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.

March 2018

Sun
4

Coach trip to Conway RSPB reserve and Llanfairfechan

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 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
H County Hall 7.40 AM

Postcode: LE1 3PJ (Google map)

For late winter visitors, dipper, grey wagtail, grebes and divers.
Situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary, with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, the Conway RSPB reserve is delightful at any time of year. Birds can always be seen from the visitor centre, and more than 200 different species have been seen at this reserve. See: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/c/conwy/index.aspx

For sea watching we go to Llanfairfechan overlooking the Menai Strait.

Time: 7.30 am to 7.00 pm

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

Booking essential

Telephone: 0116 239 4271

E-mail: joan.kightley@virgin.net

Fri
16

Indoor Meeting - Skydancers

Location: Leicester Local Group's indoor meetings are held on a Friday night at the Methodist Hall, Harborough Road, Oadby. 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)

KEITH OFFORD explores this fascinating group of birds, the harrier, of which there are 11 species throughout the world, with particular emphasis on our own hen harrier, which Keith has studied and worked with on the uplands of Wales since 1974.

Time: 7.30 pm to about 9.30 pm

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

Telephone: 0116 429 9511

E-mail: lindahardcastle44@hotmail.com