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.

Budby Common Trip Report – 9/3/22

Ten members arrived on time at 08:30 at Budby Pumping Station car park in spite of the heavy traffic. The weather was fine, although with strong winds forecast, the leader wasn’t optimistic that we’d see any Woodlarks. However, as we … Continue reading

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Rufford Trip Report 10/2/22

12 folk turned out for this tip, 10 of whom made the 07:30 start braving the cold. However, this was richly rewarded when after only 10 minutes, 7 Hawfinches flew in and stayed for about 20 minutes giving good views. … Continue reading

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Rutland Water trip report 29/1/22

12 members enjoyed both a discounted rate to enter the reserve and reasonable weather although a tad windy.  All in all, 56 species were seen, 4 down on that clocked the last time we ran a trip here but this … Continue reading

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North Cave & Blacktoft Trip Report – 18/11/21

At the end of the day, 13 members said that they’d enjoyed the trip which surprised the leader a bit considering how quiet Blacktoft had been. We started at North Cave in glorious sunshine and between us, visited all the … Continue reading

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Old Moor Trip Report – 28/10/21

Eleven members had a rather abbreviated trip due to the leaders inability to make the earlier, insane time of 07:30 (which many seemed quite pleased about). Instead, we met just before 10:00 and after a brief chat to the reserve’s … Continue reading

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Frampton Trip Report – 15/8/21

Seventeen folk enjoyed Frampton Marsh in glorious warm sunny weather. On the way to the sea wall, the first bird of note was a Curlew Sandpiper in almost full breeding plumage and this held up proceedings for a while delaying … Continue reading

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Annesley Pit Top Trip Report – 17/6/21

Initially the weather was quite cool and still, which didn’t encourage raptors to take to the air. Nonetheless 17 members enjoyed an interesting trip with plenty to see. All in all 52 bird species were identified plus an occasional dragonfly … Continue reading

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Whisby – Langford Lowfields Trip Report 17/5/21

Eleven members enjoyed very pleasant conditions at Whisby and with great expectations, set off to find Nightingales. Pausing by the first lake, a scan of the noisy colony of Black-headed Gulls failed to find a single Mediterranean Gull so onward … Continue reading

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Lawrence Field Trip Report 13/5/21

The trip started badly for two of the twelve members who had signed up, when their car broke down. In one way they were fortunate in that they were stranded next to some woodland and had views of both Pied … Continue reading

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Cutthroat Bridge Trip Report – 26/4/21

The first trip since the lockdown restrictions were eased benefitted from glorious weather, cloudless skies and only a gentle breeze. These factors probably resulted in 16 members turning up (a record number in recent years) and also perhaps, contributed to … Continue reading

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