Our group leader looks back at the groups achievements in 2014.
What made me start watching and caring for birds.
Coach Trip to Bempton
Our Group Weekend May '14.
In the footsteps of the Goodwins
A review of past RSPB Holidays.
All is not lost....
A follow up from Wills article last year.
Glossy Ibis arrives at Lowdham
An RSPB adventure
You don't have to go far to see birds.
Tommy and his mum go on all our monthly outings and we are pleased he gets so much out of the trips.
Just by chance.
British holidays were enough for me!
Noticable decline in Starlings.
On a recent holiday....
Our Four Day Birding Trip in Wales.
With a two week holiday in Norfolk we tried to plan where we would go in those two weeks. Should we go to Titchwell or not ? See why...
This adaptation of Shakespeare’s phrase from ‘As you like it’ sums up the conditions in the Outer Hebrides this May. It was 7.30 in the morning as Keith and I sat in the queue of vehicles waiting to board the Caledonian Macbrayne ferry from Oban to Barra.
It’s amazing how many times you hear this when you are a bird watcher.
Those of you old enough to recognise the advert from which the title comes will realise that the Nottingham RSPB weekend this year was to Somerset, centred on Weston-Super-Mare. A record number of members climbed aboard the coach and, with Jim in the driving seat, headed south west.
The results of the Big Garden Bird Watch are out!
A Long-tailed Tit! Perfect. Not only good to look at but a true fighter.
Showing the variety of species at Strumpshaw
Carl writes about his start in birdwatching
This was the fervent hope of 40 members
A pair of Marsh Harriers have bred for the first time in Nottinghamshire.
Its funny how things happen sometimes.
Every month on the coach we do a 'Bird of the Day'.
After sifting through half a million people's reports on more than 8 million birds, the figures for this year's Big Garden Bird Watch have been released!
Val goes on the wildlife holiday of a lifetime to Botswana...
Arrival of Scandinavian Thrushes around the city.
Spring is the time when we look for birds on their annual migration so it was no surprise to see forty migrants from Nottingham RSPB making their annual journey. Having a poor sense of direction means that their migration route varies from year to year and this year saw them heading for Tenby.
One of the prettiest and daintiest birds, the long-tailed tit, is storming gardens according to this year's record-breaking RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
Paul recounts the events of the 2008 Bird Race
Dave's recent newsletter article about birdwatching in your local area.
Stephen Wilkinson tells us about his birding tour around Mongolia
A look back at a story by Paul Daft about the 2007 birding weekend in Devon.
We won the lottery! Or at least, lottery funding.
Graham learns he has to eat quickly to keep up with the Goodwins...
BBC Radio Nottingham interview about the Big Garden Birdwatch.
The quest for Gold[finches] in the garden!
Paul reports on the spring weekend in Wales.
Desperate Dan, Olive Oyl, Popeye, Mr. Magoo, the Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx and Officer Dibble set off to Bournemouth
A quick update on Dave's appearance on local radio.
Stuart Taylor's view of the May 2004 Birdrace
This year is the Group‘s 30th Anniversary and we have decided to attempt to raise £10,000 towards the new Beckingham Marshes reserve in North Nottinghamshire. One of the ways we hoped to raise the money was by a bird race. As no other teams entered we decided to go it alone. The team consisted of Andrew Griffin, Group Leader and driver, Stuart Taylor, former outings organiser, now itinerant RSPB warden, Stephen Wilkinson, group member and good birder and myself Dave Goodwin, outings organiser and scribe for the day. What follows is as best as I remember it, the trials of the big day.
A quick list of the most common garden birds in Notts, according to the latest survey results...
Dave writes about the Christmas 'Tinsel' Walk
Autumn Weekend Trip, 2003
An update on the progress being made on the Langford Lowfields reserve.
An unusual hitchiker picked up in Wales
Dave's account of birdwatching in Spain
"Chief Ticking List" Paul Daft's account of the Autumn Weekend Trip, 2001
The Goodwin family take a trip to Egypt - but would Dave find any birds...?
Calling All Bitterns: Numbers Still Dangerously Low
Anglian Water Osprey Project
A Common Crane drops in on one of Nottingham's more fragrant locations...
Tim enjoys photographing a rarity
A real rarity turns up in Nottingham.
Dave wears a tie. And meets Bill Oddie as the RSPB, Tarmac Heavy Building Materials UK Ltd, and Trinity College Cambridge put pen to paper to bring Langford Lowfields nature reserve a step closer.
Stuart's account of a fortnight spent up at Loch Garten as a voluntary warden.
Many of the species of birds we once thought of as common are in decline in a big way. Dave takes a look at what can be done.
As part of a new survey of the UK's Corncrakes, the general public are being asked to listen for their distinctive song.
A well supported trip to this Welsh reservoir.
A trip to Norfolk after people had told us "there are no birds at Titchwell" - this archive article shows how much things have changed!
New Threat To UK's Favourite Birds?
Ros tells us about the reintroduction of this once-numerous scavenger.
The YOC need YOUR help
Stuart Taylor and Dave Goodwin talk to BBC Radio Nottingham.
Warbling Colonist's Success
Our "Own Car" trip to Rutland Water
Newspaper report from the Nottingham Evening Post, December 1997
Millions of Britons will enjoy feeding birds in their gardens this winter. Here, the experts tell MARK PATTERSON about the rights and wrongs of looking after your feathered visitors in the cold months ahead.
Contestants in the Great Notts Birdrace of 1997 fall foul of the law...