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.

December 2018


Field Meeting

Location: Meet at Freston Hill upper lay-by on the B1456. Map ref TM175400

Freston River Orwell for winter wildfowl and waders.
We meet at the UPPER car park on Freston Hill on the B1456. From there we will head down to the foreshore of the River Orwell to view waders and wildfowl that winter in the area. Large flocks of Knot, Dunlin, Oystercatcher and Godwit gather at high tide on the nearby roost and use the wide expanse of mudflats at low tide to feed. Wintering duck include Wigeon, Teal and Pintail. The area has been good for sawbills, divers and grebes in previous years so we will be keeping a close watch for these winter visitors. The area can be muddy and exposed in windy conditions, so come well prepared. Telescopes are useful on this trip in particular. 2-3 hours, 2-3 miles. Leader Stephen Marginson. All welcome.

Time: 9.30am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01473 258791



Indoor Meeting

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

Christmas Social Evening with 'bring and share' finger buffet, plus 'Scotland, Highlands and Islands'. An illustrated talk by Tim Kenny Group Leader, World Traveller and Birder.

Time: 7.30pm

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

Telephone: 07887770942



Midweek Walk

Location: Meet at Soane Street entrance. Map ref TM165448

A walk round Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Lasts approx. 2 hours. All welcome.

Time: 10.00am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01473718439