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.

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

Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Comments Off on Blacktoft Sands trip report – 23/11/15

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

Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Comments Off on Nightjar trip report – 9/7/15

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

Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Comments Off on Clumber – Nightjars trip report – 25/6/15

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

Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Comments Off on Annesley Pit top Trip Report 23/6/15

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

Posted in Trip Reports | Comments Off on Padley Gorge and Lawrence Field Trip Report – 7th June 2015

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

Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Comments Off on Trip Report – Nethy Bridge 17th – 24th April 2015

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

Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Comments Off on Avenue Washlands Trip Report – 5/5/15

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

Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Comments Off on Bempton Cliffs Trip Report – 28/4/15

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

Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Comments Off on Upper Derwent Trip Report – 21/3/15

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

Posted in Trip Reports | Comments Off on Frampton Marsh Trip Report – 5.10.14.