Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

May 2019

Wed
29

Wednesday Wander

Location: RSPB Ouse Fen reserve - Over side

Our first Wednesday Wander of 2019 will take place at Ouse Fen RSPB Reserve but we will be meeting in the village of Over at 7.00pm. Richard Taylor, the Assistant Warden at Ouse Fen has kindly agreed to lead this walk around the Cell 1 area where we will hopefully hear bitterns booming and if we are really lucky may even see one. Other birds we may see are marsh harriers and bearded tits.

The meeting point will be at the end of Fen End at its junction with Wiilingham Road/High Street. The reason for meeting here is that the road into the reserve can be a bit muddy and rough so some of you may not wish to drive into the reserve so we will use a small number of vehicles to ferry everyone to the start point and then return them to their cars at the end of the evening. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and it won't be muddy but good walking shoes/boots will be necessary. Midge repellent is advised.

Can you please let me know if you intend to join us just so that I have an idea of possible numbers

Time: 7.00pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

E-mail: johnleach@waitrose.com

June 2019

Wed
26

Wednesday Wander

Location: Dersingham Bog near Sandringham, Norfolk

Nightjar Hunt. Details will appear on the website later

Time: 7.00pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

July 2019

Wed
31

Wednesday Wander

Location: Details will appear on the website later

Details will appear on the website later

Time: 7.00pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

August 2019

Wed
28

Wednesday Wander

Location: Details will appear on the website later

Details will appear on the website later

Time: 7.00pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

September 2019

Wed
25

Annual General Meeting followed by Birdlife and Management of the Nene Washes - Charlie Kitchin

Location: St Ives Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

The talk starts with some history about Fens drainage, archaeology and the creation of the washes before moving on to describe the key wildlife and how the RSPB manages the habitat.
Charlie has worked for the RSPB as a warden since 1985 and been the site manager at the Nene Washes since 1991.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

October 2019

Wed
30

Wings and Things of Scotland - Richard Pople

Location: St Ives Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

This talk was born as a result of many individual trips to Scotland to record and photograph the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, moths and the scenery.
Richard has been a birder for over 60 years and has travelled extensively around the world, watching and photographing both birds and the countries' cultures. His own photographs have been used to prepare his many talks. He has had a lengthy involvement with the RSPB.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

November 2019

Wed
27

Bulgaria - a Birders and Botanists Dream - Ann Scott

Location: St Ives Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

Ann Scott is a retired RSPB Senior Wildlife Adviser who originally visited Bulgaria in the early 1980s with her husband, Bob Scott and then led many tours to that country. She is still a regular visitor to Bulgaria whose wealth of birds, plants and other wildlife make it one of the best places in Europe to enjoy a really good holiday with spectacular scenery, excellent food, wine and happy people.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

December 2019

Wed
18

Christmas Social

Location: St Ives Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

Christmas social. Details to be confirmed nearer the time.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.