Thornbury

Bird Watching

The group has a programme of visits, on the second Monday of the month, plus a few extras. We meet in Thornbury Leisure Centre car park ready to leave at 09.30hrs. The policy is to share cars travelling to the planned destination and to share costs. Any changes in this will be notified.

One should wear suitable clothing including footwear, and are advised to bring refreshments and binoculars to meetings.

If there is any doubt about the meeting taking place, especially if the weather is poor, please check your email or phone.
Any queries email Bird Watching

U3A members are welcome to this friendly, knowledgeable group. Levels of knowledge are not important but it is good to have enthusiasm and be part of a team. The wearing of suitable clothing and footwear is important. It also helps to have sustenance and binoculars at field meetings. Members are responsible for their safety and welfare at these meetings.

For a report of any of the visits, where available, click on the link for the visit.

2019 visits

DateWhere toLeaderDuration
Jan 14thOldburyEves
Jan 28th eveningSomerset levels ShapwickCharlesm
Feb 11thUpton WarrenCillam
March 11thSnuff MillsEileens
April 8thCam Long DownEltons
April 29thEvening at Frampton on Severn Cilla s
May 13thSomerset Levels Ham WallCharlesm
June 3rd - 6thLlanerchinddaDenisResidential
June 17thEvening in the Forest of DeanCillam
July 8thMarshfieldAlanm
August 12thNewport Wetlands Eltonm
September 9thUphillCillam
October 14thNew Passage and Pilning WetlandsCilla l
November 11thSlimbridgeGoldiem
December 9thSteart MarshesAlanl

2020 Visits

Jan 13thPurtonDenism
Feb 10thCotswold Water Park Alan l
March 9th Forest of Dean Cilla m
March 30thLittleton Brick Pits Cilla s
April 22nd Great Bustards, Salisbury Plain prior booking Mary l
May 11th Snuff Mills, Eastville Park Eileen & Eve s
May 18th Sand Point Jill H and Cillal
June 8th Swell Wood & Collard Hill Alan l
July 13th Chipping Sodbury and Wetmoor Cilla & Denis m
August 10th Chew Valley Lakes Alan l
September 7thSevernside Eve s
October 12thUpton Warren Alan l
November 9th Somerset Levels Charles l
December 14th Slimbridge Goldie m
  • Key to Programme duration: s=Short; m=Medium; l=Long_
Dates for your Diary
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Bird watching Purton
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Visit to Cotswold Water Park
Mon Mar 9th 2020 Visit to Forest of Dean
Mon Mar 30th 2020 Littleton Brick Pits and the River Severn
Wed Apr 22nd 2020 Great Bustards on Salisbury Plain. Prior Booking required
Mon May 11th 2020 Snuff Mills and Eastville Park
Mon May 18th 2020 Sand Point near Weston Super Mare
Mon Jun 8th 2020 Swell Wood and Collard Hill
Mon Jul 13th 2020 Chipping Sodbury Common and Wetmoor
Mon Aug 10th 2020 Chew Valley Lakes
Mon Sep 7th 2020 Note First Monday in month for better tides
Severnside
Mon Oct 12th 2020 Upton Warren
Mon Nov 9th 2020 Somerset Levels
Mon Dec 14th 2020 Slimbridge

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