Coach Outings Coach Outings Programme 2019-20
This September - June season we have a programme of eight coach outings all within a three-hour drive from London.



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Saturday 11 January 2020
Abberton Reservoir, Essex Wildlife Trust
Habitats: Reservoir, farmland, scrub.
Species: Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Goldeneye, Goosander, Smew, Bittern, Slavonian Grebe, Great White Egret, Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Dunlin, Golden Plover,
Corn Bunting, Skylark, possible Dartford Warbler.
Facilities: Hides, Visitor Centre with café, shop, WC, hides. Suggested don £2.
Reserve information
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Abberton Reservoir


Saturday 29 February 2020 Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk
Habitats: woodland, heathland, reedbeds, lagoons, scrapes, sea, dunes.
Species: Red Throated Divers, Common Scoter, Eider, scarcer Grebes, Wigeon, Teal, Goldeneye, Bittern, Water Rail, Marsh & Hen Harriers, Barn & Short Eared Owls, Snipe, Lapwing, Jack Snipe, Bearded Tit, Water Pipit, Siskin, Marsh Tit, Woodpeckers. Gulls may include Glaucous & Iceland. Starling murmuration probable.
Red deer, otter.
Facilities: Hides, Visitor Centre, Café, WC. Entry fee for non-RSPB members £9.
Reserve information
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Minsmere


Saturday 28 March 2020
Dungeness, Kent (Observatory, ARC Pits and RSPB Reserve)
Habitats: Sea, shingle spit, scrub, freshwater pits, reedbeds, marsh, rough pasture.
Species: Observatory: Scoter, Red-Throated Divers, Black Redstart, Wheatear, Goldcrest and Firecrest.
RSPB: Marsh Harrier, Bittern, Great White Egret, Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, Bearded Tit, Tree Sparrow, early hirundines and warblers.
Facilities: Observatory: Café, WC. RSPB reserve: Hides, Visitor Centre, drinks machine, WC.
Observatory Reserve information.
RSPB Reserve information.
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Dungeness


Saturday 18 April 2020
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, East Sussex
Habitats: River, sea, saltmarsh, shingle, pools, reedbeds, marsh, pasture, scrub.
Species: Mediterranean Gull, Sandwich & Little Terns, Avocet, Whimbrel, Skylark, Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, warblers, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, possible Cuckoo & Corn Bunting.
Facilities: Hides, 2 Cafés and Pub, WC.
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Rye Harbour


Saturday 9 May
Weeting Heath (NWT) Norfolk and Lakenheath Fen (RSPB) Suffolk
Habitats: Heath, woodland, freshwater marsh, pools, rough pasture.
Species: WH: Stone Curlew, Woodlark, Spotted Flycatcher, Little Owl, Marsh Tit, Yellowhammer.
L: Common Crane, Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Bearded Tit, Cuckoo, Common Tern, Sedge, Reed, Grasshopper & other warblers.
Facilities: Visitor Centre, WC, hides at both reserves. Entrance fee at Weeting for non-Norfolk Wildlife Trust members £3.75.
Weeting Heath Reserve information
Lakenheath Fen Reserve information
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Weeting Heath & Lakenheath


Saturday 6 June 2020
New Forest National Park, (Acres Down & Bolderwood), Hampshire.
Habitats: Heath, woodland, scrub.
Species: Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Goshawk, Hobby, Woodlark, Common Redstart, Wood Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Firecrest, Crossbill. Hawfinch & Lesser Spotted Woodpecker possible.
Facilities: WC en route & at Bolderwood where there’s also an ice cream van.
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New Forest


Earlier this season

Saturday 28 September 2019
Keyhaven Marshes Local Nature Reserve, Hampshire
Habitats: Sea, saltmarsh, salt lagoons, freshwater marsh, rough pasture, scrub.
Species: Knot, Sanderling, Curlew & Wood Sandpipers, Little Stint, Greenshank, Spoonbill, Bearded Tit, Sandwich & Little Terns, Shelduck, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Raven, Rock Pipit, Dartford Warbler, Kingfisher.
Facilities: WC at Car Park, Pub.
Reserve information
32 people were on our 1st coach trip of the season - and first departing from Embankment. The wind was too strong for many passerines but highlights among the 60 species seen included Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail and Wheatear.


Saturday 23 November 2019
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve, West Sussex
Habitats: Hedgerows, woodland, pasture, flooded meadows, river.
Species: Bewick’s Swan, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Ruff, Shoveler, Lapwing, Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe, Woodpeckers (all 3 possible), Marsh Tit, Stonechat, Bullfinch, Redwing, Fieldfare, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard.
Facilities: Hides, Visitor Centre, Café, WC. Entry fee for non-RSPB members £6.
Reserve information
75 species seen on this trip including Bullfinches, Harriers and Owls. And the group cuppa + traybake in the classroom, offered by Pulborough staff to avoid our overcrowding the tea room, seems to have worked out well.



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Our 2019-20 programme

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