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.

June 2018

Sun
10

Coach Trip to Strumpshaw Fen RSPB Reserve, Norfolk

Location: Humberstone Gate pick up point (opposite Sainsbury's, 58-62 Humberstone Gate)
Post code: LE1 3PJ

Coach departs 7.30 am promptly from Humberstone Gate, Leicester (opposite Sainsbury's) LE1 3PJ and arrives back in Leicester at approximately 7.00 pm.

Additional Pick Up Points - please state when booking. It is essential that we know who is expected at which pick-up point, especially if there are any last-minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather.

Times Are Approximate - please be at your pick-up point 5 minutes earlier than listed.
A Loughborough (Paul Winson's Depot) 7.00 AM
B Birstall (A6 Sibson Rd) 7.15 AM
C Redhill Roundabout 7.20 AM
D Stoughton Drive junction with Leicester Road (by Leicester Botanic Gardens) 7.40 AM
E Request stops on A47

Postcode: LE1 3PJ (Google map)

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen is on the river Yare to the east of Norwich and has a full range of broadland habitats and wildlife.

There should be plenty of breeding birds at this time of year and we also hope to see swallowtail butterflies.

Time: 7.30 am (earlier if using alternative pickup point) to approximately 7.00 pm

Price: £25, including £10 non-refundable / non-transferrable deposit

Booking essential

Telephone: 0116 239 4271

E-mail: joan.kightley@virgin.net

July 2018

Sun
8

Coach trip to North Cave wetlands and Bempton Cliffs RSPB

Location: Coach departs 7.30am promptly from Humberstone Gate, Leicester (opposite Sainsbury's) LE1 3PJ. Arrival back in Leicester at approximately 7.00pm.

Additional Pick Up Points - Please state when booking. It is essential that we know who is expected at which pick-up point, especially if there are any last-minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather.
Times Are Approximate - Please Be At Your Pick Up 5 Minutes Earlier
A Loughborough (Paul Winson's Depot) 7.00 AM
B Birstall (A6 Sibson Rd) 7.15 AM
C Redhill Roundabout 7.20 AM
H County Hall 7.40 AM

Postcode: LE1 3PJ (Google map)

North Cave Wetlands was acquired by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust from Humberside Aggregates in 2000 and developed into a regionally important wetland reserve in partnership with them. This and RSPB's Bempton Cliffs reserve are regular stops for summer visitors.

At this time of year there should be thousands of seabirds and a good chance of seeing puffins.

Time: 7.30 am (earlier if using alternative pickup point) to approximately 7.00 pm

Price: £25, including £10 non-refundable / non-transferrable deposit

Booking essential

Telephone: 0116 239 4271

E-mail: joan.kightley@virgin.net

August 2018

Sun
12

Outing to Titchwell RSPB Reserve

Location: Humberstone Gate pick up point (opposite Sainsbury's, 58-62 Humberstone Gate)

Coach departs 7.30 am promptly from Humberstone Gate, Leicester (opposite Sainsbury's) LE1 3PJ and arrives back in Leicester at approximately 7.00 pm.

Additional Pick Up Points - please state when booking. It is essential that we know who is expected at which pick-up point, especially if there are any last-minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather.
Times Are Approximate - please be at your pick-up point 5 minutes earlier than listed.
A Loughborough (Paul Winson's Depot) 7.00 AM
B Birstall (A6 Sibson Rd) 7.15 AM
C Redhill Roundabout 7.20 AM
D Stoughton Drive junction with Leicester Road (by Leicester Botanic Gardens) 7.40 AM
E Request stops on A47

Postcode: LE1 3PJ (Google map)

Coach trip to Titchwell Marsh, RSPB, for hopefully plenty of returning migrants and waders. The reserve attracts large numbers of migrating birds due to it's location on the north Norfolk coast and is excellent for sea watching.

For more detailed information about the reserve see: http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/t/titchwellmarsh/index.aspx

Time: 7.30 am (earlier if using alternative pickup point) to approximately 7.00 pm

Price: £25, including £10 non-refundable / non-transferrable deposit

Booking essential

Telephone: 0116 239 4271

E-mail: joan.kightley@virgin.net

September 2018

Fri
21

The RSPB in Sherwood Forest

Location: Leicester Local Group's indoor meetings are held on a Friday night at the Methodist Hall, Harborough Road, Oadby, LE2 4LA. This is on a bus route and there is ample free parking on site. For location map see: http://www.oadbymethodist.co.uk/?page=contact

Meetings are open to members and non-members alike.

We have some excellent and knowledgeable speakers, so please bring your friends and support both them and the group. Refreshments (coffee/tea and biscuits) are usually available.

Postcode: LE2 4LA (Google map)

The RSPB's Nadia Archer will tell us about this exciting new venture, how and why the RSPB became involved with the National Nature Reserve at Sherwood Forest and what the future looks like.

Time: 7.30 pm to about 9.30 pm

Price: Currently £3.50 per person to cover cost of speaker and room hire

Telephone: 0116 429 9511

E-mail: lindahardcastle44@hotmail.com

Sun
23

Coach Trip to Holme Dunes, Norfolk

Location: Coach departs 7.30 am promptly from Humberstone Gate, Leicester (opposite Sainsbury's) LE1 3PJ and arrives back in Leicester at approximately 7.00 pm.

Additional Pick Up Points - please state when booking. It is essential that we know who is expected at which pick-up point, especially if there are any last-minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather.

Times Are Approximate - please be at your pick-up point 5 minutes earlier than listed.
A Loughborough (Paul Winson's Depot) 7.00 AM
B Birstall (A6 Sibson Rd) 7.15 AM
C Redhill Roundabout 7.20 AM
D Stoughton Drive junction with Leicester Road (by Leicester Botanic Gardens) 7.40 AM
E REQUEST STOPS on A47

Postcode: LE1 3PJ (Google map)

Anything can turn up at this Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve where The Wash meets the North Sea. Its location attracts large numbers of migrants and the various important habitats support many wildlife species including natterjack toads, butterflies and dragonflies, and plants such as sea buckthorn.

There is more information on the Norfolk Wildlife Trust website at: http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/holme-dunes

Time: 7.30 am (earlier if using alternative pickup point) to approximately 7.00 pm

Price: £25, including £10 non-refundable / non-transferrable deposit

Booking essential

Telephone: 0116 239 4271

E-mail: joan.kightley@virgin.net

October 2018

Sun
14

Coach trip to Spurn Point National Nature Reserve

Location: Coach departs 7.30am promptly from Humberstone Gate, Leicester (opposite Sainsbury's). Arrival back in Leicester at approximately 7.00pm.
Pick up points:
Additional Pick Up Points - Please state when booking
Times Are Approximate - Please Be At Your Pick Up 5 Minutes Earlier
A Loughborough (Paul Winson's Depot) 7.00 AM
B Birstall (A6 Sibson Rd) 7.15 AM
C Redhill Roundabout 7.20 AM
H County Hall 7.40 AM
Postcode: LE1 3PJ (Google map)

We will be visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's Spurn Point, one of the Group's regular destinations which we have visited in September for several years. This time we are going in October.

Spurn is a truly unique place on the north bank of the entrance to the River Humber, where almost anything can turn up. Those who know it well will be aware that this coastal area is particularly dynamic, the tidal surge of December 2013 in particular having removed a section of the road so that the point is now an island at high tide.

For more information see the Trust's website at: http://www.ywt.org.uk/reserves/spurn-nature-reserve

Time: 7.30am to 7.30pm

Price: £25, including £10 non-refundable / non-transferrable deposit

Booking essential

Telephone: 0116 239 4271

E-mail: joan.kightley@virgin.net

Fri
19

Indoor Meeting - Trinidad and Tobago - Home of the Hummingbird

Location: Leicester Local Group's indoor meetings are held on a Friday night at the Methodist Hall, Harborough Road, Oadby, LE2 4LA. This is on a bus route and there is ample free parking on site. For location map see: http://www.oadbymethodist.co.uk/?page=contact

Meetings are open to members and non-members alike.

We have some excellent and knowledgeable speakers who support their talks with some amazing and beautiful images, so please bring your friends and support the speakers and the group. Refreshments (coffee/tea and biscuits) are usually available.

Postcode: LE2 4LA (Google map)

Ashley Grove will give us not only some lovely images of these little jewels, but some interesting facts about some of the smallest birds in the world.

Time: 7.30 pm to about 9.30 pm

Price: £3.50 per person to cover cost of speaker and room hire

Telephone: 0116 429 9511

E-mail: lindahardcastle44@hotmail.com