Category Archives: Trip Reports

Ogston Bird Club runs a full programme of trips throughout the year, details of which can be found on the Trips page. Below is an archive of trip reports.

Report on Clumber Trip – 13th June 2017

This trip was the one which should have taken place on 7th June, but had to be rescheduled after the National Trust closed parts of the park as a result of damage to a number of trees resulting from the … Continue reading

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Report on Clumber Trip – 23rd May 2017

Maximum numbers had booked on this rightly, popular trip and with the weather being incredibly warm, with little wind, hopes were high that we would break the previous record of 44 species of bird identified.  Indeed, the evening started well with … Continue reading

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21st May Trip to Padley Gorge

A very select group of people, ie both of us, set off at 8:30am for a fabulous walk in brilliant weather. We finished as usual with the excellent brunch at Grindleford Station. The following is a full list of birds … Continue reading

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Whisby Trip Report – 4th May 2017

Six members attended this meet on a gorgeous sunny day marred a little by a rather strong wind.  The target species was the Nightingale but when we arrived at ‘Nightingale Corner’ it was to find that the bird had just … Continue reading

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Report on trip to Old Moor RSPB reserve – 6/4/17

Three members had arrived in the Old Moor car park by the appointed time of 9:30am and, under the direction of Jeff Davies, duly set off with a target of finding sixty species. The sun shone warmly all day, but … Continue reading

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Report on trip to Budby Common – 8/3/17

Ten members assembled beside the extremely noisy A616 at 08:30 then quickly moved onto the relative peace of the Common.  There was very little wind and though the sky was cloudy, it was reasonably warm.  However, very little could be … Continue reading

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Rufford CP Trip Report – Tues 21st Feb 2017

For the 3 members who arrived at 07:55, this was an incredibly successful trip because they saw all the birds that had been targeted. The leader who arrived at 08:10 was highly miffed because he ‘dipped’ on the Hawfinches which … Continue reading

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Report on trip to Blacktoft Sands 23/11/16

Eight members had a fabulous day at this RSPB reserve. The weather was dry much of the time although it was quite cold especially inside the hides. Some folks actually tried going outside in an effort to warm up in … Continue reading

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Report on trip to Frampton Marsh – 18/9/16

Eight of us had a great day at this fantastic reserve although the early risers definitely got the best pickings. It was a particularly high tide that morning with the sea coming right up to the sea wall (apparently this … Continue reading

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13/7/16 – Trip report for Blacktoft Sands

The club had a fabulous trip to this wonderful reserve but sadly enjoyed by only 4 members.  The weather was good except for a couple of showers which at Blacktoft, with its 6 hides, didn’t ‘interrupt play’. All in all, 56 … Continue reading

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