Events / Programme

Saturday
12th
August

Pennington Marshes - Lesley Staves
No apologies for returning to this popular area on the Solent where migrant waders may have started to pass through. Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint are good possibilities. Leaving Newbury at 8am we will aim to park at the end of Lower Pennington Lane between 9.15 and 9.30. Bring food for the day. GR196/SZ318927 Please let Lesley know in advance if you are going and are planning to drive. Thanks.


Sunday
27th
August

Summer Barbecue - The Heath, Byles Green, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6SD.
It may be Bank Holiday weekend, but we hope that this doesn't affect the weather or the numbers attending! Bob and Jean Lyle will welcome us into their lovely garden for this annual summer event. Bring your friends and family, drinks and something to cook on the barbecue, salads, sauces etc will be provided. Turn up from 1pm, but call Bob and Jean in advance if possible.


Sunday
10th
September

Farlington Marshes - Lesley Staves
A morning visit to this reserve on the edge of Langstone Harbour. For those wanting to, we could visit other sites in the area after lunch. Leaving Newbury at 8am we will meet in the carpark at Farlington at 9.15. Bring food for the day if you plan to stay on. GR196/SU678043


Fri-Sun
15th-17th
September

Weekend to Northern France
A long weekend travelling to France via Eurotunnel, staying at a hotel in Wissant and exploring the coast and local nature reserves. Bookings have been made, but please contact Jim Burnett for late availability.


Saturday
30th
September

Portland - Long Ranger
A full day visit to the Isle of Portland for autumn migration where anything could turn up. We will leave Newbury at 7.30am hoping to be in the lighthouse carpark around 10 to 10.30. Bring food for the day. Please contact Lesley on 01488 682301 if you would like to go.


Saturday
14th
October

Cotswold Water Park east - Terry Jackman
A morning visit to the lakes near Lechlade, part of the Cotswold Water Park. We will leave Terry's house in Donnington at 8.30am, but please ring for details of the meeting place in the park nearer the time.


Thursday
26th
October

Morocco 2016 - Richard Stansfield
For our first evening meeting of the winter season, we will welcome member Richard Stansfield with his illustrated account of the club visit to Morocco last year. Meeting starts at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church hall, Greenham.


Saturday
28th
October

Speen Moors - Terry Jackman
Our regular morning walk west of Newbury recording the birds we see and hear in the changing seasons. Meet at 9am in Northcroft Leisure Centre carpark (charges apply). All welcome - a flat easy walk for all abilities. GR 174/SU462663


Thursday
tba
November

Evening meeting - details to be arranged
Unfortunately at time of printing, a speaker is yet to be arranged for November. Details will be in the next newsletter and posted as soon as possible here.


Sunday
12th
November

Moor Green Lakes - Lesley Staves
A morning visit to this reserve in the Blackwater Valley. Many rarities have turned up here in the past, as well as wintering Goosander and Smew amongst other species. Leaving Terry's house at 9am, we will be in the reserve carpark around 10. GR 175/SU804627


Saturday
25th
November

Hayling Island and Chichester Harbour - Leader tba
A full day visit to this popular birding area on the south coast where wintering ducks and possibly grebes could be found by now. Bring food for the day. We plan to leave Newbury at 8.30am.


Wednesday
6th
December

Annual General Meeting - St Mary's Church Hall, Greenham
The meeting starts at 7.30pm and the Club business will be followed by a talk as yet to be arranged. Items for the AGM agenda and nominations for the committee should be sent to the Hon Secretary at least a week before the meeting. Please note this meeting is on a Wednesday as the hall had a prior booking for the Thursday.



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