Author Archives: Martin Kaye

Annesley Pit Top Trip Report – 17/6/21

Initially the weather was quite cool and still, which didn’t encourage raptors to take to the air. Nonetheless 17 members enjoyed an interesting trip with plenty to see. All in all 52 bird species were identified plus an occasional dragonfly … Continue reading

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Whisby – Langford Lowfields Trip Report 17/5/21

Eleven members enjoyed very pleasant conditions at Whisby and with great expectations, set off to find Nightingales. Pausing by the first lake, a scan of the noisy colony of Black-headed Gulls failed to find a single Mediterranean Gull so onward … Continue reading

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Lawrence Field Trip Report 13/5/21

The trip started badly for two of the twelve members who had signed up, when their car broke down. In one way they were fortunate in that they were stranded next to some woodland and had views of both Pied … Continue reading

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Cutthroat Bridge Trip Report – 26/4/21

The first trip since the lockdown restrictions were eased benefitted from glorious weather, cloudless skies and only a gentle breeze. These factors probably resulted in 16 members turning up (a record number in recent years) and also perhaps, contributed to … Continue reading

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OBC Hides reopened 2nd Dec

Coronavirus Pandemic. Second National Lock-down ends on 2 December 2020 Just at present things don’t seem to be getting any easier with the pandemic. The guidelines are unavoidably changing quite frequently. Let’s hope the news of the vaccines proves to be … Continue reading

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Opticron Discovery WP PC 8 X 42 binoculars

Purchased at £169 (still on sale for this price) hardly used as the lady in question found them too heavy for her. £110 O.N.O. Contact 01629 823886 (Angela Yates)

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Report on Frampton Marsh trip – 16/8/20

Eight members for a Frampton trip might be regarded as disappointing but this was the first OBC visit since Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ was relaxed. Also, the weather forecast was decidedly dodgy. However, after a wet drive, the weather improved approaching the … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Budby Common – 12th March 2020

Twelve members turned up on a beautiful sunny day but with a howling gale blowing across the common, birding was not going to be easy.  In spite of everything, the party managed to clock 48 species.  As we climbed the … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Rutland Water – 26/1/20

Thirteen members assembled in the car park at the allotted time and because we were so numerous, got a reduced rate for entry to the reserve.  Starting birding upstairs at the visitors centre overlooking lagoon 1, it was not long … Continue reading

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Report on Trip to RSPB Blacktoft Sands – 25th July 2019

Fourteen members turned up on this the hottest day of the year so far. (On the return journey, my car clocked 38 deg C.) While there weren’t many birds about, perhaps as a result of the heat, nonetheless, the group … Continue reading

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