Trip reports

Male merlin perched on old fence post, Shetland

Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Group's first field trip of the year was a chilly but fulfilling day at RSPB Frampton Marsh More...

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Thousands of knot in flight over the Wash on a sunny autumn morning is one of the great wildlife spectacles. Our group of early risers went to see for themselves. More...

Bittern feeding in reedbeds

Sunday, 23 April 2017

The end of April is an exciting time with migrants returning and many species nesting. This year the Group went to the RSPB's flagship reserve at Minsmere and the nearby Dunwich Heath to see the action. More...

Monday, 9 January 2017

Rutland Water is well known for its ospreys in summer but there is plenty to see in winter too. This trip which included raptors at Holme Fen did not disappoint. More...

RSPB Wash Cruise and Frampton Marshes Reserve

Sunday, 9 October 2016

The group enjoyed a field trip including a cruise on the Boston Belle around the Wash and back on land at Frampton Marshes RSPB reserve. More...

Yellow wagtail in winter wheat

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Who would imagine that birds would choose to set up home in a nature reserve, a stone's throw from the heart of London, sandwiched between the M25, the River Thames and a high speed railway link? More...

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sunday 10th January 2016, Car Field Trip More...

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sunday 11 October 2015, More...

Lackford Lakes and Caversham Heath

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Our day trip to Lackford Lakes and Cavenham Heath in search of early summer birds rewarded us with nightingale, blackcap and chiffchaff among many others in the morning. And the afternoon was crowned with stone curlews. More...

RSPB Ouse Washes Nature Reserve

Monday, 12 January 2015

A frosty, cold, dull and windy day. We still saw 43 bird species. Not bad considering. More...

Fingringhoe Wick and Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserves, Minibus Trip

Sunday, 5 October 2014

An Autumn minibus trip to Essex Wildlife Trust's Fingringhoe Wick reserve to observe post-tidal feeding waders was followed by a visit to Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, and finally to Layer Breton Causeway where the day was gilded with two great white egrets. More...

Frampton Marsh RSPB Reserve Minibus Trip

Sunday, 27 April 2014

A bright but breezy birdwatching trip to the Lincolnshire coastal wetland reserve to admire both the locals and the visitors More...

Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Car Field Trip

Sunday, 12 January 2014

A frosty, windy and damp day gave way to frequent bursts of sunshine with sightings of redwings and fieldfares followed by a confection of ducks topped off with an elusive black redstart. More...

Titchwell RSPB Reserve. Mini Bus Trip

Sunday, 22 September 2013

A pleasure-filled autumnal day among a myriad waders at a favourite reserve also gave us views of skuas, gannets and guillemots. More...

Lakenheath Fen Reserve. Mini Bus Trip

Sunday, 28 April 2013

A cold but fair and dry day at Lakenheath and Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve yielded sixty bird species. More...

Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB Reserve. Car Field Trip

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Freezing temperatures, high water levels and all to play for.. More...

Mini Bus Trip, Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve

Sunday, 23 September 2012

We had been suffering from a spate of wet, blustery weather with a chilly edge to the wind - not the best forecast for a day's birding on the coast. More...

Snettisham Coastal Park and Titchwell RSPB Reserve

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Mini bus trip that defied the weather and produced a day of spring delights. More...

Lady Anne's Drive, Holkham

Sunday, 8 January 2012

We anticipated a wild goose spectacular as we headed for the Norfolk coast More...

Male bearded tit perching on Phragmites

Sunday, 18 September 2011

A dry day dawned, with a promising sky and high hopes for some mega birding. More...

Avocet wading in water

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Great expectations of visiting an RSPB flagship reserve in a smart new mini bus set the scene for a good days birding. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Sunday, 9 January 2011

A flat start to a sunny day accompanied by strange sounds..... More...

Holme Dunes Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve and Thornham Harbour

Sunday, 12 September 2010

A promising weather forecast and a list of tempting birds took us to the Norfolk coast More...

Male redstart perched on branch

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Our last visit as a group was sixteen years ago.... More...

Frampton Marsh RSPB Reserve, Lincolnshire

Sunday, 25 April 2010

A visit to one of the largest and most valuable salt marshes in the UK More...

Wheatear in spring

Sunday, 20 September 2009

With good weather in prospect we headed for Cley Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve to search the pools, indulge in some sea watching and enjoy the temptations of the visitors' centre cafe. More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

An evening visit to Roydon Common near King's Lynn More...

Male bearded tit perching on Phragmites

Sunday, 17 May 2009

A visit to Lakenheath RSPB Reserve More...