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.

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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7/7/16 – Second Nightjar Trip to Clumber Park

A second fully subscribed joint Ogston/DOS trip to Clumber Park this time had a delightfully warm, still evening.  Surprisingly, we were unable to fully capitalise upon this and  identified (saw/heard) only 35 different species.  However, early on we had excellent views … Continue reading

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29/6/16 – First Clumber Park Nightjar Trip Report

A fully subscribed joint Ogston/DOS trip to Clumber Park braved the dubious weather forecast and while the evening started off with the odd rain shower, the weather did turn fine later on when it really mattered.  All in all we … Continue reading

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Ogston walk to Padley Gorge 22nd May 2016.

We met at 8:30am in bright sunshine and we had excellent weather all morning. A good morning’s birding followed having good views of all the key Padley species including Wood Warbler. We finished at Grindleford Station around noon for the … Continue reading

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5/5/16 Avenue Washlands Trip report

Gorgeous weather had been booked for this trip and it duly arrived.  Nine club members had a great time exploring (some for the first time), the hidden treasures of this reserve.  In all, 44 different species of bird were identified … Continue reading

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17/4/16 – Old Moor & Wombwell Ings Trip Report

Eight members enjoyed fabulous weather and an excellent days birding with 59 species of bird seen.  We started optimistically by visiting the Reedbed Screen hoping for Bittern and Bearded Tits but as is generally the case, we were unsuccessful.  Back … Continue reading

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19/3/16 Derwent Trip report

Eight members assembled beside the dam wall on a dull and decidedly chilly morning to be greeted by an absolute dearth of birds.  In addition to us, a group of birders from DOS were being similarly disappointed.  Suddenly the misery … Continue reading

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