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.

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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Blacktoft Sands trip report – 23/11/15

The attraction of the possibility of seeing Hen Harriers wasn’t enough to woo members away from Derbyshire and so in the end only three of us went.  Arriving at mid-day with the intention of staying until last light, Blacktoft delivered … Continue reading

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Nightjar trip report – 9/7/15

The second of the Nightjar trips was possibly even more successful than the first.  8 members met up on the most perfect of evenings, warm and with the gentlest of breezes.  The group were so determined to beat the previous … Continue reading

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Clumber – Nightjars trip report – 25/6/15

A most successful trip with 42 species seen/heard by a mixed group of 8 OBC and DOS members.  The highlights included good but distant views of a kingfisher, a buzzard, linnets, yellow hammer, repeated sightings of a hunting barn owl, 5 … Continue reading

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