Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

November 2019


Indoor Meeting. Trinidad and Tobago - Ashley Grove

Location: Ossett Community Centre, Prospect Road, Ossett
Postcode: WF5 8AN (Google map)

Our meeting sees us welcome another new speaker to the group with a talk by Ashley Groves on "Trinidad and Tobago - Home of the Hummingbird". Ashley has really enjoyed nature and the great outdoors from an early age and has volunteered with the RSPB for many years. He has now set up his own company, "Experience Nature", running very successful wildlife and photography holidays both in the UK and overseas. His talk will show us the highlights of recent trips to these beautiful Caribbean Islands, where Ashley was able to fulfil his dream to photograph hummingbirds, which have fascinated him for many years. It will feature plenty of lovely images of these exquisite little jewels, along with some of the other wonderfully colourful birdlife of the islands, such as scarlet ibises, red-billed tropic birds and manakins, all set against the backdrop of the exotic local flora. The talk will also include some film with the sounds of some of the species featured, so it will be a real treat and a bit of very welcome escapism on a winter's evening - do join us!

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £2 group members £4 non-members

Telephone: 01924 266821

December 2019


Outdoor Meeting- Horbury Lagoons and Wyke

Location: Meet at the south end of Millfield Road, Horbury

We will explore a couple of lesser known local sites that often get overlooked. The wyke and lagoons attract ducks and geese in winter and snipe also inhabit the area. Kingfishers can be found along the river and canal. It will also be interesting to see what passerines we can find at this time of year.

Time: 9.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01924 456352