Events

Everyone is welcome at our events, whether or not they are RSPB members, though costs may vary between members and non-members. If you would like to help at an event, we would love to hear from you - either use the contact details for the event, or go to the 'Contact Us' page.

Our indoor meetings are well-attended and popular - don't worry if you are not an expert, not many of us are, so you will be in good company! The same goes for the Field Trips - and they are an excellent way of learning more about the birds we see. If you would like a Programme that you can print, go to the 'News' page, where you will find an item entitled 'Programme on Website', from which a Programme can be downloaded.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

May 2018

Wed
23

Out and About - May 2018, Otmoor RSPB Reserve

Location: Otmoor RSPB Reserve.

Revised instructions added 7th April!

Travelling southbound, exit the M40 at J9, at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto A34 to Oxford/Newbury. After 3.2 miles take the B4027 exit towards Bletchingdon/Heathfield/Islip and in 0.1 miles turn right onto Bletchingdon Road/B4027 and continue to follow it for 3.8 miles. (Going through Islip the road goes round to the left past the Red Lion on High Street, continue straight through the village on Kings Head Lane then changes to Wheatley Road). Over the River Ray and Common Road should be the third road on the left, signposted Beckley.
In 0.8 miles turn left onto New Inn Road then the road bends sharply round to the right, High Street. Pass the Abingdon Arms on the left and then sharp left onto Otmoor Lane. Follow this down to turn left and right at the end to find the car park.
Please bring own picnic lunch, but we may have lunch at the pub, to be decided on the day depending on time and circumstances.
Please note that there are no toilet facilities at the reserve, so please use the toilets at Cherwell Valley services on the M40 just before J9. The Abingdon Arms does not open until 12pm and we can use the toilets there when we leave the reserve.
Should there be a heatwave, hopefully not. As there is very little cover, drinking more water and lack of toilet facilities, an alternative venue may be chosen, possibly Wolseley centre ST17 0WT that was cancelled.
Please inform me if you are coming to Otmoor.

Postcode: OX3 9TB (Google map)

A walk round the RSPB Otmoor Reserve

Otmoor has become an important RSPB Reserve, bringing back much of the old wet moorland habitat, lost when the area was drained for farming. Superb selection of farmland and wetland birds can be expected.

Please note that there are no toilets at the Reserve, so use the facilities at Cherwell Valley services on the M40 on your way down.

Contact: Sandra Bourne 07914803359 TEXT ONLY - NO VOICE CALLS
or e-mail suttonrspb@gmail.com (Out and Abouts only).
For voice calls, please contact via Linda Hobbs on 07966 418301

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Check when booking!

Booking essential

E-mail: suttonrspb@gmail.com

June 2018

Wed
27

Out and About - June 2018, Rutland Water

Location: Meet at the Lyndon Visitor Center, on the south side of Rutland water. From the A6003, turn left, if coming from Oakham or right if coming from Uppingham, into Lyndon Road, then past a roundabout and the reserve entrance is on the left. Later, we will move to the Egleton Reserve (LE15 8BT), on the north west part of Rutland water.

Entrance and parking charge covers both areas.
Postcode: LE15 8RN (Google map)

A visit to Rutland Water, near Oakham

Wetland and farmland birds, plus views of the osprey nests.

Contact: Sandra Bourne 07914803359 TEXT ONLY - NO VOICE CALLS
or e-mail suttonrspb@gmail.com (Out and Abouts only).
For voice calls, please contact via Linda Hobbs on 07966 418301

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Check when booking!

Booking essential

E-mail: suttonrspb@gmail.com

September 2018

Mon
10

September 2018 Indoor Meeting - New Zealand ... from the anchor to the fish's tail.

Location: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield (access from Boswell Road)
Postcode: B74 2NH (Google map)

Back from the summer break to a scenic journey through the unique wildlife and scenery of New Zealand, described by Paul Bingham.

No booking necessary.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.00. Non-members £3.50. Under 16 £1. WEx members £0.50

October 2018

Mon
1

October 2018 Indoor Meeting - Wonderful Winter Wildlife

Location: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield (access from Boswell Road)
Postcode: B74 2NH (Google map)

A new talk from local photographer Ashley Grove, looking at the spectacular birds to be found during the British winter.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.00. Non-members £3.50. Under 16 £1. WEx members £0.50

November 2018

Mon
5

November 2018 Indoor Meeting - The Forest of Dean

Location: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield (access from Boswell Road)
Postcode: B74 2NH (Google map)

Always a popular visitor, Nick Martin comes back to show us some of the secretive and hidden wildlife of a beautiful part of Britain that we often visit as a Group.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.00. Non-members £3.50. Under 16 £1. WEx members £0.50

December 2018

Mon
3

December 2018 Indoor Meeting - Every Picture Tells a Story

Location: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield (access from Boswell Road)
Postcode: B74 2NH (Google map)

For our Christmas Meeting, Peter and Margaret Preece return with more photographic tales from Britain and Europe. Remember, we usually have cakes and festive food as an added attraction for the December meeting!

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £3.00. Non-members £3.50. Under 16 £1. WEx members £0.50