Trip reports

Woorgreens NR

Saturday, 20 October 2018

If you were shivering in the foggy vale thinking it was not worth driving up to the forest you missed out. We were basking in sunshine with birds aplenty. More...

Newport Wetlands and Goldcliff Lagoons

Sunday, 30 September 2018

some good sightings but not for everyone More...

little egret, wading, water

Sunday, 26 August 2018

A rainy day with few people and few birds More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

Friday, 27 July 2018

Nightjars and wild boar More...

Cotswold Water Park

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Hobbies seen but More...

Rodborough Common

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Target species bagged More...

Nagshead RSPB reserve

Saturday, 28 April 2018

All three target species and more More...

Dunnock on grass

Thursday, 12 April 2018

In conditions not conducive to good sightings More...

New Fancy View

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Bitter cold winds did not deter seven hardy birders More...

Cotswold Water Park

Sunday, 25 February 2018

A beautifully sunny day gave some great viewing opportunities More...

Cannop Valley and Ponds

Saturday, 13 January 2018

A dry but dull day, nine people and 27 bird species More...

Woorgreens NR

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Some disappointment but More...

Ashleworth Ham

Monday, 16 October 2017

A pleasant walk on a calm, dry day More...

Newport Wetlands and Goldcliff Lagoons

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Interesting raptors, waders and other migrants. 15 people attended More...

Cannop Ponds and Coombe Hill

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Bats on Friday 25th, birds, butterflies and Dragonflies on Sunday 27th More...

Woorgreens Nature Reserve

Friday, 7 July 2017

FOUR churring Nightjars at Crabtree Hill More...

Cotswolds Water Park

Saturday, 17 June 2017

A hot day with not a lot of birds More...

Butterflies on Rodborough Common

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The cold wind did not deter the twenty people no did it stop us from seeing butterflies More...

Nightingale singing

Friday, 5 May 2017

Despite the strong winds the Nightingales eventually came good More...

Nagshead RSPB reserve

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Three target species was a little ambitious on this occasion More...

New Fancy View and Woorgreens NR

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Goshawks and Shrike More...

Cotswolds Water Park

Saturday, 25 February 2017

All the usual ducks but not all the slightly unusual ones. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Not many expected species but a worthwhile trip nonetheless... More...

Ashleworth Ham

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Lucky with the weather and, a mystery solved? More...

Upton Warren (Worcs)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

A sweet day out at the Colin Cadbury reserve More...

Coombe Hill Canal

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Snake, Snipe and Sandpipers More...

Woorgreens Nature Reserve

Friday, 22 July 2016

Nightjar soup with a little garnish More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Good numbers of Hobbies and more More...

Nightingale singing

Friday, 6 May 2016

Numbers are up More...

Nagshead RSPB reserve

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Cracking views of two out of the three target species More...

Wheatear in spring

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Ring Ouzel for some. Cuckoo for some and Red Kite. More...

New Fancy View and Boy's Grave

Sunday, 13 March 2016

More than we bargained for More...

Cotswold Water Park

Saturday, 27 February 2016

A successful search More...

Cannop Ponds and Valley

Sunday, 17 January 2016

A herd? of Bullfinches More...

Woorgreens NR

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Great Grey Shrike saves the day More...

Male greenfinch perched on rhododendron bush

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Hardly any water so hardly any water birds More...

Newport Wetlands and Goldcliff Lagoons

Sunday, 20 September 2015

A waderful day More...

Coombe Hill Canal and Meadows

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The only waders were flying past More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

Friday, 17 July 2015

Few but special species. More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Saturday, 13 June 2015

The target species and more discovered More...

Nightingale singing

Friday, 8 May 2015

Singing in the rain More...

Highnam Woods

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Wot, no people? More...

Nagshead RSPB reserve

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Pied Flycatchers and Wood Warbler and wild boar with hoglets More...

Sherborne Water Meadows

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A good mix with Red Kite, Tawny Owl and Stoat More...

Cleeve Hill Common

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Wheatears and Stone chats but no Ring Ouzels More...

New Fancy View and Boys Grave

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Only one Goshawk but some unusual behaviour from a group of Ravens More...

Cotswold Water Park

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Against the odds all our target species were found More...

Frampton Pools

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Some interesting ducks and a Tawny Owl. More...

Pair of Scottish crossbills at nest

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Ducks, Grebes and woodland birds. More...

Woorgreens NR

Sunday, 9 November 2014

A Shrike but no Two-barred Crossbills More...

Upton Warren

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A first-time visit to this Worcestershire Wildlife Trust reserve More...

Newport Wetland Centre and Goldcliff lagoons

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Some interesting waders but its not all birds More...

Coombe Hill canal and meadows

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Whinchat soup More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

Friday, 18 July 2014

Excellent views in good light More...

Hobbies at Cotswolds Water Park

Saturday, 14 June 2014

A pleasant summer walk More...

Nightingale singing

Friday, 9 May 2014

The large number of people were not disappointed More...

Nightingale singing

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Excellent renditions from at least seven Nightingales. More...

Nagshead RSPB reserve

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Two out of three ain't bad More...

Male green woodpecker feeding on ground

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A healthy number of bird species seen More...

Wheatear in spring

Thursday, 17 April 2014

A pleasant walk and fine weather with migrants More...

Goshawks at New Fancy View

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Several sightings of the target species More...

Male goldeneye

Sunday, 23 February 2014

All four target species bagged More...

Nuthatch on branch

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Woodland and water birds More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Great Grey Shrike and Two-barred Crossbills. More...

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

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Some good waders and some good raptors More...

Coombe Hill Canal and meadows

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Dragonflies and butterflies seemed to outnumber the birds More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

Friday, 19 July 2013

Exquisite views of Nightjars More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Hobbies, Kingfisher,Terns and Warblers. More...

Nightingale singing

Friday, 10 May 2013

Nightingales and More...

Male redstart perched on branch

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Two of the three target species and other important woodland species More...

Male green woodpecker feeding on ground

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Pied Flycatcher and more More...

Cleeve Common

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A good turn out of members but the birds are still slow to arrive. More...

New Fancy View, Forest of Dean

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Cold and snow, Siskins, Stock Dove and WILD BOAR More...

Cotswold Water Park

Sunday, 24 February 2013

All four target species were seen More...

Cannop Ponds and Valley

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Kingfisher, Goosander and More...

Walmore Common

Sunday, 16 December 2012

The group's first visit to this site More...

Tidenham Chase

Sunday, 18 November 2012

A very pleasant day but where are the finches? More...

Coombe Hill Canal and meadows

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Two surprise waterfowl species More...

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

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A good selection of waders ducks and More...

little egret, wading, water

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Group's last visit to a site of great potential. More...

Symonds Yat Rock

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Peregrines and probable Goshawk More...

Boys Grave, Forest of Dean

Friday, 6 July 2012

Nightjar, Woodcock and Muntjacs. More...

Cotswold Water Park

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Hobbies, Common Terns and Orchids galore. More...

Nightingale singing

Friday, 11 May 2012

The Nightingales did not disappoint More...