Last Updated 09/12/01


Outing Reports




Bromley RSPB Group and Bromley & Bexley RSPB Wildlife Explorers Group Events
December 2001 - July 2002

Bromley RSPB Members' Group organises a wide range of events, including indoor meetings, car and coach outings, local walks and fairs.
Bromley & Bexley RSPB Wildlife Explorers Group organises outings and meetings for children.

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INDOOR MEETINGS: These are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Central Library, High Street, Bromley (not July and August).
The meetings start at 7.45 pm but the hall is open from 7.15 pm when sales goods are usually available.
We finish around 9.00 pm. The meetings usually consist of a slide show, raffle and a summary of recent news and notices.
Please bring along used stamps and foreign coins which we collect to raise money for the RSPB.

FIELD TRIPS: Full details of field trips will be given at a preceding indoor meeting.
Contact the Field Trips Organiser for for bookings and enquiries for coach and car trips.
Coach and car outings depart from outside
the United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, leaving at the time stated.
This is between Market Square and Kentish Way.
Coach and car outings are all day affairs and members must be self sufficient.
Ensure that you have protective clothing, appropriate footwear, a flask, sandwiches, etc. Please keep the coach clean by taking a spare pair of shoes to change into and a plastic bag for muddy boots.

LOCAL WALKS: All local walks start at the time stated and usually end between 12.30 - 1.00 pm.

Please support the group by attending any events that you can.

Wednesday 12 December
Indoor Meeting - Christmas Social. A fun evening of slides and quizzes, with cheese and wine.
Always a popular event and a good way to socialise with other members of the group.

Sunday 16 December
Coach Outing - Dungeness, Kent. 8.00 am - 5.30 pm. A slightly different trip to normal, the famous 'Christmas Special' outing to Dungeness has a long history within Bromley RSPB Group.
It combines great birdwatching around
the RSPB reserve, the observatory area and the sea, with a lunchtime pub meal. Likely birds include Smew, Divers, rarer Grebes and birds of prey.
Read all about last year's trip in the 'outing reports' section. CLICK HERE to visit the reserve's website.

Wednesday 9 January
Local Walk - Kelsey Park. Meet Kelsey Park Road entrance at 9.30 am. Leader: Anne Yeulett

Wednesday 9 January
Indoor Meeting - The Land of the Maya. Speaker: Brenda Holcombe

Sunday 13 January
Car Outing - Bough Beech Reservoir, Kent. Meet Widmore Road, Bromley, 8.00 am. Good for wintering wildfowl, with the option of walks through the woods and fields.

Wednesday 13 February
Indoor Meeting - Reserved for Birds. Speaker: Brian Nobbs.

Thursday 14 February
Local Walk - Jubilee Country Park. Meet Blackbrook Lane car park at 9.30 am. Leader: Bob Land

Sunday 17 February
Car Outing - Riverside Country Park, Medway. Meet Widmore Road, Bromley, 8.00 am. Good site for wildfowl and waders, with a large flock of Brent Geese. Facilities include a large visitor centre, with tearoom and toilets.

Wednesday 13 March
Indoor Meeting - Birds of Heaths, Moors and Mountains. Speaker: John Buckingham.

Sunday 17 March
Coach Outing - Stodmarsh, Kent. 8.00 am - 6.00 pm. Extensive wetland and reedbed. Good for Bitterns, Bearded Tits, Cetti's Warblers, waders and wildfowl. Facilities include four hides, toilets and the option of a pub lunch.

Saturday 23 March
Local Walk - Cudham area. Meet Cudham Recreation Ground car park at 9.30 am. Leader: Rosina Cole

Wednesday 10 April
Indoor Meeting - Wild Kent. Speakers: Irene and John Palmer

Sunday 14 April
Coach Outing - Minsmere, Suffolk. Famous RSPB reserve, with wide variety of habitats allowing a large number of species to be seen in a day. Facilities include a nature centre, with shop, cafe and toilets, and several hides.

Thursday 25 April
Local Walk - Sydenham Hill Wood. Meet at the Dulwich Woodhouse public house, at the junction of Sydenham Hill and Crescent Wood Road, at 9.30 am. Leader: Geoff Holder. An interesting Local Nature Reserve, run by the London Wildlife Trust.

Sunday 5 May
Local Event - Plant Sale. 9.00 am. Harvester, Southborough Lane, Bromley.

Wednesday 8 May
Indoor Meeting - Ontario - Yours to Discover. Speaker: David Johnson

Thursday 9 May
Local Walk - Scadbury Park. Meet Old Perry Street entrance at 9.30 am. Leader: Barbara Hobbs

Sunday 12 May
Coach Outing - Fingringhoe Wick, Essex. 8.00 am - 7.00 pm. Popular reserve run by the Essex Wildlife Trust. Wide variety of habitats including lakes, saltmarsh, scrub and woodland. Good facilities including a large visitor centre,
shop, toilets and several hides.

Wednesday June
Indoor Meeting - AGM and slide presentation. Your opportunity to hear what is happening in the group and have your say.

Thursday 13 June
Local Walk - Keston Ponds and Ravensbourne Meadows. Meet at Keston Ponds car park at 9.30 am. Leader: Derek McWalter

Sunday 16 June
Coach Outing - Thursley Common, Surrey. Extensive heathland famous for typical birds of this habitat, including Dartford Warblers, Wood Larks, Tree Pipits, Hobbies and Redstarts.

Sunday 7 July
Local Event - Keston Countryside Day. A fun afternoon on the green by the Fox and Greyhound pubs, from 2.00 to 5.00. Local environmental groups will be represented, along with countryside displays and activities. Our sales team will be there
- please support them.