Trip reports

Nuthatch on branch

Saturday, 25 January 2020

The RSPB's annual bird count More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Almost too windy for birding! More...

Seaton Sluice - Local Walk

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Blustery winds, mince pies and biscuits to start the New Year. More...

Drake teal profile

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

'Twas on a cold and frosty morning........ More...

Marsh Harrier (female), close up of head

Saturday, 14 December 2019

A long trip but a great day. More...

Big Waters - Local Walk

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

And only a couple of miles outside Newcastle. More...

Restoring Ratty - Indoor Meeting

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

A "Wind in the Willows" night of Water Voles. More...

Rainton Meadows - Field Trip

Saturday, 16 November 2019

A Durham Wildlife Trust star site. More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Torrential rain didn't spoil the morning. More...

Goldfinch on seed feeder

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Home of the (missing) Red Kite! More...

Members Evening & AGM

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The "boring" bit and then the entertaining bit! More...

Nuthatch on branch

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Woodland and water birds - and was it a Red Squirrel? More...

Dark-bellied brent goose on water at Hayling Island

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Another wet day on Holy Island - but still magic. More...

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Dolphins and sea birds! More...

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

It's not only birds, they are all important. More...

Redshank perched on post

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Good bird count despite the weather. More...

Male merlin perched on mossy hummock, Shetland Isles

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Marsh Harriers, Merlins and more! More...

St Mary's Island - Local Walk

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Nithering winds, heavy showers, but still good birding. More...

Castle Island - Local Walk

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

River Wansbeck delights. More...

Bowes Valley N. R, Kibblesworth - Local Walk

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Here be Dragons, too! More...

Smardale - Field Trip

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Persistent rain, few birds, even fewer butterflies but the flowers were good! More...

Tree sparrow on twig

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

A glorious summer mornings walk. More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

A bright, sunny evenings walk and annoying midges! More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Harsh weather but good birding. More...

St Abbs Head - Field Trip

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Rugged cliffs for nesting seabirds. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

An evening walk on the disused railway line. More...

Tree sparrow on twig

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

In the shadow of the Cheviots. More...

Swallow perched on wire fence in Spain

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Two reservoirs but very different locations and birds. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Former industrial site to Nature Reserve. More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Beautiful Spring weather. More...

Nosterfield Nature Reserve & Quarry- Field Trip

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Traffic Hell to Birding Heaven! More...

Hauxley - Local Walk

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

A snowy start More...

Avocet wading in water

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Targeting the RSPB Logo! More...

Holy Island, Budle Bay & Stag Rocks - Field Trip

Saturday, 16 March 2019

The weather almost spoils our Group's first "Spring" visit. More...

Chiffchaff standing on gorse

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

A variety of habitats. More...

NWT Hauxley - Local Walk

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Spring is sprung at last! More...

Low Barnes & Sunderland Bridge - Field Trip

Saturday, 16 February 2019

A Durham Wildlife Trust reserve and a previously unlisted site. More...

Male goldeneye

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Frozen Reservoirs! More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Saturday, 26 January 2019

The RSPB's yearly bird count. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Ha'penny Woods to Blyth Estuary More...

Male goldeneye

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Favourite sites on the N. E. Coast More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

A bracing start to the New Year! More...

Snipe perched on fence post

Saturday, 8 December 2018

West Coast Waders More...

The Birds of Coquet Island - Paul Morrison

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Roseate Terns and more! More...

RSPB Saltholme - Field Trip

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Hartlepool Headland and the our "local" RSPB reserve. More...

Snipe perched on fence post

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

A favourite local reserve. More...

Holy Island - Field Trip

Saturday, 13 October 2018

The incessant rain did not dampen the spirits. More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Lowland Heath from an old colliery site. More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The story of a favourite local reserve. More...

Druridge Bay Nature Reserve - Field Trip

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Startled by a Kestrel. More...

Redshank perched on post

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

More than Gulls on the River Tyne! More...

Reed warbler singing in reedbed

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Good rewards from an underwatched area. More...

RSPB Fairburn Ings - Field Trip

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Spoonbills, dragonflies and butterflies (or England's World Cup Football!) More...

Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve - Local Walk

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Colliery pit heaps into wonderful nature More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Another birding day in the Cheviots. More...

Coquet Island - Field Trip (Own transport)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

The RSPB's Northumberland Coast Gem! More...

St Mary's Island - Local Walk

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Our local Coast and Wetland hotspot. More...

Cuckoo perched in tree

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Early migrants and spectacular scenery in the Cheviots. More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Nature under lock and key! A reserve on Army land. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Signs of Spring? More...

Male merlin perched on old fence post, Shetland

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Hen Harriers, merlins and more great bird watching. More...

Male goldeneye

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Good birding for the hardy few not put off by the bad weather! More...

Nuthatch on branch

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

A Nature event in Jesmond Dene More...

Goosander on water

Saturday, 17 March 2018

A wild and windy day on the Coast. More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Thawing snow but signs of spring More...

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

A significant presentation on this iconic and endangered bird showing why they and The RSPB deserves our support. More...

Caerlaverock - Field Trip

Saturday, 24 February 2018

A great day at the Wetland and Wildlife Trust site More...

Boldon Flats - Local Walk

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

From Mandarin Ducks to Foxes. More...

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Talk by the Reserve Manager, Stephen Westerburg More...

Family watching garden birds

Saturday, 27 January 2018

A re-visit to Jesmond Dene. More...

Redshank perched on post

Saturday, 13 January 2018

New Year trip to some favourite Northumberland sites. More...

Jesmond Dene - Local Walk

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Quality bird watching in Newcastle. More...

Wylam Riverside - Local Walk

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Merry Birders on the Tyne. More...

Giles Knight surveying choughs, N. Antrim

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A look at people and bird watching. More...

Hartlepool Headland and RSPB Saltholme - Field Trip

Saturday, 2 December 2017

A visit to our local RSPB reserve. More...

Blanchland and Derwent Reservoir - Field Trip

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Great bird watching on a cold, windy day. More...

Male wigeon swimming

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A good mornings bird with Roe Deer as well. More...

Holy Island - Field Trip

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Our annual birding "pilgrimage" to wild and windy Lindisfarne. More...

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

From heavy industry to wildlife friendly. More...

Avocet wading in water

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Birds that could have been modern-day Dodos. More...

RSPB Leighton Moss - Field Trip

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Birds, otters and dragonflies at this RSPB Reserve. More...

St Mary's Island - Local Walk

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Great birding at a favourite coastal site. More...

Nightjar on ground among heather

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Nightjars were worth the midges biting!! More...

Smardale - Field Trip

Saturday, 15 July 2017

A good day for the flowers. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Birding in beautiful northern Northumberland More...

Cuckoo perched in tree

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Poor weather but great birding! More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Great birding in Gateshead More...

Jesmond Dene - Local Walk

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Birding near the centre of Newcastle More...

Ingram Valley, Branton & Hedgeley Gravel Pits - Local Walk

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A favourite birding trip of moorland, river and former gravel pits More...

Redshank perched on post

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Improving the lot of wildlife in the North Pennines. More...

Upper Teesdale - Field Trip

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Moorland birds galore More...

Holywell Dene & Pond - Local Walk

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

A great woodland, river and lake walk. More...

Plessey Woods - Local Walk

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Spring woodland birds and flowers. More...

Tree sparrow on twig

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Colliery site to wildlife park More...

Bamburgh and Low Newton

Saturday, 18 March 2017

The wonders of our North-east coastline More...

Otter among seaweed

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

An evening with North-east based wildlife photographer More...

Newburn Country Park - Local Walk

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Good birding, and a little history, close to Newcastle. More...

Drake teal profile

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A wet, but productive, trip to Cumbria!! More...

Saltwell Park - Local Walk

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Birding in central Gateshead. More...