Join Us For Bird Watching Walks and Wildlife Talks

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Programme of Activities

The links below take you to images of our A4 printed programme of activities. You can use these images to print your own handy copy of our programme.

IMPORTANT

Our group needs to identify suitable candidates for the roles of Group Leader and Group Secretary as the current incumbents, Mike and Sue Huddy, will relinquish their roles at the AGM in April 2017.

If you feel you could help the group in either role please contact Mike Huddy on 01494 571716 for further information.

Next Events
 
Our next walk or outing:

SATURDAY COACH TRIP
to Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve
Date: 10 September 2016

Full details of this event
 
Our next talk:

The Falklands, Islands of Kings, Tyrants and Giants
Mike Read
Date: 15 September 2016

Full details of this talk
 
Three young Starlings
 

21/6/16 Padworth Common walk of 17 June 2016, report added.

27/5/16 Berkshire Downs walk of 25 May 2016, report and photos added.

26/5/16 Report added for the indoor meeting An Adventure in Morocco given by Colin Wilson, 19 May 2016.

20/5/16 Otmoor walk of 15 May 2016, report and photos added.

12/5/16 Dungeness coach trip of 7 May 2016, report and photos added.

29/4/16 Moor Green Lakes walk of 27 April 2016, report and photos added.

25/4/16 Report added for the AGM and indoor meeting RSPB RESERVES PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE given by Gwyn Williams, 21 April 2016.

18/4/16 Stocker's Lake walk of 17 April 2016, report and photos added.

Niki McCann, Education Officer, Waltham Place writes -There will be a Dawn Chorus walk on Saturday 30th April 2016, 5.30am-7.30am. It will be led by Brian Clews who will identify the birds we hear and see. Cost:£7.50 per person to include a bacon or egg roll, tea and coffee. Booking essential- 01628 825517 or estateoffice@walthamplace.com
Venue:The Ormandy Centre*, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berks. SL6 3JH

 


Latest News

Thursday 23 June 2016

Hedgehog looking for food

Big Garden Birdwatch results are in.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Nightingale singing
Photo - John Bridges (rspb-images.com)
There is a planning application to put houses and floating homes on Theale Main Lake, a nationally important Nightingale stronghold.

[See older news...]

 

 

Our next walk or outing:

SATURDAY COACH TRIP
to Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve
Date: 10 September 2016

Full details of this event
Our next talk:

The Falklands, Islands of Kings, Tyrants and Giants
Mike Read
Date: 15 September 2016

Full details of this talk

IMPORTANT
Our group needs to identify suitable candidates for the roles of Group Leader and Group Secretary as the current incumbents, Mike and Sue Huddy, will relinquish their roles at the AGM in April 2017.

If you feel you could help the group in either role please contact Mike Huddy on 01494 571716 for further information.


21/6/16 Padworth Common walk of 17 June 2016, report added.

27/5/16 Berkshire Downs walk of 25 May 2016, report and photos added.

26/5/16 Report added for the indoor meeting An Adventure in Morocco given by Colin Wilson, 19 May 2016.

20/5/16 Otmoor walk of 15 May 2016, report and photos added.

12/5/16 Dungeness coach trip of 7 May 2016, report and photos added.

29/4/16 Moor Green Lakes walk of 27 April 2016, report and photos added.

25/4/16 Report added for the AGM and indoor meeting RSPB RESERVES PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE given by Gwyn Williams, 21 April 2016.

18/4/16 Stocker's Lake walk of 17 April 2016, report and photos added.

Niki McCann, Education Officer, Waltham Place writes -There will be a Dawn Chorus walk on Saturday 30th April 2016, 5.30am-7.30am. It will be led by Brian Clews who will identify the birds we hear and see. Cost:£7.50 per person to include a bacon or egg roll, tea and coffee. Booking essential- 01628 825517 or estateoffice@walthamplace.com
Venue:The Ormandy Centre*, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berks. SL6 3JH


Latest News

Thursday 23 June 2016

Hedgehog looking for food

Big Garden Birdwatch results are in.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Nightingale singing
Photo - John Bridges (rspb-images.com)
There is a planning application to put houses and floating homes on Theale Main Lake, a nationally important Nightingale stronghold.

[See older news...]

 

Walks

We hold frequent bird watching walks, between September and June. Free

Spend a morning with us, exploring a local birding spot such as Dinton Pastures for waterfowl, Braywick for woodland birds, Aston Rowant for Red Kites, or the Jubilee River and Dorney Wetlands for Hobby and Skylark.

While bird watching is our main focus, we also watch out for other wildlife such as deer, insects, weasels and even fungi.

Our outings are suitable for everyone, whether you are an experienced birder or just starting an interest in wildlife. Our walking pace is gentle and the distances are frequently short.

Full-day walks offer a change from Berkshire birds and visit more distant destinations such as Keyhaven, Farmoor, Rainham, Otmoor and Farlington.

We also have a weekend away each year at Gibraltar Point

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Coach Trips

We run weekend coach day-trips that go to important UK nature reserves such as Portland Bill, Minsmere, Abberton and Dungeness.

Coach trips depart from Braywick Park (Braywick Sports Ground), Braywick Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1BN, where there is free parking.

Departure time is typically 7am and we aim to return around 7pm.

Prices vary by destination.  Adults - £20.00; Under 16's - £10.00, plus a share of any destination coach entrance charge/donations.

Seats must be booked in advance.

Bring binoculars to get closer to the birds, bring a camera to record all the wildlife and bring your family - all welcome.

     

Talks

We organise Indoor talks, at the High Street Methodist Church hall, King Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1EA. Easy parking nearby.

Join us at Thursday evening meetings and marvel at the birds of Burma, Russia, USA, Morocco and even England.... and marvel at the difficulties overcome by our intrepid presenters, bird watching in such far flung places.

We also have talks about conservation and talks about RSPB developments.

We are there from 7.00pm, with proceedings starting at 7.30pm and finishing around 9.30pm

Admission (including refreshments) is £3 for RSPB East Berks Group members, £4 for non-members, £1 for any under 16's.

Illustrated talks are given by experienced speakers drawn from across the UK.

We also present details of our forthcoming events for the next month, hold a small raffle and give a rundown of recent local bird sightings.

News, social chat, biscuits and tea or coffee are always included.

Not sure what to put in your garden bird feeders? Need some advice on which bird guide book to buy? Heard a strange bird call? What bird built that nest in your ivy? Come to a meeting and ask around.

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Black-tailed Godwit

All our events are open to all, particularly beginners and those new to our Thames Valley area. You are assured of a warm welcome and don't have to be a member - come along and we will open up a world of bird experiences to you.

We would be delighted to see you at one of our events. So don't hesitate, meet our friendly group soon and do something different in 2015.

Our website contains many of our Photos taken in local gardens, on our trips within England - and beyond. For news of our group's activities, local events, local planning, local environment, etc., see the In the News section. There are also Reports of past events.

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