Calendar of Events

 

 

Sun 15    DINTON PASTURES,A walk around the lakes of the country park near Woodley, we should find some late summer migrants and the first wintering ducks should have arrived.    RG5 4UE  

Wed 2   Midweek Walk

meeting at 10.00 a.m. at The Rowbarge Public House, Woolhampton for a walk around Woolhampton Gravel Pits.

Sun 20    PAGHAM HARBOUR

Minibus trip to Pagham Harbour in search of passage waders and migrants.  

Sun 17    WALLASEA ISLAND
A minibus trip to the new RSPB reserve in Essex which used the spoil from the 
Crossrail project to create habitat for a coastal realignment project. The area is already good for waders and raptors.


 

Sun 15 Dec    FLEET POND
A visit to Fleet Pond to look for wintering ducks and other birds such as siskins and firecrest.                 GU14 0LZ

Sun 19    STAINES RESERVOIR
A morning walk along the causeway at Staines is a good spot for wintering ducks, and often black-necked grebes.    TW19 7PS

Wed 22  Midweek Walk

Meeting at 10.00 a.m. The Fox and Hounds PH Car Park, Theale for a walk around Hosehill Lakes.

 

Sun 16    RAINHAM MARSHES RSPB
A minibus trip to the east side of London to visit this reserve which has a large area of wet meadows which contains lots of ducks and golden plover, also good for raptors and water pipits.

 

 

Sun 15    WITHYMEADE
A morning walk round the local nature reserve near Goring, we will look for woodland birds and maybe the first chiffchaff of the year.                RG8 0HS

 

 

 

Sun 19    UPTON WARREN
A minibus trip to this reserve in Worcester, which is a series of flashes and reedbeds, we have visited it once before. It should be good for passage waders and other birds, avocets breed here.

Sun 3        DAWN CHORUS DAY
For the early risers we start at 4:30 a.m. to catch the birds waking up to another day.                        RG4 6RT 

14- 17         WEEKEND AWAY IN MID-WALES
Our weekend away will be to look for pied flycatchers, redstarts, wood warblers and osprey at the Ynys-hir and Lake Vyrnwy RSPB reserves plus a visit to Dyfi Osprey Project.    

Wed 22   Midweek Walk​

Meeting in the car park at Paices Wood, Aldermaston for a walk around this reserve.

Fri 12         PADWORTH COMMON    
On our annual evening walk to see nightjars and woodcock we will visit Padworth Common, which never fails to deliver the target birds.                

RG7 4JB

no meeting this month​

no meeting this month​

 

Sat 14    Woodcote Festival.

An afternoon festival in Woodcote


Sat 19    Coin collection at Asda, Lower Earley


Sat 9  Annual Quiz Night, Burghfield Village Hall

Our annual quiz evening to test your general knowledge. Starts at 7:30pm. Contact George Noble.

 

Sat 7 Christmas Tree Sales

Event at Caversham Court, Christmas tree sales and stalls including RSPB stall.

 

 

no events currently planned
 

no events currently planned

 

 

Fri 13   Annual Skittles Match

Will Friday the 13th be unlucky for some, with the first ball thrown at 19:30 why not come along and find out.
Wallingford Sports Centre.    OX10 9RB

Sat 18        National Bean Pole Day 

Trading event at Caversham Court, including RSPB stall, 10am to 3pm.

Fri 8   South Stoke May Fair

Afternoon event in South Stoke, including RSPB stall.

Sun 10   Burghfield May Fair

Trading event in Burghfield, including RSPB stall.

No events currently planned

TBC Woodcote Rally

Full details available nearer the time, contact George Noble.

3rd Earley Green Fair

Local conservation fair held at Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve.

September 2019

Tues 10    “CONFESSIONS OF A BIRD GUIDE” by Rick and Elis Simpson

Based on birding trips to Brazil – if you ever wondered what your guide thinks of you – now is the time to find out!!

 

October

Tues 8    “BIRD WATCHING IN THE DARK” with Graham Giddens
Examining what birds do at night, including roosting behaviour, feeding and migrating.    

November

Tues 12    “LAMMERGEIERS OF THE SPANISH PYRENEES” with Ashley Grove
The life history of the “bone-breaker” and the species that share its world, including raptors and various smaller birds.

Tues 19 "Cockatoos and Kookaburras" with Ailsa Claybourn

A joint talk with Reading Natural History Society, at Pangbourne Village Hall starting at 7.45 p.m.

 


 

December

Tues 10 Dec    MEMBERS EVENING,
A chance to provide 10 minutes of 
entertainment and enjoy some good grub.

January 2020

Tues 14     “WILDLIFE OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY with Lee Morgan
A tour of Canada’s only desert.    

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

February

Tues 11    “EH? WHAT? PARDON?” with David Darrell-Lambert
Looking at birds and the noises they make.    

March

Tues 10    “HARRIDANS, HEDWIG AND HAWKS: BIRDS IN LITERATURE” with Ailsa Claybourn
How birds have been presented in literature over the years, from Shakespeare to J.K.Rowling. Why did King Lear call one of his daughters ‘detested kite’? And what’s wrong with Hedwig?

April

Tues 14    “QUETZAL QUEST: COSTA RICA” by Chris Ward
Exceptional biodiversity – mammals, insects, reptiles and birds.

May

Tues 12    AGM followed by:-
“THE OTMOOR STORY” with David Wilding

The reserve manager of Otmoor brings us up to date on the happenings at the 
Oxfordshire reserve.    

June

Tues 9     “UGANDA” with Chris Magin
20 years of RSPB support to the birdlife partner Nature Uganda.    

July

no meeting this month​

August

no meeting this month

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