Events

We have 10 monthly meetings during the year and these are free for Local Group Members and £4 an evening for visitors who are always welcome. There is a small charge for refreshments.
Our walks are open to all and free though there may sometimes be car parking and entrance fees.
If we need to make changes to or cancel any event, details will be entered on this web site so do please check. We may also have additional events.
For outdoor events, please bring binoculars if you have them and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

October 2021

Wed
6

Indoor Meeting: The Falklands - Islands of Kings, Tyrants & Giants

Location: Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Shawford, Winchester Postcode: SO21 2AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.022907,-1.3279241 (Google map)

A presentation by Mike Read on the wildlife of the Falkland Islands, a truly amazing place to visit. In Mike's own words: "There are huge colonies of penguins (up to 5 species most years) and Imperial shags while the majority of the world's black browed albatrosses nest here. There is even an endemic bird (Cobb's wren) as well as a few endemic plant species. Mammals can include orcas and dolphins just offshore while southern elephant seals line the beaches with males arguing over ownership of a harem. There are plenty of raptors, skuas and smaller birds too".

Please check our group website news for the latest information including any possible cancellation / change to an online meeting (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/winchester/news/).

Time: 7.45 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: No charge for local group members. Visitors £4.

Telephone: 01962 842 610

E-mail: winchrspb1974@gmail.com

Wed
13

Walk at Fishlake Meadows

Location: Map Ref. SU 361 224. Park and meet in the Oxlease Meadows Car Park, Oxlease Meadows (near the Fishlake Meadows / Cupernham Lane junction), Romsey (nearest postcode: SO51 7AB).
Latitude/longitude: 50.999946,-1.4869190 (Google map)

A morning walk around this wetland reserve near Romsey with Barbara Hillier.

(reserve website: hiwwt.org.uk/fishlake-meadows)

Please check our group website news for the latest information including any possible cancellation (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/winchester/news/).

Time: 9.30 am

Price: No charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

November 2021

Wed
3

Indoor Meeting: Wildlife wandering in the New Forest

Location: Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Shawford, Winchester. Postcode: SO21 2AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.022907,-1.3279241 (Google map)

David Bailey has been a wildlife cameraman for many years and writes books on his Wildlife Wanderings in many parts of the world.

An International Award winning wildlife photographer, David has been involved in several BBC productions.

Please check our group website news for the latest information including any possible cancellation / change to an online meeting (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/winchester/news/).

Time: 7.45 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: No charge for local group members. Visitors £4.

Telephone: 01962 842 610

E-mail: winchrspb1974@gmail.com

Wed
24

Walk at Blashford Lakes

Location: Map Ref. SU 151 084. Blashford Lakes HIWWT Reserve, Ellingham Drove, Ringwood. Meet in the car park by the Tern Hide which overlooks Ibsley Water (nearest postcode: BH24 3NU).
Latitude/longitude: 50.875067,-1.7860427 (Google map)

A morning walk around this reserve with Barbara Hillier.

(reserve website: hiwwt.org.uk/nature-reserves/blashford-lakes-nature-reserve)

Please check our group website news for the latest information including any possible cancellation (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/winchester/news/).

Time: 9.30 am

Price: No charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com