Kings Norton & District

Bird Watching

Group Leader: John Langford

We will be studying birds in a variety of habitats and at different times of year, through walks and field trips to reserves, local and afar, primarily to improve members’ bird recognition but also studying habitat and bird-song, and photoing where possible.

Members bird-recognition skills vary greatly, some expert, some novices. All are welcome.

We are meeting twice every month in 2020, except for August, when there will only be one meeting. Meetings are generally on the 1st Monday and the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

All group communications are carried out by email. A mobile phone is also an important aid to contact whilst on field trips.

We travel to venues by car. Members share cars and share travel costs.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Feb 3rd The Knapp and Papermill Reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, near Alfrick Pound, Worcestershire
Wed Feb 19th Three locations around Dinmore, Herefordshire.
Mon Mar 2nd Brandon Marsh Reserve of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, eastern Coventry
Wed Mar 18th RSPB Middleton Lakes Reserve, near Kingsbury/Tamworth.
Mon Apr 6th Upton Warren Reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Wychbold, Worcestershire
Wed Apr 15th Marsh Lane Nature Reserve, Packington Estate, near Hampton-in-Arden.
Mon May 4th RSPB Coombes Valley reserve, near Leek, Staffordshire
Wed May 20th Symonds Yat, near Monmouth
Mon Jun 8th Venue TBC but possibly Cannock Chase.
Wed Jun 17th RSPB Sandwell Valley reserve.
Sat Jun 27th Evening trip to Cannock Chase to hopefully see/hear nightjars. We'll leave Bournville circa 7.30pm to start our guided walk at 9pm, lasting about 90 minutes.
Mon Jul 6th Rutland Water. Ospreys should be nesting.
Wed Jul 15th A trip to Redditch to the Ipsley Alders Marsh reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust followed by a visit to Arrow Valley lake and park.
Mon Aug 3rd Blithfield Reservoir, to the West Midland Bird Club reserve. Leaving Birmingham at 0730.
Mon Sep 7th A full-day trip to the Somerset Levels, including the RSPB Ham Wall reserve.
Wed Sep 16th Upton Warren reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Wychbold.
Mon Oct 5th Ladywalk reserve of the West Midland Bird Club, Hams Hall, eastern Birmingham
Wed Oct 21st RSPB Otmoor reserve, Oxford
Mon Nov 2nd Belvide Reserve of the West Midland Bird Club, Brewood, Staffs
Wed Nov 18th Feckenham Wylde Moor Reserve of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Feckenham
Mon Dec 7th Slimbridge reserve of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Gloucestershire
Wed Dec 16th Harborne Reserve of the West Midland Bird Club, Harborne, Birmingham
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Architecture Art History and Appreciation
Bird Watching Book Club(Friday)
Book Club(Monday) Bridge for Improving Players
Chess Circle Dancing
Climate Control Creative Craft
Creative Writing Dancing - Barn,Country
Exploring World Faiths Family History
Flower arranging French Conversation
Garden Visits German Conversation
History History of Philosophy
Keyboard Playing Knitting and Crochet
Local history Lunch Outings
Mobile Phonery Museum Visits
Music Appreciation Painting and Drawing
Play Reading Quizzical
Real Ale Sewing and Textiles
Spanish Conversation Table tennis
Theatre and Cinema Group Travel
Walking - Over 5m Walking - Under 5m
Woodworking