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July 2021

Somerset Levels

11 July @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Leader - Mike Robinson Bittern This meeting will be by car share, please if you wish to come book with Simon stating if you can drive and would be prepared to take passengers or if you would like a lift. This trip to Shapwick Heath NNR and Ham Wall RSPB reserves give members a chance of seeing Great White & Little Egrets Bittern Bearded Reedling Marsh Harrier Hobby Summer Warblers Meet at 9.30 am at the Ashcott Corner car park…

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Afternoon in Lower Woods for birds and butterflies

21 July @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Leader – John Ryman Silver-washed fritillary Meet at 14.00 hrs. at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust lodge on Inglestone Common Grid Ref ST746 881 for an interesting Natural History Walk with John whose knowledge of trees, flowers, butterflies and birds is unsurpassed. A great area to find: Silver washed Fritillary White Admiral Comma and others. Orchids and other flowers can also be found and the ancient woodland resounds with the call of birds. It can be very muddy after a spell…

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August 2021

Frampton in Summer

8 August @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Frampton upon Severn
Free

Leader: Nick Goatman Common Tern Another fabulous meeting with Nick during this programme, looking for the special birds and other wildlife of this area. Meet at 08.30 in the small car park which is situated near the bottom of the green at Frampton-on-Severn, on the track towards the sailing lake. It will be a three - mile morning walk along flat paths which cross fields, along the canal path and alongside the river, through woodland and past Court Lake. This…

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Stinchcombe Hill

12 August @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

Leader: Sheila La Porta Skylark (Alauda arvensis) by Neil Smith We meet at public car park near Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club, map location ST7444984 -GL11 6AQ at 9.30am. Our leader will take us on a 2.5 hour birdwatching walk around the hill arriving back at the car park for lunch. We may be able to book the Golf Club for lunch. After lunch if members wish we can have a look around Breakheart Quarry looking for birds and butterflies. Stinchcombe…

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September 2021

Titchfield

5 September @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Leader John Arrowsmith Water rail We have booked with this reserve up to ten places for a trip to this reserve on the coast in Hampshire where in the past we have had a great time enjoying sea watching, inland marshes and lakes with the possibility of seeing birds such as Waders, Black and other Terns, Bearded Tits and many other interesting birds. Tickets cost £6 each (according to their website) Please book saying if you would like to go…

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October 2021

Slimbridge Hides

10 October @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
WWT Slimbridge, Bowditch
Slimbridge, Gloucestershire GL2 7BT
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Free

Leader Dot Jones Common crane Meet in the Slimbridge Wildlife and Wetland Trust Car Park at 9:30 am for a walk to the hides of Slimbridge looking for migrants, returning waders and other birds. Members of WWT  free, non- members will have to pay entrance fee but we will have vouchers which will give a small discount. (Please bring your membership cards).

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Autumn at Frampton on Severn

17 October @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Frampton upon Severn
Free

Leader Nick Goatman. Yellow-legged gull This is the Fourth of our special meetings with Nick trying to find the special birds and other wildlife of this area. Meet 8.30am at the small Car Park which is situated near the bottom of the green at Frampton on Severn, on the track to the sailing lake. It will be a 3 mile morning walk along flat paths which cross fields, through woodland and past Court Lake. This is Nick’s local patch so…

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November 2021

Newport Wetlands and Goldcliff

7 November @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Wetlands, W Nash Rd,
Newport, NP18 2BZ United Kingdom
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Free

Pectoral Sandpiper Meeting at the RSPB Newport Wetlands car park at 9.30am  Grid Ref. 834.335. Following a brief visit to the RSPB managed Visitor’s Centre we will walk around the extensive reed bed area. Part of the circular walk overlooks the Severn Estuary, the mouth of the smaller R.Usk is seen looking towards the city. Cetti’s Warblers are often heard, Reed Buntings often seen, Bearded Tits occasionally. Picnic area - a convenient area to have our lunches and add birds…

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Chew Valley Lakes

21 November @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Leader Mike Robinson. Goldcrest - Ready to Ringed We will meet at Herriot’s Bridge on the A368 which is on the south side of the lake at 9.30am. After spending some time here looking for birds, we will walk up the road to the bird ringing station for morning coffee and biscuits, a chance to see a few birds in the hand and to learn about ringing. It is hoped that we will be invited to join the ringers when…

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December 2021

Frampton in Winter

5 December @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Frampton upon Severn
Free

Leader: Nick Goatman Tawny Owl - will our regular visitor be home? Our thanks go to Nick for leading more walks for us at Frampton this year. On this walk, we will be concentrating on his daily ‘patch’ around the pools at Frampton and the surrounding area. Meet in the small car park at the bottom of the green at 08.30 am as usual. This is a morning walk but if there is sufficient interest afterwards, members can adjourn to…

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