Trip reports

Lea Valley for Bitterns

Sunday, 25 February 2018

An obliging Water Rail and fabulous Finches More...

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

Thursday, 28 September 2017

What would we see on a beautiful sunny Bank Holiday Monday? More...

Reeds at sunset, Strumpshaw Fen

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Brent Reservoir Bat Walk More...

CANONS PARK and SEVEN ACRE LAKE

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Spring is in the Air More...

A trip to Amwell and Holyfield Hall Farm

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A White-fronted Goose at the end of a grey fronted day More...

Lea Valley for Bitterns

Sunday, 26 February 2017

What would we find on a cool, windy February day? More...

Godwits at Brent Reservoir NR Sunday 11 September 2016

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Two juvenile Black-tailed Godwits at Brent Reservoir NR during RSPB Birdwalk Sunday 11 September 2016 More...

Brent Reservoir NR Birdwalk - Sunday 17th April 2016

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Yellow-browed Warbler & Swift - An April Day of Firsts and a Last! More...

Adult bittern wading in reedbed at Lee Valley Country Park

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Despite the cold northerly wind, ten enthusiast birders gathered at the Bittern Watchpoint in eager anticipation of the elusive Bittern - featured on the background of the current NW London RSPB programme. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Thrushes competing for remaining red berries on Hawthorns. More...

White Darvic ring "UYC"on Black-headed Gull - Brent Reservoir NR Birdwalk Sunday 8 November 2015

Friday, 13 November 2015

A Black-headed Gull, with a white Darvic ring "UYC", banded Denmark, March 2008, was observed at Brent Reservoir on Sunday 8 November 2015 More...

Lesvos Birdwatching Holiday - May 2015

Monday, 15 June 2015

Beautiful weather, friendly hotel and colourful birds - Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Kruper's Nuthatch, Ruppell's Warbler, Cinereous Bunting, Demoiselle Crane, White & Black Storks, plus Balkan Green Lizards and even Agama Lizards doing press-ups on the sun baked rocks. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

No active Woodpecker nest located but a male Sparrowhawk was calling near a probable nest site. More...

The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Sandy - Monday 25 May 2015

Monday, 25 May 2015

An enjoyable morning stint at Sandy followed by an unexpected double Stint at Broom gravel pits. More...

Little ringed plover wading in shallow water

Monday, 20 April 2015

Highlights: Barnacle Goose (of unknown origin), Nesting Grey Heron! Shelducks (pair), Little Ringed Plover (2 pairs), 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Lapwing, 2 Reed Warblers (singing) Sedge Warbler (singing) etc. Total Species Recorded = 56. Cuckoo Flowers / Lady's Smock in bloom. More...

Brent Reservoir NR Sunday 19 April 2015

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Grey Heron nesting on stick nest in the middle of the Northern Marsh! More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Monday, 6 April 2015

Highlights: Garganey (pair), Peregrine Falcon overhead, Pintails, 3 Greenshanks, tumbling Lapwings, noisy Redshanks and a male Ruff. Total Species recorded = 63 More...

Male greenfinch perched on rhododendron bush

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Highlights on The Lake: Pair of Grey Wagtails, pair of nesting Great Crested Grebes, pair of Tufted Ducks and two Herons. Greenfinch singing in the Park. Total Species recorded = 36. More...

Snipe perched on fence post

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Highlights: Cetti's Warbler seen well in the reeds from the Ashby Hide. Kingfisher pair male feeding female a fish & then briefly mating! 4 Shelduck, 2 Red Kites overhead 3 Buzzards & Sparrowhawk More...

Nuthatch on branch

Monday, 2 March 2015

Highlights: Flock of Redwings (c.10) and Nuthatches calling & singing (2 territories) More...

Thursday, 12 February 2015

A slightly longer Birdwalk, led by Bob Husband, but fewer birds about than usual with a total of 39 species recorded. (Also reported: 2 Water Rails and a Reed Bunting.) More...

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Drake Pintail still present in the Northern Marsh. More...

Brent Reservoir NR walk 14th December 2014

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Winter sunshine and bright plumage Ducks, including a drake Pintail. More...

Sunday, 9 November 2014

A Remembrance Sunday walk at Brent Reservoir. More...

Friday, 7 November 2014

Highlights: Kingfisher, 2 Egyptian Geese, Sparrowhawk, Green Sandpiper. More...

Visit to Rainham RSPB Reserve, East London / Essex

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunshine, Barn Owl and a magical mystery tour More...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

NW LONDON RSPB GROUP organised a Sparrowhawk watch on Sunday 6th July 2014 in Oak Hill Woods NR during the East Barnet Festival. More...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Highlights: Ruff, 7 Green Sandpipers, Lapwings, Six-spot Burnet Moths, Cinnabar Moth caterpillars on Ragwort. More...

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Our June visit to Brent Reservoir More...

Sunday, 8 June 2014

An overcast and wet day for a bird walk More...

Saturday, 7 June 2014

An interesting afternoon at Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits. More...

Monday, 26 May 2014

Despite unpromising weather an interesting and enjoyable day was had by all. More...

Sunday, 18 May 2014

A beautiful day for Woodland Festival More...

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Our regular monthly visit to Brent Reservoir NR More...

Monday, 5 May 2014

A perfect day for a walk but would we see any Nightingales? More...

Sunday, 4 May 2014

A not too early 6am start is rewarded with sightings of Cuckoo and Hobby. More...