Trip reports

Male snipe singing in the rain

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

An impressive 51 species were recorded on this all-day walk around Wyming Brook, Fox Hagg and Redmires, even though the rather cool and damp weather wasn't the best for seeing warblers and flycatchers. More...

Little ringed plover wading in shallow water

Sunday, 19 May 2019

We had a very enjoyable day at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Attenborough Nature Reserve, during which we saw or heard nine different warblers - including great sightings of Cetti's and Garden Warblers. Kingfishers and a variety of wildfowl were also present and we even got a bonus on the way home in the form of a Red Kite high over the motorway. More...

Redshank perched on post

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

It was the worst of days, it was the best of days! Due to the very heavy rain, we decided to abandon the walk and seek refuge in the hides where we witnessed the arrival of dozens of Swifts as they skimmed low across the water hawking for insects. Despite the poor conditions, a respectable 58 species were seen - including Black Tern, our Star Bird! More...

Nuthatch on branch

Saturday, 4 May 2019

We set off from Grindleford Station at 8 a.m. with a number of 'target species' in our sights. Although we didn't do quite as well with these as we often do on this walk, we still saw a good variety of birds and had outstanding views of Pied Flycatcher, Treecreeper and Nuthatch. More...

Adult bittern wading in reedbed at Lee Valley Country Park

Saturday, 27 April 2019

A full day's walk at this flagship Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve which gave us lovely views of waterfowl, warblers singing alongside our resident songbirds and, for a few lucky people, a sighting of the elusive Bittern - our Star Bird! The day ended perfectly with the group enjoying coffee, cakes and ice cream at the Visitor Centre while watching an acrobatic flying display by House Martins, Sand Martins and Swifts. Brilliant! More...

Willow warbler

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

On a bright and unseasonably cold morning, we got off to a good start at the car park feeding station where we saw Reed Bunting and Yellowhammer. The sound of warblers accompanied us across the moorland but the highlight was Lesser Redpoll in some woodland. More...

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

Sunday, 7 April 2019

It had been five years since the group last visited the RSPB reserve at Burton Mere - right on the border between Cheshire and North Wales - and the trip across the Pennines was well worth it. We saw a total of 80 species including a number of less commonly seen birds. With the sun coming out and a combination of both winter and summer visitors, it really felt as if the year was on the turn. More...

Dunnock on grass

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

We battled gusty, windy weather in our quest to see birds as most of them were keeping their heads down, but the Dunnocks, Tits, Robins and Wrens were in full song by way of compensation! Despite the conditions, a respectable 19 species were seen. More...

Adult whooper swans feeding in fields

Sunday, 10 March 2019

We set off from Sheffield for Middleton Lakes on a very wet, snowy and windy morning but, by the time we had reached our destination over two hours later, we were greeted with bright sunshine. There was still a very strong northwesterly wind which kept the birds low down but in the afternoon we enjoyed the sight of four Buzzards defying the wind with their sky dance! More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

We were very lucky to have chosen an unseasonably mild and sunny morning for our February walk in this green oasis within our city - a real gem of a wildlife haven. More...

Goosander on water

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Even in a city with so many parks, Graves Park stands out as one of larger ones and so a good place to see birds and other wildlife. More...

Male wigeon swimming

Friday, 23 November 2018

After a foggy journey from Sheffield, the group arrived at RSPB Frampton Marsh, near Boston, in glorious sunshine. We were soon treated to the magnificent sight of Brent Geese flying around the reserve. More...

Male goldeneye

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The morning rain stopped right on cue, just in time for us to set off on our walk around Rother Valley and, by the time we reached the nature lake, the sun was breaking through. This made for a great walk and sightings of 42 species. More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Sunday, 14 October 2018

A long overdue visit to this exceptional reserve in Lancashire. The coach left Sheffield in the pouring rain with everyone hoping that the weather would improve - which fortunately it did as we travelled across the Pennines. The good weather, wonderful wildlife and a total of 69 bird species seen made for a very enjoyable trip. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Everybody agreed that this walk was a great way to spend time on a beautifully warm and sunny autumn day - even though the fact that the trees were still well-covered in foliage made locating birds somewhat challenging. More...

little egret, wading, water

Sunday, 16 September 2018

It's a long journey from Sheffield to the sand and shingle spit of Spurn Head but we got there to a fine day, though with a stiff breeze from the west which did keep the number and range of birds seen lower than it might otherwise have been. Despite this we had a good day, aided and abetted by the new Visitor Centre at Kilnsea. More...

Spotted flycatcher on perch

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

A full day's walk along Lathkill Dale through woodland and out into wide open fields with limestone walls, and with a leisurely picnic stop beside the River Bradford. Swifts, House Martins and Swallows were hawking, Skylarks singing and Meadow Pipits displaying. More...

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

Monday, 18 June 2018

It was a glorious spring day and Rutland Water dished up a feast of water birds, songbirds and raptors as well as butterflies, insects and other invertebrates. The highlight of the day however were the adult Ospreys and their chicks' bobbing heads. More...

Willow warbler

Sunday, 20 May 2018

On a beautiful sunny morning, the group made the short journey to Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln. We were rewarded with the song of warblers and woodland birds but annoyingly the resident Nightingales proved elusive! Butterflies and damselflies were seen in abundance. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Saturday, 12 May 2018

The General Cemetery is a lovely green oasis within our city and is a great place to see wildlife. This walk did not disappoint as the air was filled with birdsong. More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

A truly memorable spring walk with warblers in full song, a Grey Wagtail flitting from stone to stone, and Common Sandpiper and Dunlin on the shores of the reservoir. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Saturday, 28 April 2018

We set off from Grindleford Station on an unseasonably cold morning, hoping to see and hear as many birds as possible. We feared the cold conditions would suppress the bird song, but fortunately this was not the case as we were soon listening to Song Thrush, Blackbird and Blackcap announcing their presence loud and clear. By the end of the visit we had seen a total of 34 species. More...

Goosander on water

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and not far from Skipton, Bolton Abbey and Strid Wood in spring must rank as one of the most beautiful settings for watching birds and enjoying the fresh leaves on the trees and the first flush of woodland flowers. More...

Willow warbler

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Despite the unseasonable cold and drizzly weather, a good number of species were seen by a gathering of 27 birdwatchers. More...

Oystercatcher wading in shallow water

Sunday, 25 March 2018

This popular destination for us at the beginning of the year usually comes up with some surprises, but best of all this time was the lovely weather we were blessed with on the day - especially as it snowed both the weekends before and after our trip! A respectable 71 species were recorded. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Although the thermometer was only nudging zero degrees, it was a lovely sunny morning for our walk along the Porter Brook and there was plenty of bird activity including our star bird, the Kingfisher, which appeared right on cue at the Shepherd's Wheel. More...

Male greenfinch perched on rhododendron bush

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

This was the group's first visit to this urban oasis comprising open grassland, scrub, wooded areas, a stream and a small reed-fringed wetland area where we heard a Water Rail! More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

In spite of it being a cold, wintry morning with ice and thawing snow underfoot, there was an abundance of bird life including a lovely pair of Bullfinch and a Nuthatch. More...

Redshank perched on post

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Although dry, it was a cold day. But we managed to keep warm watching from the shelter of the Visitor Centre where we had hot drinks whilst watching the birds on the feeding station. Braving the cold wind, we were rewarded by sightings of 59 species in a variety of habitats from the path alongside the Humber to Chowder Ness as well as in the reedbed hides. More...

Goldfinch on seed feeder

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

It was a beautiful sunny morning for our bird walk at Barlow Brook near Chesterfield, with stunning autumn colours in the woodland and along the hedgerows of this little known valley. We notched up 26 species including a sighting of Lesser Redpoll. More...

Drake teal profile

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Like so many of South Yorkshire's birding sites, the lakes and surrounding areas at Orgreave are a remnant of the coal industry. Although the morning was overcast and quite windy, this was an interesting and relatively fruitful walk in a place which hardly any of us had previously visited. More...

Estuary at sunset, Mersehead RSPB reserve

Friday, 20 October 2017

A three day trip to the Scottish Borders, visiting Talkin Tarn, RSPB Mersehead and WWT Caerlaverock. A grand total of 95 bird species was seen over the weekend. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A very windy, autumnal morning made it difficult to spot even the commoner birds, but instead we were rewarded with stunning autumn colours in the woods. More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Sunday, 24 September 2017

A firm favourite with the group, Saltholme - near Stockton-On-Tees - gave us a total of 62 bird species including a brief sighting of a Water Rail after its unmistakable squeal was heard in the reed beds. More...

Magpie in snowy clearing

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A very windy and sometimes rainy walk around Beauchief - starting and finishing at the Abbey ruins. More...

Robin sitting in grass

Saturday, 2 September 2017

On this lovely sunny late summer morning, conditions were perfect for our bird walk. Swallows and House Martins were skimming the smooth surface of the reservoir and the hedgerows were full of warblers, sparrows, Robins and Wrens. More...

Gannet with chick at nest, Bass Rock

Sunday, 18 June 2017

The day started with many of the group visiting the cafe at Flamborough Head before walking to North Landing. In the afternoon, the highlights included the seabirds at Bempton cliffs, and near the Gannet colony at the northern end of the reserve, a Red-backed Shrike was sighted. More...

Little ringed plover wading in shallow water

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

This was a day of two halves. In the morning, we took a sunny but blustery walk along paths around the perimeter of the reserve. In the afternoon, group members spread out around the reserve's various hides to see what they could find. An amazing total of 59 species were seen - including Peregrine, our star bird! More...

Osprey in larch tree

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Another very popular trip to Rutland Water - home to the Birdwatching Fair and also the nesting site of the famous ospreys. It is a huge reserve - making it difficult to cover the whole area on one visit - but the group still managed to log sightings of 94 bird species. More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

What an amazing walk! With bright sunshine and very little wind, the conditions were perfect for wildlife watching. Spring was in full swing and we were treated to some star birds - Redstart, Woodcock, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, trilling Curlew and a fine male Ring Ouzel. More...

Dunnock on grass

Saturday, 6 May 2017

As it was such a cold morning, the birds were reluctant to sing at first. But, eventually, we managed to hear Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Song Thrush and a few Blackcaps. The highlight of the walk was looking up and seeing the first Swifts of the year screeching overhead. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Sunday, 23 April 2017

RSPB Sandwell Valley is a good starting point for exploring the unique green space that is Sandwell Valley Country Park - a massive area to explore. The place was really buzzing in readiness for the breeding season and we achieved a bird list of 69 species. More...

Willow warbler

Saturday, 22 April 2017

We set off on our annual birdsong walk on a lovely calm Spring morning - serenaded by Chaffinches, Robins, Wrens and Blackbirds. Then we were surrounded by warblers and eventually had wonderful views of male Pied Flycatchers who appeared to have arrived ahead of the females. More...

Willow warbler

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

We experienced unusual fine wind-blown drizzle on our walk over Blacka Moor, but nevertheless enjoyed our walk and notched up 23 bird species. More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Fairburn Ings is always a popular reserve with our Group members especially as there is always something to see whatever the season. Our early spring trip met our expectations with 73 species seen. More...

Dunnock on grass

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Gleadless Valley was a new venue for most us but it turned out to be a very interesting urban walk with Robins, Wrens and Dunnocks in full song in the early spring sunshine. More...

Goosander on water

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

We set off on a cold, cloudy morning and experienced very muddy conditions underfoot. However, we were quickly rewarded by good views of Bullfinch and thereafter we chalked up a further 41 species! More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Gale force winds dominated our walk so we struggled to see any small birds until we went into the sheltered valley of Jervis Lumb. More...

Female great tit

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

As we set off from Forge Dam on a lovely sunny and mild winter morning, our first sightings were of Redwings high in the tree tops. The walk ended on a magical note watching an amazing Kingfisher catching small fish. More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Ten people braved snow and sleet to attend our Linacre walk and they were rewarded with magnificent views of Mandarin Duck on the water and also a surprise 'Star Bird' which was a first for our Group's list! More...

Nuthatch on branch

Saturday, 29 October 2016

A wonderful, mild autumn bird walk set against a background of fantastic autumn colours. A good number of woodland birds were seen including singing Robins and Wrens. More...

Starling perched on wall

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Our walk got off to a great start in near-perfect conditions with sunshine and very little wind as we watched flocks of Starlings, Linnets and Gulls across the fields towards Treeton, and then a skein of Pink-footed Geese flew overhead! More...

Goldfinch on seed feeder

Saturday, 10 September 2016

This was a joint walk with The Friends of Parkwood Springs and an advertised event in the Sheffield Walking Festival. There were fabulous views of the Don Valley over which migrating Swallows and House Martins could be seen. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

We set out on a lovely warm, sunny morning on this unfamiliar walk for the group and were rewarded with the wonderful sight of four Common Buzzards circling overhead. More...

Puffin with sandeels in beak

Sunday, 19 June 2016

One of our most popular field trips to this spectacular coastline with thousands of nesting seabirds perched precariously whilst aggressively defending their territory, eggs and young. More...

Chiffchaff standing on gorse

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

On a lovely warm summer morning, we followed the Five Weirs Walk from Blonk Street bridge near the city centre all the way to Meadowhall. Sand Martins were skimming above the river and present in good numbers for the whole of the walk. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Our walk started with grey skies and a hint of rain but the weather soon improved and we were enthralled by a Whitethroat in full song accompanied by a throng of other songbirds. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Saturday, 7 May 2016

We had a wonderful walk in lovely warm sunshine surrounded by birdsong but the highlight was a pair of nesting Great Spotted Woodpeckers. More...

Reed warbler singing in reedbed

Friday, 6 May 2016

A spring weekend field trip to Suffolk from the 6th to 8th May on which we visited Lackford Lakes, the flagship RSPB Reserve at Minsmere, and Lakenheath Fen. More...

Tree sparrow on twig

Saturday, 30 April 2016

A lovely walk down Lindrick Dale and then along the Chesterfield Canal in bright spring sunshine listening to warblers and other songbirds and watching Mallards, Moorhens and a Mute Swan on the canal. More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Conditions were perfect as we made an early start in lovely spring sunshine for our popular annual Birdsong Walk around Padley Gorge. Warblers abounded and there were wonderful views of Pied Flycatcher and Nuthatch. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Sunday, 17 April 2016

A beautiful sunny day welcomed us to this secluded reserve in Staffordshire to the south-west of the Peak District where we witnessed the spectacle of nesting Buzzards and also a Stoat busy transferring each of her kits from the undergrowth to another location. More...

Tree sparrow on twig

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

As in previous years, this very popular walk provided good views of Little Owl. Large mixed flocks of Fieldfare, Redwing and Starling were the most spectacular sighting as they gathered in readiness for migration. More...

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Our first trip of the season kicked off at one of the Group's most popular destinations, Filey, and it turned out to be a winner in spite of the rather cold blustery weather! A distant, solitary Surf Scoter out in the bay really tested our powers of observation! More...

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

After all the rain in previous weeks, it was a delight to have wonderful sunny weather for our walk around the woods, parkland, lakes and animal farm. In no time, we heard a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and soon located it. More...

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Despite the cool temperature, we started our walk in good spirits, We finished in bright sunshine having seen 25 species. What a great start to our group's New Year activities! More...

Male goldeneye

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A magnificent skein of Pink-footed Geese and a stunning drake Goldeneye and female Goosander were seen on this terrific winter bird walk. More...

Goosander on water

Sunday, 6 December 2015

After our usual start to the day with a "cuppa" and a breakfast bap, we were well set up to explore this huge reserve which borders the River Trent near Nottingham. A good variety of water and woodland birds were seen with the highlight for two lucky group members being their sighting of a Bittern. More...

Water rail feeding at waters edge

Sunday, 15 November 2015

On arrival at this nature reserve near Coventry, most of us called in at the excellent Visitors Centre to sample bacon "butties", toasted teacakes and the like along with hot drinks to set us up for the day, while we enjoyed the antics at the bird feeders outside the window, especially the Great Spotted Woodpecker! More...

Adult male siskin on feeder

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A very pleasant autumnal walk by the River Derwent with sightings of Fieldfare and a Water Vole. More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Saturday, 24 October 2015

What started as a damp and drab day turned into a great bird walk. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Sunday, 18 October 2015

A short stop at the Ribble Estuary provided us with 37 species whilst our final call at Pennington Flash yielded 60 species. More...

View over reedbed, Leighton Moss

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Undoubtedly the highlight of our weekend, Leighton Moss needs no introduction, and with fine weather and stunning sightings of a brilliant Kingfisher to start the day, where better place to be! More...

Oystercatcher wading in shallow water

Friday, 16 October 2015

A full coach left Sheffield for the north-west coast where our first stop was RSPB Marshside near Southport on the first day of a three day trip over which a total of 90 bird species were seen. More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Despite wet weather, we still managed to enthuse about the few bird species we found. The highlight of the walk though was the views of Red and Fallow Deer. More...

Little ringed plover wading in shallow water

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The sun greeted us and the tide was in on arrival at the Spurn Observatory and expectations were running high for a good day's birding. We were not to be disappointed as, across the great variety of habitats, we chalked up a total of 90 species seen! More...

Willow warbler

Saturday, 19 September 2015

A good walk with nineteen species seen - of which the highlight was a Common Sandpiper. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

On a misty but fine morning, a walk around Damflask Reservoir gave us good views of woodland birds and the first hint of autumn in the spectacle of mixed flocks of migrating Swallows and House Martins. More...

Gannet with chick at nest, Bass Rock

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A trip which never fails to please, with wonderful sightings of and displays by the cliff-nesting seabirds, along with summer visitors in the form of Swallows, Swifts and Martins flying above. More...

Male redstart perched on branch

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

A grand total of 43 species of birds were seen on this day-long walk. More...

Cuckoo perched in tree

Sunday, 31 May 2015

The Group has visited Paxton, near St Neot's in Cambridgeshire, on many occasions - particularly in the hope of seeing the elusive Nightingale. This time, it wasn't long before we heard a Nightingale singing in the undergrowth but patience was required to get a sighting. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The sun shone, providing perfect weather conditions for a bird walk at Wyming Brook. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Saturday, 9 May 2015

The morning was cool and windy, making the birds a little reluctant to sing. However, there were good numbers of Blackbirds, Robins and Wrens. More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

There was an unseasonably cold wind blowing across Burbage Moor and birds were few and far between - with the Meadow Pipit being the most abundant bird. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Sunday, 26 April 2015

This was our second visit to this lovely area along the tree-lined River Wharfe not far from Skipton and it is fast becoming a firm favourite. We had chosen a lovely spring day and Nuthatch, warblers and other summer visitors were plentiful. The Pied Flycatchers were spotted in the same area in which we saw them on our previous visit. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Our Famous Birdsong Walk got off to a good start with the surround sound of warblers, Blackbirds and Robins. More...

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

Sunday, 29 March 2015

This reserve is getting to be quite a favourite with our members, which isn't really surprising when you take a look at their bird list over the years. Situated on the edge of The Wash, near Boston, it's one of the best wetlands for wildlife in Europe. With lots of different habitats to explore, this gem can turn up just about anything.....and, despite the initially poor weather, it did! More...

Dunnock on grass

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

On a lovely sunny morning, we walked up the valley surrounded by birdsong. The highlight was a cock Linnet in full song, announcing that spring had finally arrived. More...

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Sunday, 15 March 2015

A typical early spring walk it was not, as it was a cold grey cloudy morning. Though it was a bit more like a late-winter walk than an early-spring one, the birds were singing and we still managed to see 29 species. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A typical winter's walk on a cold, cloudy morning but which soon yielded a good list of birds including a lovely Grey Wagtail flitting along the shore of the reservoir. More...

Male goldeneye

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Another visit for the Group to fabulous Saltholme which rewarded us with good numbers of winter visitors, ducks and birds of prey. Despite the bitterly cold and windy day, a pretty wide variety of birds was recorded. More...

Male goldeneye

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The frosty, bright conditions provided the perfect start for our New Year activities with 46 species recorded. More...

Magpie in snowy clearing

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

We were fortunate to have Neill Schofield and John Scholey from Friends of Parkwood Springs to lead the walk and it turned out to be a real "walk on the wild side", due to gale force winds.  More...

Adult bittern wading in reedbed at Lee Valley Country Park

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Situated on the south side of the Humber Estuary and well known for its exposed conditions, Far Ings certainly lived up to its reputation. However, a good number of birds were seen especially on the lakes. More...

View across flooded Ings at Fairburn Ings

Sunday, 16 November 2014

After a foggy start in Sheffield, the conditions cleared by the time of our arrival to give a very pleasant autumnal day. 71 bird species were seen including our Star Bird, the Long-eared Owl. More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Despite pouring with rain for the first hour of the walk and seeing very little, eventually seventeen species were seen. More...

Coal tit perched on bramble bush

Saturday, 25 October 2014

A grand autumnal walk with an amazing surprise at the lake in the shape of 34 Mandarin Ducks! More...

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

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A total of 71 species were seen including warblers, tits, waders, ducks, geese and birds of prey. All in all, it was a good day - despite the windy conditions. More...

Nuthatch on branch

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Yet another wet walk! However, we refused to let the weather spoil it and went on to see some brilliant birds. More...

Male wigeon swimming

Sunday, 14 September 2014

After a pleasant journey down the A1, we parked up at Rutland Water - famous for its Ospreys and host to the annual Birdwatching Fair. Unfortunately, by the time of our visit, the Ospreys were well on their way to sunny Africa for the winter and the Birdwatching Fair had just been and gone. But we still had a lovely day! More...