North Northumberland Bird Club

 

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FIELD TRIPS AND RESIDENTIAL WEEKENDS

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Field trips are organised, usually monthly. Locations for field trips can be any of:

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.

Risk Assessment

 

Dawn Chorus Group on Etal Moor

NNBC members on Etal Moor in May 2017 where the woodland edge provided Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit and a Willow Warbler; In the rushy moorland pasture we had a pair of Oystercatchers and a couple of Curlews. Photo-Stewart McCormick.


 

NEXT FIELD MEETING

 

VISIT TO ST. ABBS HEAD N.N.R

 

 

  • Saturday, 16th JUNE 2018 at 10.00 am. (Reserve Car Park)

 

St. Abbs Head National Nature Reserve (National Trust for Scotland). Meet at the Reserve Car Park (O.S. NT913674) about a mile north of Coldingham on the minor road B6438 to St. Abbs. Walk to the headland for spectacular views of the seabird communities including kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, perhaps a few puffins and the new overspill colony of nesting Gannets (first chick recorded in 2017). Other wildlife interest might include cetaceans, butterflies and a profusion of wildflowers. Wear stout shoes/walking boots and bring a packed lunch (alternatively there are cafes at the reserve centre or in the nearby village of St. Abbs.)

(N.B. £3 car parking charge for non-National Trust or NTS members, but access to the Reserve and Centre is free.)

                                          Leaders:Liz Harrison & Richard Poyer
                                                                                   

 

 

                                                                                              

                                                                                      

RESIDENTIAL WEEKENDS

 

NNBC Residential Weekend 'Birding on Speyside'  4th-7th June 2018 Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey. 3 nights DBB for £232.50

 

 

Further details from Fiona Southern. e-mail: jfs@robincottage.co.uk

                                                              

 

 


 

cold lunch

                  

Group on the  NNBC Yorkshire Trip in 'not so warm' May 2015                    Photo by Claire Ward