Trip reports

Field trip to Chillington Hall

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Twenty or so people took advantage of this rare treat to be guided around the 4,300 acre Chillington Estate. More...

Field trip to Doxey Marshes Nature Reserve

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The day was bright and fairly mild; just right for a bird-watching trip. More...

Field trip to Eardington Nature Reserve

Sunday, 25 February 2018

... it was great to have superb views of Marsh Tit both out in the field and from the hide ... More...

Local walk in Codsall area

Sunday, 28 January 2018

A leisurely and very pleasant stroll around Codsall. More...

Field trip to Belvide Reservoir

Sunday, 26 November 2017

We had had an excellent morning's birding and give thanks to the WMBC for making this excellent reserve available to us for a few enjoyable hours. More...

Field Trip to Cannock Chase

Sunday, 29 October 2017

The clocks had gone back and we headed out to Cannock Chase. More...

Field trip to the Venus Pool Reserve

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Little Egrets, Green Sandpipers, Ivy Bees and more ... More...

Field Trip to Upton Warren Nature Reserve

Sunday, 28 May 2017

The weather was warm but overcast, pretty promising for good birding and we were not to be disappointed. More...

Return boat trip to Calf Heath Marina

Sunday, 23 April 2017

From Wildside Activity Centre to Calf Heath Marina and back. A lovely day on the narrowboat Trebalisa. More...

Field trip to Barnfield Sandbeds, Brewood

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Some dozen or so birds before we left the car park ... More...

Field trip to Croxall Lakes and The National Memorial Arboretum

Sunday, 26 February 2017

A grey and rather overcast day, but 38 species recorded. More...

Field trip to Himley Hall & Baggeridge Country Park

Sunday, 29 January 2017

A good morning and a quite impressive bird list! More...

Field trip to Northycote Farm - Wolverhampton

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A pleasant walk around this Wolverhampton Council-run country park. More...

Field trip to Wenlock Edge

Sunday, 30 October 2016

A pleasant excursion along the Jenny Wind walk. More...

Field Trip to Fordhall Farm and Nature Reserve-Market Drayton

Sunday, 25 September 2016

A day at the farm -Mind the cowpats More...

Field trip to Severn Valley Country Park- Shropshire

Sunday, 29 May 2016

A nesting kestrel and red kites gliding More...

Field trip to Chasewater Country Park

Sunday, 27 March 2016

A blustery welcome for early migrating birds More...

Field trip to Perton Lakes and Woods

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Frog spawn, spring flowers and plenty of birds More...

Field trip to Longbirch Farm & Quarry

Sunday, 31 January 2016

A buzzard of many colours More...

Field trip to Blithfield Reservoir West Midland Bird Club site

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Peregrine Falcon battles in the wind More...

Field trip to Cannock Chase - Brocton Coppice

Sunday, 25 October 2015

We've never seen so many willow tits, coal tits or jays! More...

Field trip to Doxey Marshes Wildlife Trust Reserve-Stafford

Sunday, 27 September 2015

A beautiful sunny morning and birds everywhere More...

Sedge warbler perched on phragmites

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Seeking a sedge warbler More...

Field trip to Gentleshaw Common- Staffordshire

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A gentle stroll on Gentleshaw Common to see the spring migrants More...

Male goldeneye

Sunday, 22 February 2015

A wet day for ducks brightened by Goldeneye More...

Field trip to Smestow Valley Nature Reserve-Wolverhampton

Sunday, 25 January 2015

A kingfisher has lunch and so do we. More...

Field trip to Aqualate Mere

Sunday, 30 November 2014

A rare view of a smew on a muddy but marvellous day More...

Field trip to Belvide Reservoir - Brewood- Staffordshire

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Bird ringing demonstration to start the day More...

Narrow boat field trip from Wildside Activity Centre to Brewood

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A halcyon day on the Staffs / Worcester Canal & Shropshire Union Canal More...

Field trip to Shoal Hill Common Nature Reserve - near Cannock Chase

Sunday, 25 May 2014

No flying hedgehogs, but plenty of birds More...

Canal boat trip on the Staffs / Worcester Canal

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Kingfishers & Water Voles are the star attractions More...

Field trip to Chillington -The Avenue between Codsall and Brewood

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Redwings amongst Autumn leaves More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Sunday, 27 October 2013

A hidden valley and a gem of a reserve in the Black Country More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Water wonderland and a magical Lookout More...

Field Trip to Highgate Common Wildlife Trust Reserve-South Staffordshire

Sunday, 26 May 2013

A secretive Garden Warbler, but numerous Tree Pipits More...

Field trip to Smestow Valley Nature Reserve

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The breeding season has arrived! More...

Field trip to Chasewater Country Park

Sunday, 31 March 2013

A cold crisp Easter Sunday at Chasewater Country Park More...

Field trip to Perton lakes & woods

Sunday, 24 February 2013

42 species on local lake & riverside walk More...

Nuthatch on branch

Sunday, 25 November 2012

A walk to see our local birds More...

Field trip to Bevin's Birches-Cannock Chase

Sunday, 30 September 2012

A new site on Cannock Chase where rare birds can be seen More...

Field trip to Severn Valley Country Park

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Wildflowers in abundance More...

Nuthatch on branch

Sunday, 25 March 2012

A superb time for birding More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Birdwatching at Brookside More...

Field trip to Himley Hall & Baggeridge Country Park

Sunday, 29 January 2012

A good days birding More...

Field trip to Blithfield Reservoir & Woods

Sunday, 27 November 2011

RSPB meets West Midland Bird Club More...

Field trip to Wenlock Edge-Shropshire

Sunday, 30 October 2011

A walk on the edge. More...

Drake teal profile

Sunday, 25 September 2011

46 species in one day More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Sunday, 22 May 2011

New reserve proves very popular More...

Male chaffinch singing on branch

Sunday, 1 May 2011

An early morning sing song More...

Willow warbler

Sunday, 17 April 2011

A really good tour with the warden More...

Goosander on water

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Nesting Marsh Tit & Goosander with entourage More...

Robin sitting in grass

Sunday, 27 February 2011

A day on the banks of the River Trent More...

Field outing around Codsall

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Birdwatching on our doorstep More...

Field trip to Baggeridge Country Park near Wombourne, South Staffs

Sunday, 28 November 2010

A wonderful days birding More...

Canal Boat trip to Brewood

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Kingfishers Galore! More...