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 Sands – 10th July

Nine members were well rewarded on the annual trip to Blacktoft with good weather and excellent birding. Immediately sightings of Bearded Tits were had from the visitors centre before we’d even had a chance to get properly started.  Juveniles or … Continue reading

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Report on trip to Annesley Pit Top – 19th June 2018

A glorious morning enjoyed by 10 members at this little known and little visited nature reserve. In addition to the 36 species of birds identified, we also enjoyed a riot of flowers and plenty of Damsel and Dragonflies. The stars … Continue reading

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Reports on 2 evening trips to Clumber Park 24th May & 6th June

Reports on two very successful trips. 24th May A mixture of 9 members of both OBC and DOS spent a very pleasant mild evening in the Park. With the recent events of vandalism to the ornamental bridge we noticed immediately … Continue reading

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Report on trip to Whisby Nature Park – 15th May 2018

Six members attended this visit on a gorgeous sunny day, targeting species like Nightingale, Garden Warbler and Med Gull. Within Ten minutes a Med Gull was spotted in the water bathing next to the islands by the visitor center. A … Continue reading

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Report on trip to Lawrencefield/Padley/Burbage 3rd May 2018

8 members enjoyed a fabulous morning’s birding in pleasant conditions.  Starting at 08:30 before picnic parties and dog walkers had arrived, we started brilliantly with a distant view of a Whinchat and this was followed in a short space of … Continue reading

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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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