Outdoor Events

OUR PROGRAMME of mid-week walks generally last for about two hours and are open to non-members, as we feel they offer newcomers an ideal opportunity to see what the club can offer. PBC owns several pairs of binoculars, so if you have any friends who’d like to see what birdwatching is all about, we can cater for their needs.

 

Visits to reserves at weekends are exclusive to PBC members and generally last between three and five hours. We look forward to meeting up with you again on one of the following dates:

 
Upcoming Outdoor Events

Mid Week

Weekend

Thursday, December 8 – Nene Washes

For wildfowl including wild swans plus raptors, owls and cranes.

Meet: At 14:00pm in the car park at Eldernell which is off the A650 at Coates.

  

Map Ref: TF652329

Post Code:  

Leader: Ian Gordon –  07453971727

Sunday, January 8 – North Norfolk

Our usual New Year’s bash to kick start your New Year list. Additional venues will be decided on the day dependant upon local bird news.

Meet: At 10:00am in the car park at Titchwell Marsh RSPB. Note: there is a parking fee for non RSPB members. 

Map Ref:  TF750438

Post Code:   PE31 8BB

Leader: Bob Titman  –  07922164676

Tuesday, January 17 – Rutland Water

Hopefully to find rarer grebe and divers together with a wide variety of other species. We will be driving to a variety of sites around the reservoir.

Meet: At 10:00am in Sykes Lane car park at the dam (Empringham). Note: there is a parking charge

  

Map Ref: SK936083.

Post Code:  

Leader: Bob  Titman –  07922164676

Wednesday, February 15 – Deeping Lakes LWT Reserve

A good range of wildfowl plus resident and winter migrants, with the possibility of bittern and hopefully roosting long-eared owls.

Meet: At 10:00am in the reserve car park off the B1166 Crowland road. 

  

Map Ref: TF184081.

Post Code:  

Leader: Ian Gordon –  07453971727

Saturday, February 25 – The Brecks

We will commence at Lynford Arboretum and additional sites will be visited; with some of our target species being Hawfinch, Goshawk, Woodlark, Brambling,

Meet: At 10:00am at Lynford  Arboretum Lynford Rd, Thetford,

Map Ref:  TL822942

Post Code: IP26 5HW

Leader: tbc

Thursday, March 16 – Old Sulehay WT Reserve

One of the last remnants of the ancient Rockingham Forest, for woodpeckers (hopefully we may hear lesser spotted woodpecker), marsh tit, nuthatch, tree creeper and jay etc.

Meet: At 10:00am in the car park for Ring Haw WT reserve. 

  

Map Ref: TL053980.

Post Code:  

Leader: tbc 

Sunday, March 26 – Snettisham RSPB

Experience the spectacle of tens of thousands of waders on the high tide roost on the pits and flying out onto the wash. We should also see wildfowl and hopefully raptors.

There are no facilities on site. Parking is free.

Meet: At 09:00am in the Snettisham car park, turn left at the sharp bend off Beach Road Snettisham

Map Ref:  TF652329

Post Code: PE31 7RA

Leader: tbc

Tuesday, April 18 – Woodwalton Fen NNR

One of the few remaining fen habitats, the catalyst site which inspired the Great fen project.

Meet: Park by the drain found by going to the south of Ramsey Heights turn right at Chapel Lane at the end you will seee the drain.  

  

Map Ref: TL220873.

Post Code:  

Leader: Ian Gordon - 07453971727 

Saturday, April 29 – Cley Marshes NWT

The Wildlife Trusts oldest and best known reserve.  It has a diverse range of habitats and supports breeding bitterns, avocets, marsh harriers and bearded tits whilst in late April there should be good numbers of passage waders and newly arrived migrants.

There are full facilities in the reserve centre.

Note: there is a fee for non NNT members.

Meet: At 10:00am In the car park

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Leader: tbc

Sunday, May 7 – Castor Hanglands NNR (Morning Chorus & Big Breakfast)

Experience the joys of an early spring mornings birds song, which will include Nightingales, followed by a delicious Willow Brook Farm breakfast to set you up for the day.

Meet: At 06:30am at Willow Brook farm car park off the Stamford Road, Helpston Heath 

 

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Post Code: PE6 7LE

Leader: Bob Titman  –  07922164676

Saturday, May 27 – Lakenheath Fen RSPB & Weeting Heath NWT

A chance to hopefully see breeding Common Cranes, Bearded tits and Hobbies at Lakenheath fen and Stone curlews at Weeting Heath.

Meet: At 10:00am in the reserve car park off Station road. Charge for non members at both sites.

Map Ref:  TL722864

Post Code: IP27 9AD

Leader: Ian Gordon  –  07453971727

Sunday, June 11 – Dersingham Bog NWT

To see and hear Night Jars and roding Woodccks Note: insect repellent and head gear is recommended.

Meet: At 08:00pm in the reserve car park near Wolferton. 

Map Ref:  TF662285

Post Code: 

Leader: Ian Gordon  –  07453971727

Wednesday, June 21 – Maxey Cut and the Etton and Maxey Pit Complex

I expect a respectable bird list which should include a wide range of warbles we may also hear and hopefully see turtle doves.

Meet: In the Etton/Maxey Langdyke Trust reserve car park off Etton Road.

  

Map Ref:  TF1400578.

Post Code:  

Leader: Bob Titman - 07922164676 

Thursday, July 6 – Fermyn Wood Country Park

Primarily for butterflies, hopefully Purple Emperor, White Admiral, and White letter Hairstreak. There are a full range of facilities at the park. Note there is a car parking charge.

Meet: at the visitor centre. Follow the signs from the A6116 Brigstock bypass

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Post Code: NN14 3HS 

Leader: Ian Gordon - 07543971727