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Nuthatch, robin, blue tit, marsh tit, siskin and chaffinch


Group Leader:

Peter Heath


01359 232291


Most 2nd Thursdays of the month at 10.00am


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Ethos: The group's field trips are organised by its members to recognised sites thought to possess good numbers of birds at different times of year, such as during spring and autumn migration periods.

The group is run democratically, all members having a say on our annual programme of meetings.

We like to keep numbers limited to 12 to minimise noise and disturbance and maximise bird sightings.

We are not experts and in true U3A form, like to learn from each other.

We like to share transport to more distant sites to keep costs down and make a minimal carbon footprint.

Bird Group Visits Reports

Paxton Pits April 2014

Fingringhoe Wick May 2014

Titchwell RSPB Reserve June 2014

British Trust for Ornithology July 2014

Lackford Nature Reserve, September 2014

Minsmere RSPB Reserve, October 2014

Cley, November 2014

Lyndford Arboretum January 2015

Levington, February 2015

Trimley Marshes March 2015

Titchwell Marsh April 2015

Lakenheath Fen May 2015

Bempton Cliffs June 2015

Lackford Lakes December 2015

Welney WWT Reserve, January 2016

Lynford Arboretum February 2016

Titchwell March 2016

Lakenheath April 2016

Fingringhoe Wick, May 2016,

Strumpshaw Fen, June 2016

Sculthorpe, July 2016

Shorelands, August 2016

Minsmere, September 2016

Cavenham, October 2016

Holbrook, November 2016

Lackford, December 2016

Lynford Arboretum January 2017

Levington February 2017

Hazlewood Marshes - March 2017

RSPB Snettisham April 2017

Paxton Pits May 2017

Horsey Mere and Hickling Broad June 2017

BTO Thetford July 2017

NWT Cley Marshes September 2017

Minsmere October 2017

Martlesham Creek November 2017

Snettisham November 29 2017

Lackford December 2017

Welney January 2018

Stour Estuary February 2018

Mersea Island Februiary 2018

Pensthorpe March 2018

RSPB Minsmere April 2018

Sculthorpe May 2018

Strumpshaw Fen June 2018

Lakenheath Fen September 2018

Abberton Reservoir October 2018

Fingringhoe Wick, November 2018

Lackford Lakes December 2018

Welney January 2019

SWT Lackford Lakes February 2019

Photographs by permission of Tony Sear,
Peter Heath and Angela Lee

Marsh Tits

August 2016

Common Cranes at RSPB Lakenheath.
Thank you to Fred and Sheila Hawthorne.

Pink Footed Geese, Snettisham

Stour Estuary February 2018

Martlesham Creek November 2017

Mersea Boat Trip



Sculthorpe May 2018

Strumpshaw Fen June 2018

A solitary Great White Egret in flight  and the second shows the size difference twixt a little egret left and the great white egret at right.  Both taken at Abberton Reservoir by Tony Sear October 2018

Fingringhoe Wick  November 2018