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.

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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Annesley Pit top Trip Report 23/6/15

5 members attended, although possibly more to support the trips organiser than with any great expectation of good birding.  However, the faithful were richly rewarded with 33 bird species recorded and the pleasure of being surrounded by a profusion of wild … Continue reading

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Padley Gorge and Lawrence Field Trip Report – 7th June 2015

Five members gathered on the railway bridge at Grindleford Station, in bright but breezy conditions, eager to sample the heavily promoted midday repast. The cafe not yet being open, Paul Beard led us off on a complex route in the … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Nethy Bridge 17th – 24th April 2015

The trip this year was run on similar lines to that of last year but in contrast, we went mid April instead of early June which made an interesting change – some different species and no midges. Surprisingly, the weather … Continue reading

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Avenue Washlands Trip Report – 5/5/15

Having postponed the start of this trip until the afternoon, we did benefit from dry weather, but sadly, the wind was quite strong keeping many of the little birds, hunkered down meaning we had to work a bit harder for … Continue reading

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Bempton Cliffs Trip Report – 28/4/15

Following a short flurry of snow in the Ogston car park, thirty people joined the coach for the John Tagg Memorial Trip to Bempton Cliffs. John, a long time member of OBC, had requested that after he died, his photographic equipment … Continue reading

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Upper Derwent Trip Report – 21/3/15

11 members were sufficiently optimistic to turn out on a dry but windy day meeting up beside the Derwent dam wall.  Having started viewing from this point we didn’t last long in the biting wind and with few  attractions other … Continue reading

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Frampton Marsh Trip Report – 5.10.14.

Six members attended this trip and although a bit chilly, enjoyed excellent sunny weather which was perfect for walking around this extensive reserve. 48 species were observed including Stonechat, Whinchat, Wheatear, Pintail,   Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper and Glossy Ibis.  Sadly, we weren’t … Continue reading

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Nightjar Trip to Clumber Park – 3rd July 2014

A repeat of last week’s successful trip to Clumber Park again led by John Parlby but this time with modifications introduced by Geoff Lynes.  On this occasion 6 members attended and whether it was the more breezy conditions or because … Continue reading

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Nightjars Trip 1 Report – 26/6/14

An extremely successful trip to Clumber Park was led by John Parlby on Thursday evening 26th June.  The maximum of 10 members attended and 40 species of bird were clocked up in the 3.5 hours that we were there. Initially … Continue reading

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