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North Cave/Blacktoft Trip Report 29/11/23

On a bitterly cold but sunny, still day, a goodly turn out of 12 members met at North Cave to enjoy a walk round the increasingly extensive reserve. All in all, 50 species were seen, nothing particularly unusual but a … Continue reading

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Frampton Marsh Trip Report 13/8/23

A group of 9 assembled at the Visitors’ Centre at 09:00 prompt and headed off for the sea wall. On the way our attention was drawn to a Green Sandpiper close to the path and then a small flock of … Continue reading

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Blacktoft Sands Trip Report 19/7/23

A relatively small group of 8 arrived at Blacktoft to decent weather having suffered a foul journey in torrential rain. 47 bird species were identified by the group but it was by no means the stand out trip that it … Continue reading

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Nightjar trip report 24/5/23

The Flash Lane crepuscular trip for Nightjars, Woodcock and Tree Pipit took place on 24th May enjoyed by a group of 22 souls. A fine but rather chilly evening, Nightjars eventually churring but only a brief view. Perhaps too cool … Continue reading

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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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Bird Watching Magazines

Back numbers of Bird Watching magazine from 2015 – 2021 free to anyone interested. Need to get rid fairly soon to make room. Contact Martin Kaye 07833720542.

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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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Helping the BTO with Breeding Bird Surveys in Derbyshire

Simon Roddis has recently taken on the role of BTO Regional Officer for Breeding Bird Surveys in Derbyshire. In order to get as much survey work done as possible, he is looking for volunteers. Full details can be found below: … 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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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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