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Field trips are organised, usually monthly. Locations for field trips can be any of:
- Local boat trips to see seabirds
- Lakes, estuaries, bays, mudflats and foreshore for waterfowl and waders
- Coastal headlands for migrants on passage, divers, grebes, seaduck and seabirds
- Woodland for early morning birdsong
- Inland valleys and hills for passerine and other species
Occasionally we go further afield - e.g. a recent weekend to the Cairngorms for Capercaillie and Crested Tit and other Scottish birds.
Everyone is made welcome on a field trip - beginner and expert, young and old, resident and visitors. All you need to bring are your binoculars, some refreshments on an all day trip, and for most trips walking boots or Wellingtons and warm waterproof clothing are recommended. Please follow the directions of the field trip Leader and comply with the Country Code. Non-members joining a field trip are asked to give a donation of £2.
Help with identification is always available on North Northumberland Bird Club field trips.
Each field trip is reported in the NNBC Newsletter.
Please click on the link below: - All participants on field trips must study and adhere to the following risk assessment.
NNBC members checking out a Blackcap singing from the tangled shrubs along the banks of the River Till on our Annual Dawn Chorus Walk: Ford and Etal Estates, May 2016 Photo-Stewart McCormick.
NEXT FIELD MEETING
Saturday 8th April at 10 a.m. Farm and Riverside Walk, West Loanend.
A walk of 2 to 3 hour's duration from West Loanend over rich farmland and along the South Bank of the River Tweed ( opposite Paxton House) in search of farmland and riverside birds such as Grey Partridge, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Goosander, Goldeneye, maybe even a Kingfisher or an otter by the river. Wear suitable footwear such as walking boots or Wellingtons.
DIRECTIONS/PARKING: At the roundabout on the western edge of Berwick-upon-Tweed take the Coldstream Road A698. Proceed west for one mile: on the brow of the hill turn right, signposted Horncliffe. ( You will see also Brown Tourist signs: 'Chain Bridge Honey Farm' and 'West Ord Holiday Cottages') Follow this road round a big right angle and continue towards Horncliffe. In one mile there is a small double bend in the road on a tiny bridge with an insignificant small road sign to East and West Loanend. Turn right. Proceed down towards the River Tweed; in half a mile you will arrive at West Loanend Farmhouse (O.S. ref: NT945513). There is plenty of space for parking at the Farmhouse. Further direction?- phone Mary Worsfold on 07742 728623
Leader: Martin Worsfold
Sunday 14th May Dawn Chorus at Etal ( further details to follow)
BULGARIA TRIP- AUTUMN, 2017
All places have already been reserved for this visit planned to coincide with the Autumn Migration along the Black Sea. If you would like to add your name to the shortlist in case of any cancellations, please contact Liz by e-mail:
|Group on the NNBC Yorkshire Trip in 'not so warm' May 2015 Photo by Claire Ward|