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.

February 2020

Sat
8

Wild-Isle - The Wildlife of Wight - Dave Fairlamb

Location: St Philip & St James' Church Hall
King's Road
Fleet
Hants
Postcode: GU51 3AR (Google map)

Having recently moved to the Isle of Wight, Dave's talk on this occasion will take us from the spectacular coastline to the chalk downs, the wetlands and woodlands, showing the Isle of Wight's rich wildlife habitats. With one of the populations of red squirrels in southern England, home to the rare Glanville fritillary butterfly and scarlet sea anemone, it is quite unique.

It can be a bird-watcher's paradise, with thousands of wintering wildfowl and waders. Nightingales, nightjars and bitterns breed and the island is a hotspot during spring and autumn migration with regular rarities. With seabirds and cetaceans in the surrounding seas, it is truly a Wild-Isle

Dave is coming all the way from the island to present this talk, so please make a note in your diaries to come along and support him.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Free to RSPB North East Hants Local Group Members - Non Members of Local Group - £3.00

Telephone: 01252 713010

E-mail: nehantsrspb@gmail.com

Sun
16

Field Trip to Blashford Lakes

Location: Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve
Ellingham Drove
Ringwood
Hants
Postcode: BH20 3PJ (Google map)

RSPB North East Hants Local Group visit to this Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust reserve to look for wintering wildfowl, grebes, gulls and passerines.

Time: 9.15 am - 4.00 pm

Price: Free to RSPB N E Hants Local Group Members - Non Members of Group - £3.00 (Reserve Donation requested)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01276 29434

E-mail: nehantsrspb@gmail.com

March 2020

Sun
1

Field Trip to Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve

Location: Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve
Cliff Road
Fareham
Hants
Postcode: PO14 3JT (Google map)

RSPB North East Hants Local Group visit to Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve to see waders, wildfowl and gulls on the scrapes and hopefully a variety of birds in the surrounding habitat.

Time: 9.15 am

Price: Reserve Entrance Adults - £4.25, Seniors - £4.00 - Non Members of North East Hants Local Group - £3.00 Donation

Booking essential

Telephone: 01276 29434

E-mail: nehantsrspb@gmail.com

Sat
7

Birding East of the Adriatic - Roger Beck

Location: The Memorial Hall
Sandy Lane
Church Crookham
Fleet
Hants
Postcode: GU52 8LD (Google map)

In spring, the landscapes of former Yugoslavia range from snow-covered limestone peaks with deep rocky canyons to sun-drenched beaches bordering turquoise seas. The wildlife of the region is equally varied and fascinating. Pygmy cormorants, Dalmatian pelicans and black-headed buntings are at the western edge of their breeding range here. Migrant species, such as red-footed falcons, glossy ibis and yellow wagtails head north in large numbers; and the flower-rich countryside abounds in colourful birds, such as golden orioles, hoopoes and bee-eaters.

Unsurprisingly, ever more British wildlife travel companies like Natjretrek and Travelling Naturalist are offering trips to the area.

Focussing mostly on birds, this talk is based on three highly enjoyable week-long visits to Montenegro, the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia and the town of Mostar in Herzegovina.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Free to RSPB North East Hants Local Group Members. Non Members of Local Group - £3.00

Telephone: 01252 713010

E-mail: nehantsrspb@gmail.com

April 2020

Sat
18

Food for the Birds - Eat in or Take Away - Brian Nobbs

Location: The Memorial Hall
Sandy Lane
Church Crookham
Fleet
Hants
Postcode: GU52 8LD (Google map)

Brian Nobbs will start the local group's new Programme of Events with this interesting talk on how birds have found a way to exploit every food source - from everyday birds like gulls to the copper-rumped hummingbird and the Andean condor.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Free to RSPB North East Hants Local Group Members. Non Members of Local Group - £3.00

Telephone: 01252 713010

E-mail: nehantsrspb@gmail.com