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.

September 2018

Thu
13

Illustrated Talk: Improving Your Wildlife Photography by Ian Butler.

Location: Sandhills School, Terrett Avenue, Headington, Oxford.
Postcode: OX3 8FN (Google map)

Ian is a freelance photographer who can boast a hugely diverse and creative portfolio with images appearing worldwide in magazines, websites, newspaper articles, brochures, etc.
Regardless of what cameras and lenses you have, Ian's talk will show you how you can get the most out of your equipment and how to get close to wildlife and get those images you have always wanted.

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £3 (£2 for full time students). FREE to Oxford Local Group members and children.

Telephone: 01608811568

E-mail: paddygallagher@hotmail.com

Sun
16

Car Sharing Trip to Titchfield Haven, Hants.

Location: Cars leave at 8am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, OX3 0NQ - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.
Postcode: OX3 0NQ (Google map)

This National Nature Reserve is a wetland surrounded by woods, scrub and willow providing ideal habitat for a range of birds especially migrants at this time of year. It is situated on the edge of the Solent where often a few waders can be found.

The reserve has seven hides, a visitor centre and tearoom. There is a entry charge of around £4.

Time: Cars leave at 8am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, OX3 0NQ - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Price: Petrol costs are shared by car occupants.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01865723868

E-mail: anne@anclark.force9.co.uk

October 2018

Thu
4

Illustrated Talk: Brief Encounters by Jackie Garner.

Location: Sandhills School, Terrett Avenue, Headington, Oxford.

Postcode: OX3 8FN (Google map)

Jackie is an artist who has been painting wildlife and the natural world for over 30 years. She concentrates mainly on British animals and birds. The talk will explore the importance and role of field sketching, as artists seek to interpret and communicate their experiences of wildlife.

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £3 (£2 for full time students). FREE to Oxford Local Group members and children.

Telephone: 01608811568

E-mail: paddygallagher@hotmail.com

Sun
14

Car Sharing Trip to Farlington Marshes, Hants.

Location: Cars leave at 8am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, OX3 0NQ - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

This coastal grazing marsh with several freshwater and brackish pools is surrounded by a sea wall that can be easily walked. The reserve supports important birds such as bearded tit and provides valuable feeding and roosting for a variety of geese, ducks and waders. Regular sightings here at this time of year include godwits, grey and golden plover, Brent geese and peregrine.

There are no facilities on site but close by is a garage with toilets.

Time: Cars leave at 8am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, OX3 0NQ - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Price: Petrol costs are shared by car occupants.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01865723868

E-mail: anne@anclark.force9.co.uk

November 2018

Thu
1

Illustrated Talk - The Secret Life of Puffins by Mark Sisson.

Location: Sandhills School, Terrett Avenue, Headington, Oxford.

Postcode: OX3 8FN (Google map)

Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well-loved of birds. For many they are a highlight of the UK's summer coastline and their colourful appearance, comedy antics and approachability just add to their popularity. Mark's book on puffins covers the birds' life cycle, behaviour, habitats and the current and future challenges that they face, along with many surprising facts and anecdotes.

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £3 (£2 for full time students). FREE to Oxford Local Group members and children.

Telephone: 01608811568

E-mail: paddygallagher@hotmail.com

Sun
11

Car Sharing Trip to the Standlake Area.

Location: Cars leave at 8.30am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, OX3 0NQ - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Spend the morning looking around the hedgerows and local lakes at Rushy Common and Standlake Common Nature Reserves in the Lower Windrush Valley. The area usually has good numbers of wildfowl and often unusual birds at this time of year.

There are hides on both sites but no other facilities.

Time: Cars leave at 8.30am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, OX3 0NQ just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Price: Petrol costs are shared by car occupants.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01865723868

E-mail: anne@anclark.force9.co.uk