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 (or call David on 020 8989 4746).

*** INFO to VIEW or PRINT ***
On the 'News' page, there is a list of archived News items by month
- click on October 2018 and then the 'Download file' links for
......2018/19 TALKS leaflet ......2018/19 OUT & ABOUT leaflet ......2018/19 COACH info

St Mary's Church is near the junction with Chelmsford Road. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line). Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.

You can find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nelondon) and Twitter @RSPBNELondonGrp.

* Valentines Park - free bird walks every Tuesday at 9.30am (as long as it's not very wet or windy). Meet at the Mansion - contact Mike 07973 724 969 for more details *

November 2018

Sat
24

Coach trip: RSPB Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex

Location: RSPB Pulborough Brooks reserve, West Sussex
Postcode: RH20 2EL (Google map)

RSPB Havering and North East London Local Groups have joined forces for coach trips. There is a 7.00am pick-up at Redbridge Tube Station, then 7.05 at Gants Hill, then 7.10 at Newbury Park. Mike Hughes, RSPB Havering Group Leader, is the contact point for bookings and has kindly taken on the extra work for our members.

Pulborough Brooks is set in the sheltered Arun Valley within the South Downs National Park.
The Visitor Centre and reserve are open all year and boast a great variety of habitats including wetlands, woodland, and heathland. Pulborough Brooks is a haven for a wide range of wildlife and the reserve offers a good cross-section of passerines, waders and wildfowl.
It also has four hides and three viewpoints, a café and toilet facilities.

Please book before 16 November 2018 (preferably earlier, to ensure coach trip runs)

For details about booking (including booking forms, payment, pick-up points etc.) please read / print the two-page document under 'Download file' on the 'Monthly Coach Trips' News Item dated 31st October 2018.
[www.rspb.org.uk/groups/images/13112018014509.pdf]

Time: 7am to 7pm

Price: £20 per person (please bring your RSPB membership card)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01708 250585 07967 343861

E-mail: mikeboyo15@gmail.com

December 2018

Tue
11

Local Wildlife Talk & Social Evening

Location: Gwinnell Room, St Mary's Church
207 High Road, South Woodford E18 2PA
Latitude/longitude: 51.597870,0.020750 (Google map)

Relax from Christmas preparations!
Our talk about local wildlife will be given by two members of Buteo (who lead East London Bird Forum walks) so a chance to chat to them about what they do. They'll also be providing a quiz. Roy is a keen photographer so there will be no shortage of excellent images.
Come and enjoy a get together with, in addition to the short talk, a selection from a quiz, free raffle and home made treats such as mince pies and other goodies. They were delicious last year!

Time: 8 pm

Price: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members; £4.50 for non-members; (no charge for schoolchildren)

Telephone: 020 8989 4746

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sun
16

Guided Walk: Hainault Forest Country Park

Location: Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell
Latitude/longitude: 51.617806,0.130896 (Google map)

Come and join us for a local walk in this large park with woodlands (one of Redbridge's Green Flag Award open spaces) - with Richard Nelson as our leader.

With a mixture of open grassland, woodland and a small lake, this large parkland offers a varied habitat. We expect to see raptors such as Sparrowhawks and Buzzards here as they skirt the edge of the woodland. We'll be checking the lake for a variety of waterfowl and on the open ground, we'll be on the look out for Green Woodpeckers feeding and Stonechats perched up on-top of the gorse. Meadow Pipits are normally seen, as well as Skylarks feeding within the grassy tussocks. Within the wooded areas, we'll be trying to spot mixed flocks of tits and hopefully the tiny Goldcrest too!

Please contact us to provide your details so we can tell you of any late changes (and to make sure we do not have too many people on the walk).
For all outings we advise strong waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing plus, of course, binoculars.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2.00 for RSPB & WREN members; £3.00 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

January 2019

Tue
8

Illustrated Talk: Gardening for Wildlife (+AGM)

Location: Gwinnell Room, St Mary's Church, 207 High Road, South Woodford
Latitude/longitude: 51.597870,0.020750 (Google map)


Adrian Thomas is the author of the RSPB's 'Gardening for Wildlife', and he does just that in his own garden - as you will gather from his blog on th RSPB Community website.

Time: 8 pm

Price: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members; £4.50 for non-members; (no charge for schoolchildren)

Telephone: 020 8989 4746

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
12

Guided Walk: Fishers Green

Location: Fishers Green, Waltham Abbey
Latitude/longitude: 51.710264,-0.008368 (Google map)

Come and join us for a local walk at the Lee Valley site of Fishers Green with Richard Nelson as our leader.


Please contact us to provide your details so we can tell you of any late changes (and to make sure we do not have too many people on the walk).
For all outings we advise strong waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing plus, of course, binoculars.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2.00 for RSPB & WREN members; £3.00 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
26

Coach trip: RSPB Dungeness, Kent

Location: RSPB Dungeness Reserve
(nearest town is Lydd, Kent)
Postcode: TN29 9PN (Google map)

RSPB Havering and North East London Local Groups have joined forces for coach trips. There is a 7.00am pick-up at Redbridge Tube Station, then 7.05 at Gants Hill, then 7.10 at Newbury Park. Mike Hughes, RSPB Havering Group Leader, is the contact point for bookings and has kindly taken on the extra work for our members.

The reserve is set amidst mile after mile of shingle. From the visitor centre you can look out through a huge picture window at all the water-birds on the large gravel pit just outside, often a rare grebe or diver is among them. There are six hides on the main nature trail.

The position of Dungeness, jutting into the English Channel, makes it ideally placed to watch for migrant birds arriving or departing, with wheatears, swallows, martins and warblers regularly seen.
The visitor centre has a gift shop and sell hot and cold drinks and confectionary.
There is a separate toilet facility.

Please book before 19 January 2019 (preferably earlier, to ensure the coach trip runs)

For details about booking (including booking forms, payment, pick-up points etc.) please read / print the two-page document under 'Download file' on the 'Monthly Coach Trips' News Item dated 31st October 2018.
[See www.rspb.org.uk/groups/images/13112018014509.pdf]

Time: 7am to 7pm

Price: Seats cost £20 each (please bring your RSPB membership card)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01708 250585 07967 343861

E-mail: mikeboyo15@gmail.com

February 2019

Sun
10

Guided Walk: King George V Reservoir

Location: KGV Reservoir, Chingford
Postcode: E4 7PX (Google map)

Come and join us for a local walk at King George V Reservoir with Richard Nelson as our leader.

Richard has arranged for us to have access to this Chingford reservoir (the entrance is via a locked gate).
A tarmac path has been put down around the reservoir, so should be fine under foot.

Public transport: The nearest railway stations are Ponders End, about 1.5km west of the reservoir entrance, and Chingford, about 2.5km to the east. Both are national rail stations with services from London Liverpool Street. Bus route 313 (Chingford to Potters Bar) runs along Lea Valley Road, starting at Chingford railway station and passing close to Ponders End station. Other bus routes that stop nearby are 215, 385 and 505.

Please contact us to provide your details so we can tell you of any late changes (and to make sure we do not have too many people on the walk).

For all outings we advise strong waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing plus, of course, binoculars.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2.00 for RSPB & WREN members; £3.00 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
23

Coach trip: RSPB Frampton Marsh Reserve, Lincs

Location: RSPB Frampton Reserve, Frampton, Boston, Lincs
Postcode: PE20 1AY (Google map)

RSPB Havering and North East London Local Groups have joined forces for coach trips. There is a 7.00am pick-up at Redbridge Tube Station, then 7.05 at Gants Hill, then 7.10 at Newbury Park. Mike Hughes, RSPB Havering Group Leader, is the contact point for bookings and has kindly taken on the extra work for our members.

A major new extension to this coastal wetland reserve includes a reedbed, large freshwater scrapes and wet grassland. These habitats have all been created to bring the wildlife of the Wash closer to you.

Frampton Marsh is at the leading edge of visitor and habitat nature conservation planning. Designed to maximise every aspect of the new habitats and facilities for wildlife and visitors. There are three hides for you to view nature.

New facilities include a visitor centre with toilets and a refreshments area where you can get a hot or cold drink and a snack.

Please book by 15 February 2019 (preferably earlier, to ensure coach trip runs)

For details about booking (including booking forms, payment, pick-up points etc.) please read / print the two-page document under 'Download file' on the 'Monthly Coach Trips' News Item dated 31st October 2018.
[See www.rspb.org.uk/groups/images/13112018014509.pdf]

Time: 7am to 7pm

Price: Seats cost £20 each (please bring your RSPB membership card)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01708 250585 07967 343861

E-mail: mikeboyo15@gmail.com