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Forthcoming field trips           No Dogs Please


HOC FIELD MEETINGS

Brockhampton / Bringsty Common

April 10th Tuesday
Meet at NT Brockhampton Nr Bromyard SO 688:559 at 9.30am; 2 miles on the Worcester side of the A44 from Bromyard, follow signs to the Lower Brockhampton Manor car park. The NT has waived the admission charge to non-members, however a donation would be gratefully received. Can NT members please bring membership cards. The walk will be through orchards and estate woodland providing varied habitats for a wide range of birds. Lunch in cars at Bringsty Common a mile away. Easy walking - no dogs please.

Leader: Mervyn Davies (tel: 01981 590298 / 07887485984)


RSPB Ham Walls

May 14th Monday
Meet Ashcott Corner (ST 448:396) BA6 9SX at 10am. Car park fee £3 - free to RSPB members. Packed lunch no dogs please. This is part of a large complex of wetland and woodland habitat with breeding bittern, great white egret, hobby and many dragonflies.

Leader: Trevor Hulme (tel: 01432 882071)


Wormelow bird identification

May 31st Thursday
Meet at SO 492:303 off the A466 road at 8am for a two hour walk with the emphasis on identifying bird song of farmland and migrant birds. It is hoped to attract the more inexperienced bird watching members. We shall walk to the Mynde through farmland and woodland to the lake and back. No dogs please.

Leaders: John Pullen (tel: 01600 750266) & Tony Eveleigh (tel: 01989 750297)

June 14th Forest of Dean for Nightjars Leader Nick Smith.

June 21st Norton Canon Part of Herefordshire Walking Festival Leaders Chris & Phil Williams.

July 6th Canon Frome Area am only.


www.herefordshirebirds.org

When meetings are outside the county and in times of adverse weather conditions, please contact the leader for an update.

For extra information about any field meeting contact the meeting leader or the meetings secretary, G R Parker. Ordnance Survey map references are given and members should take suitable food, clothing, a first-aid pack (and a torch for evening meetings) or as advised. Leaders are always pleased to welcome and help new members. Walks may be graded, such as: Easy (slight gradients), Moderate (medium gradients), Hard (steeper/longer gradients) and Difficult (only for the really fit).


Dogs should not be taken to any of the Field Meetings.


CAR-SHARING TO DISTANT MEETINGS:  The Committee suggests that distant meetings would be more environmentally friendly if some members would share cars for the journey. There would of course be a reduction in costs for any travelling members who participate in such a scheme. Please enquire with the meeting Leader or the Meetings Secretary next time you would like to join a Club outing to far off parts!


THE LEADER:  Leaders of Field Meetings have the right to abandon or change the meeting if in their opinion weather or some other factor would cause a hazard or render the venue unsuitable for the purpose on the day. Please make yourself known to the Leader on arrival. Should you wish to leave the party for any reason during the meeting do make this known to the Leader.

 

Herefordshire Ornithological Club is a registered charity England and Wales number 1068608