celebrated our group's 20th anniversary with an evening talk by Simon Barnes, multi-award-winning sport and environmental writer. More...

20th Anniversary Celebration Event - 30th October 2018 - Simon Barnes

Monday, 27 August 2018

Simon Barnes is a multi-award winning journalist. He was Chief Sports Writer of The Times until 2014, and also wrote a wildlife opinion column in the Saturday edition of the same newspaper.He has written many books on birdwatching including "How to be a Bad Birdwatcher". More...

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Adult bittern wading in reedbed at Lee Valley Country Park

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Dodging the ponies 17 of us arrived at Acres Down in the New Forest on a sun filled day with clear skies and perfect visibility.After a short walk to the raptor viewing area we settled down to await events. Kept company by stonechats and meadow pipits we did not have long to wait to see the first goshawk, which was soon followed by a second sighting, in a completely different direction.Although they were at some distance, excellent views were obtained of both goshawks perching at rest and flying. Later a short walk failed to find the crossbills and hawfinches which had been reported earlier. Moving on to Blashford lakes took only 25 minutes or so. This centre has half a dozen different lakes and various hides and we were able to get excellent close views of bittern, siskin, redpoll, marsh harrier and a host of ducks and eventually firecrest. Water rail was not seen by us but are frequently observed. It is definitely worth visiting and we all headed home in the late afternoon very content with a great day's birding having seen 50 or so species. Alastair Cameron More...

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