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Annesley Pit Top trip report 14/6/23

16 folk enjoyed a gorgeous morning at Annesley, sunny but not too hot. This relatively new reserve seems to get better with every passing year. All told we Identified 50 species of bird of which the best were the Black-necked … Continue reading

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Whisby and Langford Lowfields – May 17th 2023

Rather down on numbers this week but glorious weather for a stroll looking at birds. It can be a hard life at times! First stop Whisby Nature Park. Target species – the beautiful Nightingale, once heard, never forgotten! However, there … Continue reading

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Padley Gorge and Barbrook – May 10th 2023

A gaggle of 14 (actually 12 with two laggards catching up with us later) assembled at the usual parking spot at the top of Padley Gorge. After a healthy debate about the weather forecast (everyone seemed to have a different … Continue reading

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Budby Common trip report – 8/3/23

13 members managed to get to Budby in spite of delays due to road works and flat tyres. The group set off at about 08:40 in still but cold, dull weather. Expectations were raised by an early sighting of 2 … Continue reading

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Monthly Guided Walk Nov 5 2022

Ably led by Andy Marshall, a party of 10 enjoyed this month’s walk on a damp grey morning along the reservoir West Bank and around Brackenfield Green. 40 species were noted – Redwing, Robin, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Mute Swan, Cormorant, … Continue reading

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RSPB Old Moor Trip Report – Thu 27th Oct

The 07:30 arrival time for the early birds seemed to be quite frankly ridiculous while driving up the M1 in heavy traffic and pouring rain and to make matters worse, it was dark. The leader messed up by being half … Continue reading

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Monthly Bird Walk October 1st

After the rain the day before, this month’s walk was restricted to tarmac, along Ogston New Road to Brackenfield, around the village lanes and back. 11 members attended and enjoyed a mild, sunny and clear, 3 hour walk! Species recorded … Continue reading

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RSPB Frampton Marsh Trip Report – Sun 14th Aug

Five brave souls withstood the blazing sun to spend about six hours at Frampton. As usual, ┬áthe reserve delivered an impressive spectacle particularly impressing some who had never been before. The star of the show was undoubtedly the North American … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Nightjar Evening 26th May 22

23 members (a record in recent years) assembled on Flash Lane in midge free conditions and were treated to brilliant close views of Nightjars which on occasion flew over their heads. In addition, there were plenty of Tree Pipits and … Continue reading

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Trip Report to Lawrence Field & Padley Gorge – 12th May 22

The annual Padley Gorge trip was scheduled for Wednesday 11th May but was postponed for a day due to inclement weather. Nine intrepid devotees arrived on Thursday morning which was dry and overcast but with a chill wind. Thanks to … Continue reading

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