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.

Programme of the Blackbourne U3A Watching Birds Group 2020                                                                                                             

Date

Location

Organiser

Notes+ Target birds.

Jan 9

SUFFOLK WT LACKFORD

Peter and Gill

 

Kingfisher !!

 

Feb  13

 LYNFORD ARBORETUM

Sally and Beryl

 

Finches

 

March 12

PENSTHORPE

Tony and Ann

 

Birds at Arm’s Length/Photography

April 9

RSPB MINSMERE

Fred and Sheila or Steph?

Bittern, Reedlings, Otter

 

April 30

NORFOLK WT SCULTHORPE

Bryann and Sue

 

Harriers, bullfinch

 

May 14

ESSEX WT FINGRINGHOE WICK

 

Angela

 

Nightingale

June 11

RSPB STRUMPSHAW FEN

Dave and Gill

 

Swallowtail, Cranes

Sept 10

HOLBROOK – estuary walk

Tony and Ann

 

Lunch first then to car park for 2pm incoming Tide.  High Tide 5pm

Oct 8

NORFOLK WT CLEY

 

Dave and Gill

 

Winter Migrants

 

Oct 29

RSPB TITCHWELL

 

Bryann and Sue

 

Winter Migrants

Nov 12

Possible Residential Trip FRAMPTON MARSHES with

GIBRALTAR POINT

Peter and Gill

 

Possible overnight in Boston

To be researched

Dec  10

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 + LUNCH AND PLANNING MEETING