Indoor Meetings are held from September to April - on the second Thursday of the month at Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich IP5 1DH. We have interesting and entertaining speakers giving illustrated talks on birds and wildlife. Refreshments are included and there is a raffle and birdfood stall. We hold Field Meetings throughout the year to various local locations including estuary, coast and lowland heath, also monthly Midweek Walks round local parks on Tuesday mornings. Non-Members are welcome at all events.

October 2018


Indoor Meeting

Location: Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich.
Postcode: IP5 1DH (Google map)

'Unwrapping Raptors' An illustrated talk by David Darrell-Lambert, Ornithologist and past chair of London Bird Club.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Group Members £2.20. Concessions apply. Non-members £4.00. Juniors £1.00. (Includes refreshments)

Telephone: 07887770942



Field Meeting

Location: Meet at Reserve car park. Map ref TM370448

RSPB Hollesley Marsh Reserve and the River ORE for waders and autumn birds.
We meet at the car park for a 2-3 hour visit to this reserve to view autumn and early winter birds. The reserve consists of a scrape and wetland areas surrounded by wet meadow and bordered by the River Ore on the east. A wide range of wildfowl and waders can be seen on the reserve along with birds along the River Ore. Depending on the weather conditions in October there could still be autumn birds as well as early winter arrivals. The area is also well known for raptors, owls and a wide variety of small birds which inhabit coastal and wetland areas along the Suffolk coast. If there has been rain going can be muddy and if it is a windy day the area can be very exposed so come well prepared. 2-3 hours, 2-3 miles. Leader Stephen Marginson. All welcome.

Time: 10.00am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01473 258791



Midweek Walk

Location: Meet at car park at Vale entrance. Map ref TM178419

A walk round Piper's Vale on the edge of Ipswich. Lasts approx. 2 hours. All welcome.

Time: 10.00am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01473 718439