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.

April 2019

Sat
27

Walk: guided walk at Wraysbury Gravel Pits

Location: Meet at Feathers Lane off Wraysbury Road, Hythe End, near M25 Junction 13. Bus 61 from Wraysbury station. No toilets.
Postcode: TW19 6HE (Google map)

Join us for a walk at Wraysbury gravel pits and environs which are a prime site for singing warblers, breeding grebes and wildfowl. Walks usually last about 2.5 hours. Bring binoculars if you have them!

Time: 9.30am

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sun
28

Three-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

Richmond & Twickenham Local Group Members' Evening & 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 our Annual General Meeting and wine.

Time: 7.30pm

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

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
11

Walk: Join us for a guided walk at Staines Moor

Location: Meet along Hithermoor Road 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. Bring binoculars if you have them!

Time: 9.30am

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

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

Walk: Join us for a guided walk around Tice's Meadow, Surrey

Location: Meet at the main entrance. Badshot Lea Road near Aldershot. For car-sharing contact Tony Leppard on 07749 899641
Postcode: GU9 9LS (Google map)

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. Bring binoculars if you have them!

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. Bring binoculars if you have them!

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. Bring binoculars if you have them!

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 toilets.
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. Bring binoculars if you have them!

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 possibly nightingales and goshawk. Walks usually last 2 - 2.5 hours. Bring binoculars if you have them!

Time: 10am

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

August 2019

Wed
21

Minibus trip to Oare Marshes

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

The autumn wader migration should be well underway by now, providing opportunities for us to test our identification skills with little stints, whimbrel and sandpipers, as well as commoner species. Booking essential.

Time: 7.30am to 7pm.

Price: Members £25, non-members £28

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com