Trip reports

Friday, 19 January 2018

The October Trip set off for Titchwell during the tail end of Storm Brian so we had a very windy day, but despite the wind we saw a reasonable number of species. More...

Sunday, 23 July 2017

We left Leicester in overcast conditions which persisted throughout the day and by the time we reached Minsmere it was warm with occasional heavy showers. In spite of (or perhaps because of) this we had an excellent birding day. More...

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Our April trip to Yorkshire was full of birds. More...

Monday, 18 April 2016

Visit to Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, run by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust on 27th March 2016 More...

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Trip to Titchwell RSPB reserve, 9th August 2015 More...

Sunday, 14 June 2015

The day started well for those who boarded the coach in Leicester with a good view of the town centre peregrine as it flew round in response to a passing cormorant. More...

Male bearded tit perching on Phragmites

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Unlike our regular coach driver, I like Spurn Point. In fact it is one of my favourite spots; there is always something to see. More...

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Enjoyable day at Potteric Carr, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Reserve, near Doncaster More...

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Due to severe flooding in Berkshire, our intended destination, we once again found ourselves heading for Norfolk where drier and brighter weather was forecast and a favourite with our group. More...

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Not just birds at these nature reserves, but a wealth of butterflies, damselflies and wild flowers to delight the eye. More...

Male bearded tit perching on Phragmites

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Our visit to the Dee Estuary reserves in Cheshire - Burton Mere wetlands and RSPB Parkgate - was rescheduled from February due to bad weather conditions, and took place on 3rd March. More...

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Trip to Cley Marshes, Norfolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve More...

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Leicester Local Group enjoyed a good day out at Spurn Point National Nature Reserve on Sunday 14th October 2012. More...

Friday, 5 October 2012

18 members of the Leicester Local Group enjoyed a weekend in Kent from 5th to 7th October 2012, based at the Langhorne Garden Hotel, Folkestone. More...

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Since the Group's last visit to Titchwell, a new trail and new viewing screens have been opened, which had to be sampled. More...

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Raptors and bittern highlights of day trip to Minsmere. More...

Sunday, 22 July 2012

A former gravel and sand quarrying area, North Cave Wetlands, run by The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, was the morning destination for our first July trip for some years, and it was well worth the visit, not only for the birds, but for the abundance of wildflowers, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, caterpillars etc. More...

Sunday, 10 June 2012

After another week of abysmal weather we set off for North Wales in warm sunshine, which thankfully didn't break until we were well on our way home. More...

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Denaby Ings and Potteric Carr, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserves, 13th May 2012 More...

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Moore Nature Reserve, Cheshire, March 11th 2012 More...

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Day trip to Martin Mere WWT Reserve in Lancashire on 12th February 2012 More...

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Long weekend to Somerset, 26th-29th January 2012, staying at Laburnum House Lodge Hotel, West Huntspill More...

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Coach trip to Norfolk to visit Wells-next-the-Sea and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve at Cley Marshes More...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Filey/Scarborough trip More...

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Coach trip to Weeting Heath NWT and Lakenheath Fen 26th June 2011 More...

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Coach trip to Highnam Woods and Nagshead RSPB Reserve Gloucestershire, May 8th 2011 More...

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Day trip to RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk, 17th April 2011 More...

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Day trip by coach to to Paxton Pits and Nene Washes reserves in Cambridgeshire More...

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Weekend staying at the Gypsy Hill Hotel Exeter, 3rd-6th February 2011 More...