Category Archives: Trips

Report on evening trip to Clumber 22nd May 2019

A full complement of 10 members enjoyed a warm evening in Clumber Park. Beginning in Hardwick Village, the group first heard a Cuckoo calling and then were incredibly lucky to see it posing at the top of a bush, long … Continue reading

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Report on Trip to Whisby & Langford Lowfields 17th May 2019

Nine members assembled in the car park at Whisby with the organiser counting his blessings that it had stopped raining and was actually brightening up. Walking through the early part of the reserve, an early disappointment at the lack of … Continue reading

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Report on Lawrence Field Trip 10/5/19

Raining at 08:00 didn’t bode well so it was much relief that it had stopped when we arrived at the roadside park above Padley Gorge.  Ten members then set off across Lawrence Field Moor in rather dull conditions hardly daring … Continue reading

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Budby Common Trip report – 5/4/19

Fourteen members met beside Budby Common and unlike the previous trip to the Upper Derwent Valley, didn’t suffer from high winds or interminable up hill sections. Indeed, the entire trip could be described as more or less flat. All in … Continue reading

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Upper Derwent Valley Trip – 22/3/19

Nine members had a very energetic birding trip in the Upper Derwent Valley in fine but windy weather. Initially all seemed calm as we spent time by the Derwent Dam Wall waiting for folk to arrive while viewing across the … Continue reading

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Guided Walk -March 2nd

On a morning which started grey before brightening up with blue sky and fluffy clouds, a group of 23 set off from the West Bank Car Park under the leadership of Paul Beard. After heading North –West with Ashover Hay … Continue reading

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Report on OBC trip to Rufford CP, Sherwood and Welbeck Raptor Watch Point – 15/2/19

Six members enjoyed a glorious day (albeit with a chilly start) and shortly after arriving, we were delighted to all be able to view through the scope our main target bird in the form of a female Hawfinch. During a … Continue reading

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Guided Bird Walk 2/2/19

This month’s Bird Walk was enjoyed by 18 hardy souls braving a very cold but bright morning. We walked along the West Bank hoping to catch sight of a busy heronry which unfortunately, was devoid of bird life. Hedgerows and … Continue reading

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Bird Walk 5/1/19

Thanks to Wendy for the list from the walk. Gt Crested Grebe, Cormorant. Tufted Duck, Greylag Goose, Teal, Coot, Bh Gull, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Coal tit, Jay, Blue Tit, Gt Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Magpie, Wood Pig, Mallard, Crow, L Grebe, Pochard, … Continue reading

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3/11/2018 bird walk

Greylag Goose, Cormarant, Buzzard, B H Gull, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw, Coot, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Mallard, Mute Swan, L T Tit, GT Tit, Great Crested Grebe, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Canada Goose, Teal, Little Grebe, … Continue reading

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