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 trip to RSPB Blacktoft – 22/11/17

Seven members made the trip and inspite of the strong wind, had a good time (it remained dry which was probably better than most parts of the country).  A total of 39 species were seen which compared to this time … Continue reading

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Trip by coach to Spurn Point – 8th October 2017

A very successful trip thanks to the leader Julia Smith who organised everything and who wrote the following report.  Thanks also to Christine Gregory and Dave Hallam for the photos. It was a lively group of 16 birders that met on Sunday … Continue reading

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Trip to RSPB Frampton Marsh 10th Sept 2017

Eight members chose the dry but chilly weather to visit this fabulous reserve rather than stay at home where as I understand it, the weather was not so kind. We benefitted enormously from the fact that there was a particularly … Continue reading

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Trip to RSPB Blacktoft 11th July 2017

The weather forecast was foul causing even the trip leader to bale out.  However, three hardy souls braved the elements and reported as follows: You (i.e. the trip leader) were right to cancel. It rained for the 4 hours we … Continue reading

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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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