Trip reports

Flock of pink-footed geese at dawn over Loch of Strathbeg

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Our winter coach trip to Pagham was a wet and windy affair, packed with nice birds and great spirit. More...

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Saturday, 16 January 2016

The sun was shining for our annual field trip to Bedgebury Pinetum - home to some of our most sought after species. More...

Male goldeneye

Sunday, 20 December 2015

A fantastic turn-out for our annual trip to Dunge! More...

Oystercatcher wading in shallow water

Saturday, 21 November 2015

A hardy few turned out for a wet and windy day in north Kent! More...

Female great tit

Sunday, 25 October 2015

32 members turned up for our annual trip to Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. More...

Flowering heather at the RSPB Arne nature reserve

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Members made our annual trip into East Sussex to explore the beautiful Ashdown Forest. More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

Sunday, 9 August 2015

An afternoon walk on the chalk grassland above Wye in beautiful sunshine. More...

Spotted flycatcher on perch

Friday, 17 July 2015

A beautiful walk was enjoyed exploring the hidden parts of the famous Bedgebury Pinetum More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Nightjars didn't fail to show themselves during a beautiful evening walk in Hemsted Forest. More...

Barn owl looking over its shoulder

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Hot and sunny weather were the ideal conditions for exploring the Norfolk Broads for our group's Summer coach trip. More...

House martin in flight

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Orchids and birds were a delight to be seen on the Essex soil. More...

Chiffchaff standing on gorse

Saturday, 30 May 2015

A brilliant selection of woodland bird species were found during our 3 hour circuit of this ancient woodland. More...

Male redstart perched on branch

Sunday, 3 May 2015

With spring in full swing, May is arguably the best time to visit the New Forest. First our first coach trip of the year we enjoyed a fantastic day out wit lots of special birds. More...

House martin in flight

Sunday, 26 April 2015

6 members arrived early at the Stodmarsh NNR for a damp but successful days birding in East Kent. More...

Great tit perched in small tree

Saturday, 11 April 2015

17 turned out for to explore the trails around this large woodland wildlife haven on the North Downs. More...

Tree sparrow on twig

Sunday, 8 March 2015

17 members turned up to a bright spring-like day on the Dungeness Peninsula. More...

Short-eared owl sitting on the ground

Saturday, 21 February 2015

A bright and sunny day on the Isle of Sheppey - one of the best places for winter birding! More...

Dark-bellied brent goose on water at Hayling Island

Saturday, 7 February 2015

12 hardy members spent 3 hours birdwatching out in the Medway Estuary. More...

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Our annual field trip to this famous arboretum for our specialist woodland species. More...

Robin sitting in grass

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A beautiful frosty morning greeted the group at this wonderful woodland and wetland reserve. More...

Drake teal profile

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Plenty of waders and wildfowl to excite us on the Medway Estuary. More...

Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, Norfolk

Saturday, 11 October 2014

A beautiful autumn day for our group's visit to this top reserve on the North Kent Marshes. More...

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Blowy conditions greeted us for our annual visit to the bird observatory at Sandwich Bay, our first field trip of the new events programme. More...

Harrietsham and North Downs Way

Sunday, 24 August 2014

We were fortunate to have the best day of the Bank Holiday for our North Downs walk. More...

Rye Harbour National Nature Reserve

Saturday, 9 August 2014

A sunny but blustery Saturday greeted members in the Rye Harbour car park for the first field trip of the month, where we decided to walk the full circular trail from the sea front to Castle Water. More...

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Seven members met on the cliff tops of Folkestone for a butterfly themed walk in East Kent. More...

Saturday, 12 July 2014

It was warm and 'muggy' for our annual visit to the south-east's largest wetland. More...

Friday, 4 July 2014

16 people met for this special dusk walk at the Northward Hill RSPB Reserve on the Isle of Grain. More...

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Hemsted Forest was the venue this year for our annual trip out in the hope of catching up with this nocturnal migrant. More...

Saturday, 14 June 2014

14 members enjoyed a walk down to the hides and back on this wonderful reserve with a good mix of species seen. More...

Sunday, 1 June 2014

A beautiful sunny day greeted us for our annual visit to this stunning part of East Sussex. More...

Friday, 23 May 2014

Five members enjoyed a pleasant four and a half hour walk around Cliffe. More...

Saturday, 10 May 2014

After just a few metres from leaving the coach we had managed to spot a few of the target species already, and there was much more to come. More...

Sunday, 4 May 2014

7 members made the early start for the 100 species challenge. We began our walk in part of the Forestry Commission's Orlestone Forest. More...

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The rainy weather cleared for a warm sunny evening walk around New Hythe Lakes for this Easter Sunday walk. More...

Friday, 11 April 2014

With spring migrants really starting to the pile into the country, what better place to be than Kent's east coast! More...

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sunshine and showers for our visit to this East Sussex reserve. More...

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Our coach trip to Thetford was blessed with beautiful sunshine, perfect! More...

Sunday, 23 February 2014

18 members met on a cold and windy Sunday morning ready for a walk along the Greensand Way. More...

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Those of you that didn't attend this special guided tour of the Sissinghurst estate missed a real treat. More...

Friday, 31 January 2014

Yet again the weather failed us for our third meeting of the month. More...

Sunday, 26 January 2014

With heavy rain and storms forecast for the afternoon of our Bedgebury visit it was no surprise that half of the members booked on the walk decided to opt out. More...

Sunday, 12 January 2014

The RSPB's Rolf Williams led 21 of us on a stroll out to see the new RSPB reserve, Great Bells Farm. More...

Monday, 6 January 2014

A blustery day greeted members for a walk around this excellent RSPB wetland reserve. More...

Sunday, 15 December 2013

11 members met in the main car park for a walk around one of Kent's oldest and largest parks. More...

Saturday, 16 November 2013

With a wide variety of habitats there are plenty of birds to be found at this key Essex reserve. More...

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Strong winds blew at Reculver for our first field trip of November. More...

Friday, 25 October 2013

A strong cold northerly wind blew inland from the sea, making conditions quite difficult on the sea wall, but a great selection of gulls were seen. More...

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sunny spells and heavy showers greeted members at Oare this morning. More...

Saturday, 5 October 2013

A pleasant three hour stroll resulted in 29 bird species being seen. More...

Sunday, 22 September 2013

On a bright but blowy morning, 9 members explored the habitats at the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. More...