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February 2019

Car trip to RSPB Old Moor

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Moor S73 0YF + Google Map

Our closest RSPB site with a great reputation for its birds. Bitterns have made a home here over recent years and 2018 saw this bird breed the highest number of young at this site. Meet at the car park.

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March 2019

Car trip to Wollaton Hall

March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wollaton Hall NG8 2AE + Google Map

In 2018 3 members saw all 3 British woodpeckers on one visit to this site so we thought it was about time the group paid it a visit. Meet in the car park.

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Presentation – North Cave Wetlands- a Win for All by Stephen Martin and Mike Ashforth

March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This site has been developed over recent years in a former quarry site. Quarrying is still continuing adjacent to the site. There is one of the biggest hides in the area here and it is well known for its good numbers of wetland birds. Steve and Mike will provide us with more background knowledge on the site.

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Car trip to Sprotbrough Flash

March 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sprotbrough Flash DN5 7NB + Google Map

2018 was good for reports of kingfisher, water rail and bittern on this small site.

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April 2019

Presentation – The Masai Mara by Ian Newton

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castle Park, Armthorpe Road
Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN3 3JZ United Kingdom
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A chance to find out more about this important African nature reserve.

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Car trip to Sherwood Forest

April 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sherwood Forest

The RSPB have joined in the management of this famous site and this trip gives the group its first opportunity to explore the new visitor's centre as well as investigate what birds are attracted to the site. Meet in the car park. B6034 north of Edwinstowe.

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May 2019

AGM – to include members photos, quiz and presentation.

May 8, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Castle Park, Armthorpe Road
Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN3 3JZ United Kingdom
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We deal with the business of the AGM first, which will take about 30mins then a gentle quiz followed by a wildlife presentation. Note: the meeting starts at 6.45pm.

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Car trip to Whisby and Langford Lowfield nature reserves

May 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Whisby LN6 9BW + Google Map

A chance to visit 2 sites in one day. We meet in the car park at Whisby which is south of Lincoln. This site is famous for its nightingales but they have been less numerous in recent years. We will then move on to the RSPB Langford Lowfield site which is near Newark. This is another relatively recent site which is becoming well-established.

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June 2019

Car trip to Padley Gorge

June 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Padley Gorge S32 2HY + Google Map

This is another of our favourites and involves quite a bit of walking, some of it uphill. Redstarts, pied flycatcher and cuckoos are possible here along with many other woodland birds. We meet at 9am at the car park at Grindleford station. Please note that in 2018 they have introduced parking fees.

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