Category Archives: Guided Walk Reports

A guided bird walk in the Ogston Reservoir area is held on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 9:30am from the West Bank Car Park (near the Sailing Club). The walk is open to members and non-members, and no charge is made. The walk may be cancelled at short notice if the forecast is for bad weather.

Monthly Bird Walk – Saturday 7th May

A motley crew of 10 set out on a bright morning and enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the full circuit of the Reservoir. With migrants coming in all the time, some eyes were fixed skywards looking for Swifts and Tern, … Continue reading

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Monthly guided bird walk March 5th

After some recent wet days, at last a dry day. However, a bitterly cold north wind greeted us instead. 15 keen souls set off for a road walk to Brackenfield and back. The walk started well with a high flying … Continue reading

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Monthly Guided Bird Walk Feb 5th

A remarkable turn out of 23 hardy souls joined leaders Andy Marshall and Steve Slack for a walk along Ogston New Road, then Butterfield Lane, Millers Lane before looping round back along Ogston New Road back to base. For a … Continue reading

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Guided Walk 4th December

Ogston Bird Club guided walk 4 December 2021   With our usual leader being AWOL and most of the regular attendees presumably on Christmas shopping duties, the three who turned up opted for a shorter walk to Brackenfield Green returning … Continue reading

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Guided Bird Walk – May 4th

A motley crew of 22 birders set off from a cold and breezy Car Park heading in a westerly direction towards Clattercotes Wood, just south of Ashover Hay. As we got away from the reservoir the breeze dropped slightly making … Continue reading

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Guided Walk – April 6th

April Guided Bird Walk. On a pleasant Spring morning a group of 27 enthusiasts set off on a walk to Milltown Quarry. This walk is the longest we do for our guided walks and soon the group were straggled over … Continue reading

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Guided Walk -March 2nd

On a morning which started grey before brightening up with blue sky and fluffy clouds, a group of 23 set off from the West Bank Car Park under the leadership of Paul Beard. After heading North –West with Ashover Hay … Continue reading

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Guided Bird Walk 2/2/19

This month’s Bird Walk was enjoyed by 18 hardy souls braving a very cold but bright morning. We walked along the West Bank hoping to catch sight of a busy heronry which unfortunately, was devoid of bird life. Hedgerows and … Continue reading

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Bird Walk 5/1/19

Thanks to Wendy for the list from the walk. Gt Crested Grebe, Cormorant. Tufted Duck, Greylag Goose, Teal, Coot, Bh Gull, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Coal tit, Jay, Blue Tit, Gt Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Magpie, Wood Pig, Mallard, Crow, L Grebe, Pochard, … Continue reading

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3/11/2018 bird walk

Greylag Goose, Cormarant, Buzzard, B H Gull, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw, Coot, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Mallard, Mute Swan, L T Tit, GT Tit, Great Crested Grebe, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Canada Goose, Teal, Little Grebe, … Continue reading

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