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.

March 2019

Sun
31

Local walk: Join us for a walk around Richmond Park

Location: Meet in Richmond Park near the refreshment kiosk at Pembroke Lodge at 9.30am. Bring binoculars if you have them!

There is always an interesting variety of birds to be seen in the varied habitats of London's largest royal park, including, hopefully, some early spring migrants. Walks usually last 2 - 2.5 hours.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free to members, non-members suggested £2 donation.

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

April 2019

Wed
3

Talk: Wildlife on your doorstep

Location: The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham
Postcode: TW1 3BZ (Google map)

Photographer Tom Way explains what we can see and photograph nearby, from deer and hedgehogs to owls and foxes. We'll also travel (photographically!) to the coast and northern UK to see red squirrels and puffins.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Group members free, non-members £4

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
6

Local walk: Join us for a guided walk from Isleworth to Twickenham

Location: Meet outside St Bridget's Church, Isleworth. Buses H37, 267, 110 and 481, finishing at Twickenham station (loos and refreshments nearby).
Postcode: TW7 6DL (Google map)

A linear walk following the Duke of Northumberland's River and then the River Crane, passing two natural reserves, two rugby grounds and a sewage farm in search of kingfishers, grey wagtail and warblers, among others. Walks normally last around 2 - 2.5 hours.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free to members, non-members suggested £2 donation.

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
9

Talk: Plight of the bumblebee

Location: The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham
Postcode: TW1 3BZ (Google map)

Dr Nikki Gammans comes to talk to us about the Bumblebee Conservation Society and its work to reverse the decline of this much-loved and ecologically vital insect.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Group members free, non-members £4.

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
13

Minibus trip to RSPB Dungeness

Location: Pick up points in Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington. First pick up in Richmond at 7.30am.

The diverse habitats of this spectacular reserve always throw up a wide range of species, including, at this time of year, newly arrived warblers and, hopefully, a cuckoo or two. Booking essential. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.

Time: 7.30am

Price: Group members £25, non-members £28.

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com

Sun
28

3 Day trip to the Somerset Levels

Location: The plan is to meet up at a convenient RSPB reserve, most likely Ham Wall, around 12.30 on 28th April with a view to departing back to London around 16.00 on 30th.

Based in Glastonbury, our itinerary will include the reserves of Ham Wall, Shapwick Heath and by the coast, Steart Marshes. We should see and hear a wealth of spring wildlife including booming bitterns and, with luck, breeding crane and great whit egrets.

Time: 12.30pm

Price: Please contact Clare Million.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: claremillion@gmail.com

May 2019

Wed
1

Members' Evening and AGM

Location: The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham
Postcode: TW1 3BZ (Google map)

A chance for members to entertain the Group with pictures, sounds and words, maybe telling their wildlife travel stories or how they are Giving Nature a Home. The evening will include the AGM and wine.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Group members free, non-members £4.

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
11

Local walk: Join us for a guided walk at Staines Moor.

Location: Meet along Hithermoor Road TW19 6AT, by small grassy area backed by reservoir bank. Bus 442 from Heathrow T5 stops 9 mins away but check timetable. No toilets.
Postcode: TW19 6AT (Google map)

Staines Moor has been unploughed for at least 1,000 years and 190 bird species have been recorded here. Expected species on this walk include reed and sedge warblers, skylark and hobby. Walks normally last around 2.5 hours.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free for members, non-members suggested donation £2.

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
18

Minibus trip to Fingringhoe Wick

Location: Pick up points are in Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington. First pick up at 7.30am.

A visit to this spectacular Essex Wildlife Trust reserve overlooking the Colne estuary. Target species include nightingale, turtle dove and hobby. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.

Time: 7.30am

Price: Members £25, non-members £28.

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com

Wed
22

Local walk: Join us for a guided walk around Tice's Meadow nr. Aldershot, Surrey.

Location: Meet at the main entrance. Badshot Lea Road GU9 9LS. For car-sharing contact Tony Leppard on 07749 899641

This newly established nature reserve offers a mosaic of open water, scrapes, reedbeds, scrub, woodland and meadows providing homes for a wide variety of species, including common tern and hobby. Bring a picnic lunch.

Time: 10am

Price: Free for members, non-members suggested £2 donation.

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

June 2019

Sun
2

Coach trip to RSPB Lakenheath

Location: Pick up points at Surbiton, Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington.

Lakenheath is a magical fenland reserve and home to breeding bitterns, cranes, bearded tits, marsh harriers, warblers and hobbies among many others. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.

Time: 7.30am

Price: £20 for members and for non-members

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com

Sun
9

Walk: Join us for a morning walk in Bushy Park

Location: Meet at Upper Lodge car park, grid reference TQ155702. Buses 111, 216, 411 and 461 stop near Hampton Court Gate - 20 mins walk. Teddington or Hampton Court stations - 25-30 mins walk.
Toilets at the Pheasantry Cafe.

A visit to The Brewhouse conservation area, not normally open to the public. Walks usually last around 2-2.5 hours.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free for members, non-members suggested £2 donation

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
15

Evening walk: RSPB Farnham Heath

Location: Meet at the Rural Life Centre (next to entrance to RSPB reserve), Reeds Road, Farnham.
Postcode: GU10 2DL (Google map)

Site manager, Mike Coates, will guide us round this fascinating heath and woodland reserve, and show us the best spots to see churring nightjars as dusk falls. Other species should include woodlark, tree pippit and Dartford warbler.

Time: 8pm

Price: Members free, non-members suggested £2 donation

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
22

Walk: Join us for a guided walk on Thursley Common

Location: Meet in the Moat car park, south of Elstead, on the minor road between Elstead and Thursley. No loos.
Postcode: GU8 6LW (Google map)

A search for heathland species including woodlark and tree pipit Thursley is also famous for dragonflies, and attracts the hobbies that feed on them. Bring binoculars if you have them! Walks usually last 2-2.5 hours.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Members free, non-members suggested £2 donation

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

July 2019

Sat
6

Walk: Join us for a guided walk on Bookham Commons

Location: Meet at The Hundred Pound car park at the end of Bookham Road, past Downside, south of Cobham.
No toilets,
Postcode: KT11 3JU (Google map)

Our annual walk for butterflies as well as birds. Fingers crossed for purple emperors and possible nightingales and goshawk. Walks usually last 2 - 2.5 hours.

Time: 10am

Price: Members free, non-members suggested £2 donation.

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk