Thursday, 11 April 2019

2019 FIELD MEETINGS

OUR INDOOR AND FIELD MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING DUE TO  CORONAVIRUS MEASURES

Next Field Meeting

Thursday 30th January 2020       Sheppey: Elmley NNR and the raptor viewpoint
Meet at the entrance to Elmley NNR at 10.00am. Please note there is a £5.00 per car entrance fee (Friends of Elmley can enter for free). We will drive in convoy along the entrance track birdwatching from our cars up to the CP area. After our visit to Elmley we will then drive to the RSPB's Raptor viewpoint to look for harriers and other raptors coming into their evening roost.

Please email or call/text Andrew on (mobile) 07962 038052 if you intend to come.  In case of a forecast of inclement weather please check with Andrew in case the meeting is cancelled.



Thursday 19th December Dungeness RSPB Reserve
Meet in the CP at the visitor centre at 10.00hrs  for a couple of hours winter birding. Remember to bring your RSPB membership card and wrap up well. Bring your telescope if you have one. Please email or call/text Andrew on (mobile) 07962 038052 if you intend to come.  In case of a forecast of inclement weather please check with Andrew in case the meeting is cancelled.




Tuesday 6 August 2019      Oare Marshes. 10.00-13.00  Meet at CP at Oare Marshes. Mainly for waders on return migration. Leader: Andrew Lapworth


Spring 2019 Field meetings

Tuesday 16th April         Rye Harbour. 10.00 Meet at Martello CP. Spring birding

Tuesday 30th April         Faggs Wood meeting at 05.00 for Dawn Chorus

Wednesday 8th May      Surrenden Lakes; meeting on A28 at 17.00; hoping for Nightingale and Turtle Dove. NB. Access to this private site is restricted; please email or telephone me in advance so I know numbers

Wednesday 26 June      Kings Wood, Challock; 20:30. Nightjars.

Further details will be emailed to members ahead of each meeting.

Andrew Lapworth


Next field meeting:

 Thursday 14th February 2019

The Isle of Sheppey.  Meet at 10.00am at the RSPB's Raptor Viewpoint over Capel Fleet on the Harty Ferry Road. It is likely to be bitterly cold so wrap up well and bring lunch and warm drinks etc. Scopes and tripods useful here. If the weather is OK we may drive before dusk along the track into Elmley NNR, birdwatching from the car. Each car costs £5.00 to use the track (free for Friends of Elmley).  For Location details see:


Grateful if members decide to come they can email of phone me beforehand.

Andrew Lapworth









Please make a note in your diaries for 2 forthcoming dates for field meetings:

Thursday 25th October     Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Meet 10.00am in Martello CP.
and
Tuesday 13th November : Reculver, Grove Ferry and Stodmarsh (see Field Meetings tab for details)

Please let me know if you are intending to come  andrew_lapworth@hotmail.com

Andrew

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