Outdoor Meetings 2017
The following events are scheduled, but some details may change. Please check this page in the run-up to events or confirm by emailing the organiser of each meeting.
With the exception of the June event, which will be shorter, each meeting will last 2-3 hours. Please email the organiser if you require more exact timings.
The events are free to members, but there will be a £2.00 fee for non-members.
The Weymouth area. Meet at 9:00 by the Dorset Wildlife Trust Centre at Ferrybridge, from where we will look for divers, grebes and ducks in Portland Harbour. After that, we will visit one or both of the RSPB reserves – Radipole and Lodmoor – where a particular target will be Bearded Tit. The meeting will finish around 13:00. If you are interested in coming along, please email Nick Whitehouse for more details.
Saturday 5th May 2018
Warblers on Wick
This will be an early start – 6:30am at Solent Meads car park – when we will split into small groups and go onto Wick Fields where upwards of six species of warbler should be in song. If you are interested in coming along, please email Nick Whitehouse for more details.
Saturday 26th May 2018
Raptors and Woodland Birds of the New Forest
A 7:30am start. Exact meeting point will be decided later. If you are interested in coming along, please email Nick Whitehouse for more details.
Friday 1st June 2018
Nightjar and Woodcock at Burton Common
Meet at 20:30 in car park at SZ190959. Please email David Taylor for details. Insect repellent recommended.
Saturday 18th August 2018
Waders at Stanpit
Meet at 11:30 in the Stanpit car park to catch the waders on the rising tide. Please email David Taylor if you are coming along so we can ensure sufficient guides.
Sunday 9th September 2018
Members' Day at Hengistbury Head
Includes ringing demonstration and guided walk. From 06:30am at the HHVC. Ringing demonstration runs from 6:30 and a guided walk around starts at 8:30. f you are interested in coming along, please email Chris Chapleo for more details.
Sunday 25th November
Details to be confirmed