Outdoor Events

Outdoor Meetings

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

Sunday, October 3 – RSPB Frampton Marsh

Now firmly established as one of the RSPB’s premier sites, both for birds and its human visitors, Frampton nearly always delivers something unusual alongside the usual array of wader and wildfowl species.

Meet: At 10am in the reserve’s car park

Map Ref:  TF 356 392.

Post Code:   PE20 1AY.

Note:   The RSPB’s preferred route is signposted off the A16, turning right at Wyberton (look for brown tourist sign). Free parking for RSPB members.

Leader: Bob Titman – 07922 164 676.

Tuesday, October 19 – Deeping Lakes

One of the most productive local nature reserves is always a good bet for a wide range of species, especially wildfowl and has been a reliable site for owls in the past. An October visit could still include a few passage waders which use the Welland Valley as a flyway.

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

Map Ref:  TF 184 081.

Leader: Bob Titman – 07922 164 676.

Saturday, November 13 – Summer Leys and Stanwick nature reserves, Northants.

These two Nene Valley reserves lie close to Wellingborough and are fast developing into leading inland sites for a wide range of birds. The Stanwick Lakes 750-acre site is managed by the Rockingham Forest Trust and features three bird hides and bird feeding station. Alongside the regular Wigeon, Gadwall and Teal, there may be species such as Smew and Goosander.

 

Summer Ley’s large, ex-gravel pit is made up of a main lake with gently sloping banks, shallow areas of water and ponds, low-lying islands, a large scrape and a fringe of reeds surrounded by grassland and wet woodland.

This is ideal habitat for wintering birds: Goosander, Wigeon and Gadwall reach nationally important numbers, joined by large numbers of roosting Lapwing and Golden Plover. 

Meet: At the carpark in Stanwick Lakes that is well signposted off the Stanwick roundabout on the A45 between Thrapston and Wellingborough. Car park fee: £3.80.

Map Ref:  

Post Code:   NN9 6GY.

Meet:  At the Summer Leys car park lies off Hardwater Road, near Wollaston

Map Ref: SP 886 634 

Post Code:   NN29 7TD.

Leader: Bob Titman – 07922 164 676.