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!

September 2018

Wed
26

Out and About - September 2018, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Location: Meet north of the Deer Park at Swithland Wood South Car park (LE12 8TN), on Roecliffe Road (B5330) and walk through the woods there. Then have lunch at The Bradgate in Newtown Linford (LE6 0AE), south of the Deer Park. Then we will park at the Newtown Linford car park of the Country Park and walk around the Country Park itself.

Note car park is £3 for all day parking and can be used in all car parks. Toilet facilities are at Hallgates (Cropston) and Newtown Linford car parks and at the Deer Park visitor centre.


Postcode: LE12 8TN (Google map)

A visit to Bradgate Park, north of Leicester and on the edge of Charnwood Forest for Woodland and open country birds.

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

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

Sun
21

October 2018 Field Trip - Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve

Location: Departs from South Parade Car-Park, Sutton Coldfield. (Car parking charge applies).
Postcode: B72 1QY (Google map)

The Mecca of the North Norfolk coast at migration time! Salt marsh, freshwater marsh, reedbeds, beach and dunes - a fascinating mix of habitats for autumn migrants.

Time: 7.00 am departure

Price: £23 adult, £5 accompanied child.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01827 750633

E-mail: tonygreen777@hotmail.co.uk

Wed
24

Out and About - October 2018, Belvide Reservoir

Location: Belvide Reservoir, Staffordshire - West Midland Bird Club Reserve.

Meet approximately 1 mile NW of Brewood, Staffs., 4 miles from M6 J12. Take the A5 west from Jn12, towards Telford, continue on A5 across the roundabout at Gailey (A49 interchange), then take the 3rd left turning south, towards Brewood on Horsebrook Lane. After 3/4 mile, turn right over the canal onto Shutt Green Lane, through Shutt Green, parking at the car-park on the right adjacent to wood. Entrance to the car park is restricted but the gate will be open for you.

Non members of WMBC must advise Sandra in advance so permits can be obtained. Lunch will be at the Bell Inn, ST19 9LX

A walk at Belvide Reservoir, Staffordshire.

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: 9.30 am

Price: Check when booking!

Booking essential

E-mail: suttonrspb@gmail.com

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

Sun
18

November 2018 Field Trip - Martin Mere WWT Reserve

Location: Coach departs from South Parade car-park, Sutton Coldfield (parking charge applies).
Postcode: B72 1QY (Google map)

To Lancashire once again, for one of WWT's main reserves with the possibility of Pink footed goose and other wintering species, and a great shop and cafe should the day be cold! Maybe a starling murmuration at the end of the day, too.

Time: 7.00 am departure

Price: £23 adult, £5 accompanied child

Booking essential

Telephone: 01827 750633

E-mail: tonygreen777@hotmail.co.uk

Sat
24

Out and About - November 2018, Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derbyshire

Location: Elvaston Castle Country Park DE72 3EP

From the A50 (Derby Southern Bypass), take the A6 towards Derby; at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto B5010 (Shardlow Road), then left onto Broad Lane (also B5010) through Thulston and turn left into the Elvaston Castle car park. Toilet facilities are near the entrance, there are a number of hides on the nature reserve. Car parking will be £2.90 for 4 hours.

Lunch will be at the Wilmot Arms, Borrowash, DE72 3HA on the A6005.
Postcode: DE72 3EP (Google map)

Looking at wildlife around Elvaston Castle Country Park

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

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

Wed
12

Out and About - December 2018,Marsh Lane Nature Reserve

Location: Marsh Lane Nature Reserve, Berkswell, B92 0LS - but see below for meeting instructions!

Please meet between 09.00 and 09.15am at Somers Fishery, at the bottom end of the car park of Stonebridge Golf Club, CV7 7PL, off Hampton Lane (B4102), where permits will be collected. From there, turn right from the golf club towards the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Kenilworth Road (A452) and turn right, across the A452 towards Lincoln Farm Truck Stop, but turning sharply right to the padlocked gate to the reserve. The gate will be unlocked for you to park in the reserve.

Lunch will be at The Lake at Barston Restaurant, Marsh House farm Lane, Barston B92 0LB.

A walk round Marsh Lane Nature Reserve.

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: 9.30 am

Price: Check when booking

Booking essential

E-mail: suttonrspb@gmail.com