Events

Everyone is welcome to come to any of our events. For more information please use the contact details shown for each event.

April 2020

Sun
19

2-Night Trip to North Essex - 19th - 21st April - CANCELLED

Location: Colchester based.

Based in Colchester, we will explore some of fantastic reserves in this area, including Abberton Reservoir, Fingringhoe (famous for nightingales) and RSPB Old Hall Marshes. We are planning to return home via RSPB Wallasea Island, a high-profile newly created reserve, where we will have a guided tour. Contact Clare Million for more details.

Time: 10am

Price: TBA

Booking essential

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: claremillion@gmail.com

Sat
25

Morning Walk: Join us for a guided walk at Wraysbury Gravel Pits - CANCELLED

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)

A prime site for spring warblers, so expect plenty of birdsong as well as waterfowl and possible cuckoo and hobby. Walks usually last about 2.5 hours, bring binoculars if you have them.

Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the location, prevailing weather and insect activity.

Time: 9.30 am

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

May 2020

Sat
2

Minibus trip to Stodmarsh, Kent - CANCELLED

Location: Pick-up points at Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington. Earliest pick-up 7.30am.

Stodmarsh has the largest reedbed in SE England and also woodland, lakes and meadows. Target species include marsh harriers, bitterns, bearded tits and early summer migrants.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Time: 7.30 am

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

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com

Sun
3

Morning Walk: Join us for a guided walk at Hounslow Heath - CANCELLED

Location: Meet at car park off A315, TW4 5AR; buses 237, 116, 117 and 235 stop nearby.
Postcode: TW4 5AR (Google map)

We should see warblers and other spring migrants at this 200-acre site, and one-time haunt of highwaymen. Walks usually last about 2.5 hours, bring binoculars if you have them.

Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the location, prevailing weather and insect activity.

Time: 9.30 am

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Wed
6

Evening Talk: Members' Evening and AGM - CANCELLED

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're Giving Nature a Home. The evening will include the AGM and wine.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Members free, non-members £4

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
9

Morning Walk: Join us for a guided walk at Kempton Nature Reserve - CANCELLED

Location: Meet at site entrance on corner of Main St by Lindon Bennett School TW13 6ST (car parking inside reserve). Bus H25 from Feltham Station or 111 nearby
Postcode: TW13 6ST (Google map)

A circular walk around this Site of Special Scientific Interest. RESTRICTED ACCESS SO PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. .

Time: 9.30am

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
16

Minibus trip to Knepp Estate, Sussex - CANCELLED

Location: Pick-up points at Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington. Earliest pick-up is 7.30am.

A chance to visit this well-known flagship rewilding project. We hope to see and hear nightingales, turtle doves and cuckoos, all flourishing here, bucking national trends.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Time: 7.30 am

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

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com

Sun
31

Evening Walk: Join us for a guided walk at RSPB Farnham Heath - CANCELLED

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

We hope to see Dartford warblers, woodlark and redstart which all breed on this lovely heathland reserve, and, as dusk falls, churring nightjars.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

June 2020

Sun
7

Coach trip to RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk - CANCELLED

Location: Pick-up points at Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington. Earliest pick up is 7.30am.

Often described as the jewel in the RSPB's crown, Minsmere has it all: shingle, reedbeds, heathland, woodland, acid grassland....and with it a vast range of wildlife to enjoy. Bring a packed lunch. Entrance fee for non-RSPB members.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Time: 7.30 am

Price: £20 for both members and non-members

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com

Sun
14

Morning Walk: Join us for a guided walk at Bushy Park - CANCELLED

Location: Meet at Upper Lodge car park on minor road a few minutes north of the Pheasantry Café. Buses 111,216, 411 and 461 stop near Hampton Court Gate (c.20 mins.) or R68 to Hampton Pool. Teddington or Hampton Court stations c.25 mins.
Postcode: TW11 0EW (Google map)

A visit to the Brewhouse conservation area, not normally open to the public. Walks usually last about 2.5 hours, bring binoculars if you have them.

Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the location, prevailing weather and insect activity.

Time: 9.30 am

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
20

Minibus trip to Pagham Harbour, Sussex - CANCELLED

Location: Pick-up points at Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington. Earliest pick-up is 7.30am.

One of the few undeveloped stretches of the Sussex coast, this sheltered inlet is an internationally important wetland site for wildlife. Tern Island, a breeding site for common, sandwich and little terns, will be a highlight.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Time: 7.30 am

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

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com

July 2020

Sat
4

Morning Walk: Join us for a guided walk on Bookham Common - CANCELLED

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

Our annual walk at this site for butterflies as well as birds. Walks usually last about 2.5 hours, bring binoculars if you have them.

Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the location, prevailing weather and insect activity.

Time: 10 am

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
18

Morning Walk: Join us for a guided walk at Thursley Common - CANCELLED

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

A search for heathland species including Dartford warbler, woodlark and tree pipit. Thursley is also famous for dragonflies that attract the hobbies that feed on them. Walks usually last about 2.5 hours, bring binoculars if you have them.

Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the location, prevailing weather and insect activity.

Time: 10am

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

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

August 2020

Sun
23

Minibus trip to RSPB Dungeness, Romney Marsh, Kent - CANCELLED

Location: Pick-up points at Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington. Earliest pick-up 7.30am.

One of the largest and best areas of shingle in the world, this spectacular reserve always throws up a wide range of species, including, hopefully, at this time of year, some early migrants. If time permits we will also visit the foreshore for some sea-watching. Entrance fee for non-RSPB members.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Time: 7.30 am

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

Booking essential

E-mail: rodrtbirds@btinternet.com