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Old Wednesday 20th March 2019, 17:02   #1
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Stourbridge Local Rspb Group

HELP REQUIRED
We would like to get more people to come on our wonderful Bird watching trips
We are struggling to get enough people to make the trips viable.
Our next 2 trips will make or break the trips as if we can’t get enough then the trips will no longer run.

APRIL 28TH SUNDAY – BEMPTON CLIFF’S & FLAMBOROUGH HEAD £24.00 EACH
MAY 12TH SUNDAY - YNYS-NIR £24.00 EACH.

2 Great locations to see birds that we wouldn’t see around here, with great people who have loads of knowledge and a great sense of humour.
It would be a shame if we have to stop the trips ass many people use these trips to get to places they wouldn’t normally get too.

Contact details are on the web page under Events.

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Old Monday 8th April 2019, 21:06   #2
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We could do with a few more people on the Ynys-Hir RSPB trip so if you are interested please get in touch.

Possible sighting at the location could be Pied Flycatcher, Willow warbler, Wood warbler, Redstart, Osprey even a chance of seeing a Pine Martin if you are lucky.
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Old Wednesday 10th April 2019, 09:35   #3
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Would love to come on a trip, but am registered disabled and cant walk very far. If its disabled friendly then I am in.
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Unfortunately Ynys-Hir is a little hilly but our trips to Titchwell Marsh rspb are friendly to people with difficulties with walking as I do have the same problems but do manage to get around unlike some people.
Titchwell Marsh RSPB is a wonderful place it maybe a little to far to get to the Beach but all the other hides are in easy reach if you take your time and have a rest on the benches all around the reserve.
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Thank you for the quick reply will definitely be interested for titchwell.
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Old Wednesday 10th April 2019, 19:48   #6
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The Titchwell Marsh RSPB Trip is currently running in October 2019 the group will be visiting Frampton Marsh RSPB in September 2019

Booking info will be on here from mid August 2019 I will be updating a list of species seen on our Bempton Cliffs & Flamborough head visit on Sunday April 28th

The group will be travelling to Ynys-Hir RSPB on May 12th £22.00 each

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Old Monday 29th April 2019, 21:30   #7
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Had a great day at Bempton & Flamborough head 28/04/19 sightings -

Short eared owl, Barn owl, Kittiwakes, Fulmar, Guillemot, Razorbills, Puffins, Gannet, Grey Seal and many more with the MEGA OF THE DAY ALPINE SWIFT Flamborough head.

Next day out YNYS - HIR 12TH May booking details -

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Old Saturday 11th May 2019, 11:25   #8
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For those travelling with the group tomorrow we have the chance of seeing the following species -
Wood Warbler, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Red Kite, Osprey, Spoonbill, Purple heron (seen in the area over the week) with many more species this should be a great day out.
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Old Wednesday 15th May 2019, 19:00   #9
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Our visit to Ynys-Hir RSPB was a great day for birding and walking around the countryside. We arrived around 10.30am on a great sunny day the reserve as a great array of habitat we saw the following species - Garden Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Siskin, Osprey, Buzzard, Red Kite and many more.

Why not join us in September for our next trip Update with details soon.
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Old Monday 27th May 2019, 21:30   #10
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Looking forward to the next season of trips they include the following please note no booking will be taken yet I will let you know when -
Frampton Marsh, Titchwell marsh, Blacktoft sands, Burton mere & Park Gate, Potteric carr, Rutland water egleton reserve & Lakenheath fens

Hope to see one or two new people on these trips all look very interesting and maybe I'll get another lifer at one of them.

Until next time have great birding days and keep safe.
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Good morning all the Stourbridge local group will soon be taking booking for the first 2 trips this season to Frampton Marsh Sunday 22nd September and Titchwell Marsh Sunday 20th October.
Please note no price as yet will let you all know asap as these 2 trips are very popular and a great way to kick off a new season of trips.

The groups indoor meetings are now listed as follows –

September 11th Wednesday – Birds of Japan (Gerry Griffiths)
October 16th Wednesday – Boots, Bikes to Birds (Sal Cooke)
November 13th Wednesday – Peruvian birds -Pacific to Amazonian (Gary Prescott aka Biking Birder)
December 11th Wednesday – Sherwood Forest (Lucy Hodson)
January 08th Wednesday – Cockies, Kookies and Kangagroos (Nick Martin)
February 12th Wednesday – A sky full of birds (Matt Merritt)
March 11th Wednesday – Future cities: Birds and the built environment (Mike Toms)
April 08th Wednesday – Hedgehogs (Derek Crawley)

All the talks take place at –

St Thomas’s Church hall,
Market Street,
Stourbridge.
DY8 1AQ

Addmission prices are
RSPB Members £4.00 – Non-Members £4.50

All talks start at 7.30pm

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Old Thursday 22nd August 2019, 16:39   #12
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Bookings now being taken for the following trips -

September 22nd Sunday - Frampton Marsh RSPB
October 20th Sunday - Titchwell Marsh RSPB

2 great locations for birding with many different areas for waders, sea birds, waterfowl, birds of prey, small birds corvids and many more

Why not come along whether you are a beginner or have years of experience all are welcome to join the friendly group.

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Old Thursday 22nd August 2019, 17:47   #13
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A good upcoming calendar of field trips and indoor meetings Adrian

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Old Friday 23rd August 2019, 17:15   #14
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Yes looking good this season with both great indoor talks and some brilliant trips all trips leave Stourbridge at 7.00am from by Corbett's Hospital
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Old Tuesday 27th August 2019, 11:29   #15
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It looks like one of your group came up trumps with a White-rumped Sandpiper on your Sunday trip to Frampton I don’t know whether he mentioned it at the time - he says he was perusing his digital snaps.....

He has just posted a pic for confirmation on the Identification Q and A forum

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Old Tuesday 27th August 2019, 12:05   #16
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It appears that the poster of the pic was not with you but i wonder if any of the group were aware or saw it?

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Old Wednesday 28th August 2019, 08:31   #17
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We don't travel to Frampton until 22nd September but hoping some of the rarer species will be around when we travel
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It turned out to be a Little Stint but best of luck

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Old Friday 13th September 2019, 20:52   #19
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There are still seats for the Frampton Marsh trip they are £20.00 each (RSPB Members cards required at reserve) a small charge will be in place at the reserve if you are not RSPB members.

This weeks sightings at Frampton Marsh are –
Curlew sandpiper, Wood sandpiper, Short eared owl, Cattle egret, Little stint, Spoonbill, Spotted redshank, Ruddy shelduck, Great white egret & Garganey with many more species seen around the reserve.

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Enough people have booked on the forthcoming Frampton trip to make it viable but there are still plenty of places available. Frampton RSPB reserve is one of the best places to see waders during autumn migration and there is the possibility of other passage migrants and raptors. On our last September visit we saw little stint, curlew sandpiper, wood sandpiper, spotted redshank, greenshank, yellow wagtail and red-necked grebe. So, if you you are free next Sunday and have not already booked your place, please consider joining us for what we hope will be a good day out at one of the RSPB's best reserves.

£20 each and pick up at Corbetts Hospital Stourbridge 7am prompt start

Please go to events page on Stourbridge Local RSPB web page

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Good morning all we visited Frampton Marsh yesterday and had a great time even though the weather forecast wasn't great we only had the one shower for a few minutes the rest of the day was dry and warm.
Highlight of the day had to be the AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER seen close to the visitor centre towards the end of our visit this was a LIFER for most of the group.
Other highlights included Marsh Harrier, Yellow wagtails, Spotted redshank, Greenshank, Ringed plover, Dunlin, Garganey, Spoonbill, yellow wagtail and many more.
A great day was had by all, now looking forward to TITCHWELL MARSH RSPB visit 20th October if any of you would like to come along contact details will follow.

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FRAMPTON MARSH RSPB UPDATE SIGHTINGS -

After checking my photographs can now confirm a Pectoral Sandpiper from the sea wall images sent to RSPB Frampton Marsh and other identification forums all agree with pec sand.
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A couple of the Pectoral Sandpiper photographs I got on Sundays trip not the best in the world but record shots will do
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Next trip will be to TITCHWELL MARSH RSPB OCTOBER 20TH anyone wishing to go please get in touch with Roger via the web page

This is a great reserve with many different eco systems and a great variety of bird species at this time of year you never know what will turn up or come in from the sea.

Departing from Corbett's Hospital at 7am prompt

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Some species seen this week at Titchwell are –
Yellow Browed Warbler, Snow Bunting, Spotted Redshank, Black Throated Diver, Velvet Scoter, Lapland Bunting, Little Stint, Great White Egret

Highlights from Today –
Pink Footed Goose, Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit, Brambling, Greenshank, Lapland Bunting, Sandwich Tern, Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Grey Plover, Red Throated Diver, Red Breasted Merganser, Snow Bunting, Siskin, Rock Pipit, Fieldfare & Short Eared Owl

Let’s hope a few of these stay around for a couple of weeks till we get there but just a few would be good for most of us

If you are interested in joining us on this great trip (20/10/2019) then ring the number on the link.

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