Romsey & District

Bird Watching

We meet: Normally at 10.00 am; see below for the dates.

Coordinator: Sheila Holmes, phone 01794 517604 (or click the name to send email)

Our Activities: The group arranges visits to places near and far to watch and identify our British birds. We all enjoy getting out into the open air, sometimes with knowledgeable guides, but usually using the expertise within the group. Get in touch before visits for car sharing and for us to book with the venue.

New members welcome.

PROGRAMME FOR 2019

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO TIME AND PLACE OF THE JULY 18th MEETING
Thursday, July 18th Butterflies & Birds on Stockbridge Down
Meet at 10.30am at the FIRST car park on the RIGHT of the B3049 Stockbridge to Winchester Road, Grid ref SU375346.

Monday, August 12th Picnic on Danebury Hill
Meet at 10.00am in the Upper car park. Maybe butterflies and birds, if not picnic weather we will try again another day.

Thursday, September 19th Stanpit Marsh
Meet at 10.00am (SZ 172925) There is a car park in the village, on the right just past the Ship in Distress pub. Further information on parking nearer the visit date

Tuesday, October 15th Arne
We will meet at the Arne Nature Reserve (SY971876) at 10.30am allowing for the longer journey time. Directions available nearer the time. It is a long way, so I suggest we car share. It is an RSPB site and the cost for parking for non-members is £5, free for members. There is a café or you can bring a picnic. There are toilets on site.

Wednesday, November 6th Needs Ore
We will meet at St Leonards Tithe Barn (SU407981) at 10.00am. From Beaulieu take the road down to Bucklers Hard. Just before Bucklers Hard, fork right down to the ruined barn (a very big building, you won’t miss it). We do have to book in at the Estate Office a few days before hand, so please let Sue know well in advance, so that she can make the arrangements. There is a small charge, about £3, for using this area down at the mouth of the Beaulieu River. This is an all day trip so wrap up warm and bring a picnic. There is a hide and toilets.

Wednesday, December 11th Blashford Lakes
Meet at 9.30 am in the car park by the Tern hide for a morning visit. This is on the North side of Ellingham Drove which is the road between the A338 and Moyle's Court, NOT by the education centre opposite. We may have lunch at the In excess garden centre off the Hangersley turnoff from the A31.

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