Bird Watching





Contact Alan May 

 01208 873411
 
alanfmay(at)gmail(dot)com  or  CLICK HERE

Warmsley trip 7th March 2017
The trip to Warmsley reserve was attended by a select group of U3A  members,who spent a couple of hours watching over 25 species of bird including Spoonbill,Ruff and Black- tailed Godwits.
After a small problem with the door lock (wrong key),we got into the hide to find two very experienced
 bird-watchers who were only too willing to point out many of the species on the reserve. 







lLostwithiel Area U3A Birdwatching Group

 FIELD 

TRIP to Warmsley Res

 

LOCATION

Warmsley Reserve

Chapel Amble

ADMISSION CHARGES

None

TIME OF START AND FINISH

  11.30  onwards

MEETING POINT

Car park at Trewornan bridge NGR:106, SW 987743

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Use of large hide over salt marsh

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Binoculars,Telescopes boots

NAME OF LEADER(S)

Alan & Marion May

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

No. Access across muddy field and stiles.

 


From Gillie Hind a member of the bird watching group

The Wadebridge birdwatching group meets on Wednesdays promptly at 10, on the river behind the Countrywise shop.  You can just turn up - you don't need to let anyone know.

You can park in the carpark behind Lidl for £1 for the whole day in winter.  If you miss them at the start, they walk slowly along the river and it is easy to catch up with them there.  There are several very knowledgeable birdwatchers, who have telescopes and are happy to share their scopes and their knowledge.


It is £2 per person to join them for the day.  They get back after lunch - so take a packed lunch.  When I was there we got back about 2.30. Obviously, at any point you can turn round and head back yourself.

On the first Wednesday of the month they walk all the way to Padstow and then take a bus back - but again, you could always turn back at any point that suited you.


Hope that is useful for someone.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to go again when I'm free.


All the best,  Gillie



Field Trip 1st Feb 2017

A few members of the Bird watching group braved the weather and travelled to the Moors to see the starlings and were rewarded with a spectacular display of several thousand birds flying into roost, small groups flew up to perform for us. Everyone enjoyed the display especially the flocks flying in over our heads. 

 
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(Click on image for larger view)

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FIELD TRIP -:Roughtor Murmuration 1st Feb

 The next trip is to see the starling murmuration at Roughtor. The details are on the sheet below for any other details please give me a call.

 

DAY AND DATE

1st February 2017

LOCATION

Roughtor car park

NGR-: SX 138819 on sheet 109

ADMISSION CHARGES

None

TIME OF START AND FINISH

 

16.00  -  Sunset 17.10

MEETING POINT

Roughtor Carpark

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Lots of starlings, buzzards and sometimes peregrines

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Binoculars, warm clothing,     hot drink

NAME OF LEADER(S)

Alan & Marion May

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

Yes, on metaled road

 

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Field Trip 22nd November 2016.
The group are going to Roughtor on Bodmin Moor to hopefully see the murmuration of starlings.We are meeting in the car park at the end of the road from Camelford at 15.30.
Contact me if you want any more details.




UPDATE 21ST JUNE 2016

The bird watching group is having a break through the summer and will start up again in the autumn where I hope to set a regular walk to Shire Hall Moor to count species and support its application for nature reserve status.

Alan

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Field Meeting 30th March 2016. - Report

A mixed group of six Bird Watchers and Photographers met in great sunshine at Trewornan bridge and them tramped across a very muddy field to the first of the three hides we visited that day. We had good views of over 25 species,including, Herons and Egrets,Sand Martins & swallows,shelduck,bullfinch,and a pair of wood warblers right in front of the hide. At the other site we added Curlew,Bar Tailed Godwits,Widgeon & a Greylag goose. Help and assistance was given by Mr Adrian Langden the warden for the Warmsley Reserve.

Alan.

 

FIELD TRIP30/03/16 

 

DAY AND DATE

Wednesday 30th March 10.00am

LOCATION

Walmsley Reserve ,Wadebridge

ADMISSION CHARGES

None

TIME OF START AND FINISH

09.30 – 12.00

MEETING POINT

Trewornan Bridge

NGR :sheet 106 ,SW987743

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST

Hide overlooking pools and saltmarsh

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

Wellingtons or stout boots

Binoculars or telescope

NAME OF LEADER(S)

Alan & Marion May

DISABLED ACCESS (Y/N)

Across field & steps up to hide

 


Field Meeting on 24th February.

Five members met at the entrance to Coulson Park and walked for a couple of hours towards Shire Hall Moor and back.
We recorded 30 species including Bullfinchs, A small flock of Redwing, Siskins and a couple of Ravens overhead. we also heard a woodpecker on several occasions. the weather was very kind to us and stayed dry.

The next meeting will be on March 30th and we hope to go to Roughtor to see the starlings murmurating if they are still there.
If not we will choose another location I will send more details to group members soon and post details on this site.

If you would like to come could you please let me know

Alan.


FIELD TRIP 24th February 2016

Swan in Coulson Park Lostwithiel
  Image
© Copyright All rights reserved by Mat Connolley


DAY AND DATE:  Wednesday  24th February 2016

LOCATION:
  Coulson Park and Nature  Reserve. Expect paths to be  muddy

TIME OF START AND FINISH:
  9.00-11.00 a.m

MEETING POINT:
By railway bridge at entrance to
Coulson Park

INFORMATION ON MAIN POINTS OF INTEREST : Riverside and nature reserve walk.

Egrets, mallards, swans, cormorants, kingfisher, bullfinches etc

EQUIPMENT TO BRING:
Binoculars etc.

NAME OF LEADER(S)
 
Alan and Marion May 01208 873411

DISABLED ACCESS
  Level paths, but uneven in places






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Keith Southgate,
Feb 15, 2016, 2:34 PM