Trip reports

Tollesbury Wick Nature Reserve

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Fine Autumn day out More...

Rspb Minsmere

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Is there always something to see here? More...

Walk - Heybridge Basin

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Down on the Essex Coast More...

Midweek Walk - Fingringhoe Wick Reserve

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Not great weather but... More...

Walk - Rspb Ouse Fens

Sunday, 15 October 2017

A new reserve More...

Walk - Lackford Lakes & Cavenham Heath

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Did we find a Thick Knees? More...

Walk - Blue House Farm Reserve

Sunday, 23 April 2017

trip to Essex More...

Walk - Blue House Farm Nature Reserve

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Trip to Essex More...

Sunday, 19 March 2017

A new place for most of us More...

Rspb Graffham Water Reservoir

Sunday, 19 March 2017

A first for most More...

Welney WWT

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Were the Swans still there? More...

Christmas/New Year Walks

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Local Walks More...

Holland Haven/Walton-on-the-Naze Midweek Walk

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

First Midweek Walk to the seaside! More...

Day Trip to Rspb Titchwell

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Up to the Norfolk Coast More...

Wales Group Trip

Friday, 27 May 2016

Going further afield with the Group More...

Rspb Fen Drayton

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Shame about the weather! More...

One of our favourite local spots

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Look what we found! More...

Thameside Nature Reserve

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Great Essex coastal site More...

Hanningfield Reservoir

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A rare and cute sighting More...

Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits

Sunday, 20 September 2015

One of the highest ranked bird sites in Hertfordshire. More...

Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Very local secret reserve More...

Panshanger Park

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Just by Hertford More...

Suffolk Weekend

Saturday, 9 May 2015

2 great locations More...

Rainham Marshes Rspb Reserve

Saturday, 4 April 2015

A few goodies spotted at this excellent Reserve More...

Welney WWT Reserve

Sunday, 22 March 2015

A couple of "firsts" for a lot of us More...

Day Walk to Wicken Fen

Saturday, 7 February 2015

A visit to one of Britain's oldest reserves More...

Cambridge Botanical Gardens

Saturday, 8 November 2014

A jewel in the middle of Cambridge More...

Nunnery Lakes BTO Reserve

Sunday, 19 October 2014

the BTO's only Reserve More...

Amwell WLT Reserve

Saturday, 20 September 2014

One of our local reserves - surprise guest! More...

Havergate Island

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Day trip to Suffolk's only island! More...

Kent Weekend

Saturday, 30 August 2014

A trip into some Kent Reserves More...

The Farm, White Roding

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Lee's local patch More...

Flatford Mill RSPB Reserve

Sunday, 18 May 2014

a trip to Constable country More...

Thorley Wash Reserve

Sunday, 13 April 2014

2 very special sightings More...

Rye Meads RSPB Reserve

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Our local reserve gave us some very good sightings More...

Heybridge Basin

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Essex mud with waders! More...

Fishers Green

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Part of the Lea Valley Country Park More...

Marks Hall Gardens

Saturday, 19 October 2013

In spite of the weather! More...

Ouse Washes

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Following a talk last September by Paul Harrington - we paid a visit More...

Rutland Birdfair

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Mixing with the stars More...

Rspb Fowlmere

Sunday, 9 June 2013

An evening stroll at a local reserve More...

Cuckoo perched in tree

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Our local river produced a great sighting! More...

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Last year Trevor Gunton gave us a talk on Paxton Pits - was it worth it? More...

Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Apparently a good place to see the elusive crane and water rail - did we? More...

Lynford Arboretum

Saturday, 16 February 2013

One of the best woodland sites for Birding in Norfolk and Big Bonus! More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Saturday, 8 December 2012

The reserve is set along The River Mimram, a valuable chalk stream with a rich aquatic flora and fauna. More...

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Day trip to Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve - an SSSI site. More...

The Marsh, Pincey Brook, Hatfield Broad Oak

Sunday, 21 October 2012

One of Lee's favourite hidden places! More...

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

Saturday, 8 September 2012

First time visit for the group to a haven of peace and tranquility. More...

Pishiobury Park

Saturday, 18 August 2012

An evening stroll through local Parkland, Woodland, Farmland and Marsh More...

Rye Meads Rspb Reserve

Sunday, 15 July 2012

A last minute replacement visit to one of our favourite local Reserves More...

Aythorpe Roding Farmland

Sunday, 24 June 2012

A walk in local farmland More...

North Norfolk Weekend

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Our annual weekend trip - this time to the rich birdlife area of The North Norfolk Coast. More...

Tring College Lake

Sunday, 11 March 2012

An outstanding centre for wildlife in wetland and grassland habitats. More...

Male green woodpecker feeding on ground

Saturday, 18 February 2012

A local stroll among gardens and copses. More...

Lackford Lakes

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Beautiful nature reserve made from former gravel pits. More...

Welney Wetlands Centre

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The winter gathering of the swans! More...

Swallow perched on wire fence in Spain

Monday, 28 June 2010

An enjoyable evening walk along the River Stort (after all, we are the Stort Valley group), proving that there are birds around even in the middle of summer! More...

Marsh Harrier (female), close up of head

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Well, the bad news is that we missed seeing the 60,000 starlings that are said to be roosting at Titchwell this Autumn. On the other hand, we did have a very enjoyable trip and saw a variety of winter visitors and year-round birds, including several smallish flocks of starlings wheeling around the sky, not to mention marsh harriers flying gently past! More...

Cuckoo perched in tree

Sunday, 26 April 2009

On Sunday 26th April a dozen of us braved the alarm clock and the chilly start to meet at Hatfield Forest for a Dawn Chorus walk in this ancient royal hunting forest. And it wasn't just us and the birds up early.... More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Wonderful Wildlife Trust site in the former gravel pits at Amwell, in the Lee Valley near Ware in Hertfordshire. A fantastic reserve to visit, with never a dull moment. More...