Birding

Happy new year to all our birders and welcome to you if this is your first visit to our site.

Our birding group is casual, with a mix of knowledge and an appetite for sharing information and sightings. We meet once a month on the first Tuesday (except in August when the birds are too secretive and quiet and they moult) and take it in turns to lead walks. We have favourite venues but like to introduce new areas each year. We also have a night away, usually in the autumn and in 2020 we hope to go to the Dee Estuary for Raptor Watch at Parkgate and Burton Mere.

Each month, the person responsible for the outing will send out details a week in advance and you just need to let them know if you are joining us.

The draft itinerary, with leaders, for 2020 is as follows:

January 7th Attenborough – Jane
February 4th Drakelow – Jane
March 3rd Carsington Water – Pam
April 7th Pleasley Pit and Vale – Nigel
May 5th Coombes Valley – Robert
June 2nd Goyt Valley – Shirley
July 7th Old Moor – Irene and Bob
August No birding
September 1st Blacktoft – Anna and Joan
October or November Dee Estuary

December 1st Lunch and birding at the National Stone Centre – Jane

The venues may change depending on the weather and who is leading the walk.

The Birding group coordinator is Jane Burgess, who can be contacted by email, or by telephone on 07954 588053

Redshank.
Image courtesy of R Williams
Slavonian Grebe sighted at Attenborough Jan 2020 Image courtesy of J Burgess. Click here for more information on this rare sighting.