Trip reports

Glanford & Bayfield Estate

Saturday, 13 April 2019

The weather was clear when we arrived and the appearance of a red kite over the car park and the track provided a perfect start. More...

RSPB Minsmere

Sunday, 17 March 2019

After a week of lashing rain and gale force winds I wondered whether anyone would dare to turn out for this event, but determination prevailed and eleven of us arrived for a windy but generally fine day. More...

Drake teal profile

Sunday, 17 February 2019

A glorious morning brought 15 people out for this spring adventure, and the sightings of great spotted woodpecker and bullfinch from our cars gave a good indication of the rest of the day. More...

Great tit perched in small tree

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Using Eaton Park as a starting point appeared to be an excellent location, until you consider the Park Run. I arrived at 9.30 to find a continuous procession of people running around the park. More...

Male chaffinch singing on branch

Sunday, 9 December 2018

We got off to a good start with a pair of redpolls appearing in trees just outside the visitors centre, and a small group of pinkfeet flying over us. More...

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

Saturday, 10 November 2018

As a first visit to this Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve, 13 people turned up on a beautiful warm sunny morning. More...

Bittern feeding in reedbeds

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Heading back towards the visitor centre and lunch, a bittern lifted from the reeds just to our left and flew south to the other end of the reserve in clear view all the way. More...

Swallow perched on wire fence in Spain

Sunday, 16 September 2018

This use of a walk around the Bayfield Estate started very well, with swallows and house martins swooping over the car park and a group of around 50 house sparrows feeding on the hedge More...

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

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Apart from a day's birdwatching in Barbados, I do not think I have ever had a session as warm as this morning. More...

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Ten of us met in the car park, with a garden warbler singing in the scrub on the east side, and 6 swifts passed over the meadow. More...

Lakenheath Fen & Weeting Heath

Saturday, 12 May 2018

After watching reed buntings, goldfinches and a kingfisher around the centre pond, we progressed into the reserve and along East Wood, attempting to identify the dragonflies and butterflies that appeared to be all around us. More...

Hawk and Owl Trust, Sculthorpe Moor

Saturday, 17 February 2018

It was a glorious sunny day when 13 group members met in the car park of the Hawk and Owl Trust reserve at Sculthorpe Moor. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Everyone was then encouraged when we saw a nuthatch flying into a remote tree in the middle of the park. More...

Bittern walking on edge of reedbed

Saturday, 9 December 2017

A large crowd started to gather outside; a short while later starlings started to arrive, just a few then they grew in numbers and started to murmurate More...