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Indoor Meetings (7:30pm Start unless otherwise stated). Entrance: ₤2 Members, ₤2-50 non-members Field Trips (Provisional)

Saturday 9 September 2023

Willington GP

Leader: Richard Winspear. Meet at 8:30am. Autumn migrants. Meet at the entrance Lane (Grid reference SK295280) just off the B5008 before the River Trent as you drive towards Repton and should last around 4 hours.

Friday 22 September 2023

Type: Normal meeting

Evergreen Club, Allestree

Dave Gosney - "Does this sound familiar?"

TUESDAY 24 October 2023 at 7:30pm

Type: Normal meeting - Joint Meeting with Carsington Bird Club

HENMORE ROOM, Carsington Water Visitor Centre

Sally Oakes - "Brazil"

Saturday 11 November 2023

RSPB Langford Lowfields CANCELLED due to flooding

Saturday 11 November 2023

New venue:

Whitesprings Plantation for a wander round the Flash Lane/Beeley Moor area instead.

Leader: Steve Thorpe Meet at 9:00am. Hopefully the chance of Crossbill, Brambling and other wintery visitors will still provide plenty of interest. There is parking on Flash Lane at SK2965. Google | What3Words = clear.raven.advising. You will still need boots/wellies as the ground up there is still very wet, and obviously warm clothes and wet weather gear also strongly advised

Friday 24 November 2023

Type: Normal Meeting

Evergreen Club, Allestree

Paul Bingham - "Upland Breeding Bird Surveying"

THURSDAY 14 December 2023

Type: Online Zoom Meeting

John Buckingham - "Wonders of Bird Migration"

Please contact Steve Thorpe our Membership Secretary for the Zoom link - click here

Saturday 20 January 2024

Witches Oak Water (Aston-on-Trent GP)

Leaders: Alan Wragg, Steve Thorpe - Prior booking required (Alan Wragg: alan.wragg@mypostoffice.co.uk) as numbers strictly limited. Meet at 09:00 at the entrance to the site just off the westbound A50 at the gate and you will directed to the parking area. Meet at 9.00a.m

Friday 26 January 2024

Type: Online Zoom Meeting

Scott Mayson (BTO) - "Bird Track Recording and Demo"

Friday 23 February 2024

Type: Normal Meeting

The Friends Meeting House, Chesterfield

Jack Baddams and Sarah Biddiscombe - 'Sorby Breck Ringing Group and the Long-tailed Tits of the Rivelin Valley'

SATURDAY 9 March 2024 at 7pm

Type: Normal Meeting

Joint Meeting with Buxton Field Club

Steve Watson and Richard Sale - "The Peregrine Falcon"

Friday 22 March 2024

Type: Normal Meeting

The Evergreen Club, Allestree

AGM followed by Steve Watson and Richard Sale - "The Peregrine Falcon"

Saturday 23 March 2024

Upper Derwentdale

Leader: Andrew Sherwin (01246 221070) Annual Goshawk hunting trip. Meet at 8:00am. Loads to see but expect it to be cold!

Saturday 6 April 2024

Cannock Chase

Leader: Barrie and Anita Staley - Meeting point to be decided after reconnaissance nearer the date. Target species are Woodlark, Raven, raptors, woodpeckers and possibly Crossbill.

Places limited to 12, to book please e-mail barriestaley@outlook.com stating the number of places you would like (places will be allocated on a first come basis). Please also supply a telephone contact number.

MONDAY 8 April 2024

Type: Normal Meeting

The Friends Meeting House, Bakewell

Joint meeting with Bakewell Bird Study Group plus David White (BTO) - "Breeding Bird Surveys in Derbyshire"

Saturday 27 April 2024

Branston Gravel Pits

Leader: Barrie Staley - Meet in the car park time to be decided, access over northbound A38. If arriving from north on the A38 turn around at the Barton Turn exit. The trip will take in the Water Park and most of the gravel pit complex in a circular walk that will take all morning. There is a good pub/food at the start/finish point for anyone who is withering at the end! All participants should contact me prior the the trip so I can confirm the final details and send a map of the meeting point. Limit is ten people.

Places limited to 10, to book please e-mail barriestaley@outlook.com stating the number of places you would like (places will be allocated on a first come basis). Please also supply a telephone contact number.

Saturday 4 May 2024

Castor Hanglands - Nightingales

Leaders: Alan Wragg and Steve Thorpe - Meet at 07:30. Castor Hanglands is situated 3km North of the village of Ailsworth, 7km NW of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire (TF1101). There is limited roadside parking available from which there is a 500m walk to the reserve. The reserve can be wet and muddy.

Saturday 11 May 2024

Arnfield Reservoir and Swallows Wood

Leader: Peter Carefoot - Meet 8:15am for prompt 8:30am start Swallows Wood is a nature reserve north of Arnfield Reservoir bordering farmed moorland. The walk will take in some pastures through to Arnfield settlement and back to the fishery. Here the shop has toilets for the disabled and refreshments including excellent coffee. The walk will be a leisurely stroll of about 2 miles. Arnfield Reservoir and Swallows Wood are located on the edge of Tintwistle Village For more details contact Peter on 01457 238664 or petercarefoot@talktalk.net. Mobile on the day 07702 232518.

Monday 22 May 2023

Nightjar Evening in Central Derbyshire

Leader: David "Dag" Marshall - Meeting time to be notified This is a pre-announcement, the site details and time will be notified to those who have booked nearer the time. If there is a large demand there will be more than one trip arranged. For more details contact John Parlby on 01773 861262 or johnparlby1@gmail.com

Saturday 25 May 2024

Crowden

Leader: Peter Carefoot - Meet 7.45am for a prompt 8:00am start The Crowden Caravan and Camp site car-park is on the busy Woodhead Road (A628) approximately 6 miles east of Glossop, Grid Ref SK073994.

For more details phone Peter on 01457 238664 or petercarefoot@talktalk.net. Mobile on the day Mobile 07702 232518 (reception in the area is poor)

Wednesday 31 May 2023

Nightjar Evening in Central Derbyshire 2

Leader: David "Dag" Marshall - Meeting time to be notified This is a pre-announcement, the site details and time will be notified to those who have booked nearer the time. For more details contact John Parlby on 01773 861262 or johnparlby1@gmail.com

Mondayday 31 May 2023

Coombes Valley RSPB - CANCELLED

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Nightjar Evening in Central Derbyshire - by popular demand

Leader: David "Dag" Marshall - Meeting time to be notified This is a pre-announcement, the site details and time will be notified to those who have booked nearer the time. If there is a large demand there will be more than one trip arranged. For more details contact John Parlby on 01773 861262 or johnparlby1@gmail.com

That's it for Field Trips this season

Check back in September for the new season


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The 2023-2024 Indoor Meeting Programme

Zoom Meetings

Some meetings will be via Zoom. if you do not have a Zoom account, or never used it before, you will be asked to download the app to your system - do this. When you enter the meeting please do so with your camera on (of you have one) and microphone muted. The chairman will then tell you what to do. One of the the things is to click on an ask a question button which the chairman will see and invite you to turn on your microphone to ask it


How-to-get-there-maps


Friend's Meeting House, Bakewell, DE45 1EL

Methodist Church Schoolrooms, Market Place, Buxton, SK17 6HX

Henmore Room, Visitor's Centre, Carsington Water, DE6 1ST

Friend's Meeting House, Chesterfield, S40 4AG

Evergreen Club, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT

 


Changes will be avoided if at all possible, but please note that the committee reserves the right to change the programmes due to unforeseen circumstances


DISCLAIMER: In attending any of our events you acknowledge that certain risks of injury and other risks e.g. COVID are inherent. These types of injuries may be minor or serious and may result from your actions, or the actions or inaction of others, or a combination of both. You understand that Indoor Meetings and Field Trips are designed for the safety and protection of the participants and hereby undertake to use care and watch out for yourself and others. You understand that a level of fitness and health (physical, mental and emotional) is required and that each person has a different capacity for participation

 

Some of the information given is preliminary so you can get the dates into your diaries and more information will be published later e.g. Zoom links