Field Meeting at Catcott Complex

  • Nov 30th 2019
  • Time: 09:30
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: SOS

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A walk led by Alison Everett and Jeff Hazell.
Meet at car park, ST400415, TA7 8NQ.
Free event and all are welcome.

Spring on South Uist | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Spring on South Uist

  • Nov 21st 2019
  • Time: 19:30
  • Type: Talk
  • Organiser: SOS

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A talk by Brian Gibbs, SOS Recorder.
Free event. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available.
Venue: Ruishton Village Hall, Cheats Road, Ruishton TA3 5JD

A Lifetime Illustrating Birds | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

A Lifetime Illustrating Birds

  • Oct 24th 2019
  • Time: 19:30
  • Type: Talk
  • Organiser: SOS

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A talk by Mike Langman, well-known bird artist.
Free event. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available.
Venue: Ruishton Village Hall, Cheats Road, Ruishton TA3 5JD

Field Meeting at Steart Marshes | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Field Meeting at Steart Marshes

  • Oct 19th 2019
  • Time: 09:00
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: SOS

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A walk led by Brian Gibbs and Brian Hill.
Meet at Natural England Car Park, ST275459, TA5 2PX
Free event and all are welcome.

Southern China in Winter | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Southern China in Winter

  • Sep 26th 2019
  • Time: 19:30
  • Type: Talk
  • Organiser: SOS

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A talk by Rob Grimmond, SOS Secretary, covering everything from trains and Cranes to Spoon-billed Sandpiper!
Free event. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available.
Venue: Ruishton Village Hall, Cheats Road, Ruishton TA3 5JD

Field Meeting at Avalon Marshes | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Field Meeting at Avalon Marshes

  • Sep 7th 2019
  • Time: 09:30
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: SOS

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A walk led by Alison Everett and Jeff Hazell.
Meet at Ashcott Corner Car Park, ST448396, BA6 9SX.
Free event and all are welcome.

Telescope and Binocular Open Day | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Telescope and Binocular Open Day

  • Jul 20th 2019
  • Time: 10:00-15:00
  • Type: Misc.
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Time for some new optics?  Head down to our Ham Wall nature reserve to meet our friendly experts for advice and to try a few optics out!
Knowledgeable experts from the RSPB Shop in Darts Farm Exeter will be on site to guide you through our range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories. Just drop in any time between 10.00 am-4.00 pm. We would love to see you! (Cash and card payments accepted).
There will also be a range of seasonal items from the shop available to purchase on the day, such as bird feeders, bird food, cards, wrapping paper, diaries and calendar's. If you would like to know what additional items will be brought, or to request any specific items, please contact the shop directly on: 01392 879438 - ask to chat to Ellie Woolway (Events and Sales Co-Coordinator).
The optics demonstration day will be held in the Ham Wall Welcome Centre, in the reserve's car park, BA6 9SX.
** If you’d like to know a bit more detail about our optics range before attending the event, please contact us at the RSPB Shop at Darts Farm on: 01392 879438. We can let you know exactly what we’ll be bringing along - you can even request specific products for us to bring, which we’ll happily keep reserved for you, so that you are guaranteed to give them a road test on the demo day. **

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28 Dec

Telescope and Binocular Open Day | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Telescope and Binocular Open Day

  • Jun 29th 2019
  • Time: 10:00-15:00
  • Type: Misc.
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Time for some new optics?  Head down to our Ham Wall nature reserve to meet our friendly experts for advice and to try a few optics out!
Knowledgeable experts from the RSPB Shop in Darts Farm Exeter will be on site to guide you through our range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories. Just drop in any time between 10.00 am-4.00 pm. We would love to see you! (Cash and card payments accepted).
There will also be a range of seasonal items from the shop available to purchase on the day, such as bird feeders, bird food, cards, wrapping paper, diaries and calendar's. If you would like to know what additional items will be brought, or to request any specific items, please contact the shop directly on: 01392 879438 - ask to chat to Ellie Woolway (Events and Sales Co-Coordinator).
The optics demonstration day will be held in the Ham Wall Welcome Centre, in the reserve's car park, BA6 9SX.
** If you’d like to know a bit more detail about our optics range before attending the event, please contact us at the RSPB Shop at Darts Farm on: 01392 879438. We can let you know exactly what we’ll be bringing along - you can even request specific products for us to bring, which we’ll happily keep reserved for you, so that you are guaranteed to give them a road test on the demo day. **

Other dates:

25 May
20 Jul
31 Aug
28 Sept
26 Oct
30 Nov
28 Dec

Field Meeting at Haddon Hill | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Field Meeting at Haddon Hill

  • Jun 8th 2019
  • Time: 09:00
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: SOS

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Walk led by Dave Dawe.
Meet at Car Park at SS969285, TA4 2DS.
Free event and all are welcome.

Ham Wall 25th Anniversary Walk | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Ham Wall 25th Anniversary Walk

  • Jun 1st 2019
  • Time: 06:00-08:00
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Join RSPB Ham Wall Site Manager, Steve, as part of Somerset Festival of Nature, for a special walk to discover more about the history and wildlife of Ham Wall as part of our celebration of 25 years as an RSPB reserve.  Ham Wall and the Avalon Marshes are one of the most important wetlands in the country. We will be going in search of some of the amazing birds that make their home here, including bitterns, marsh harriers and great white egrets. Suitable for children 12+.
Price: £8 RSPB member / £10 non-member / £4 RSPB child member / £5 child non-member
Booking essential - all booking online through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/25th-anniversary-walk-at-rspb-ham-wall-tickets-59525117228. (Please note: booking charges apply).
Please be sure to wear suitable stout footwear and dress for the weather. Toilets on site.Postcode BA6 9SX.
 

Telescope and Binocular Open Day | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Telescope and Binocular Open Day

  • May 25th 2019
  • Time: 10:00-15:00
  • Type: Misc.
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Time for some new optics?  Head down to our Ham Wall nature reserve to meet our friendly experts for advice and to try a few optics out!
Knowledgeable experts from the RSPB Shop in Darts Farm Exeter will be on site to guide you through our range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories. Just drop in any time between 10.00 am-4.00 pm. We would love to see you! (Cash and card payments accepted).
There will also be a range of seasonal items from the shop available to purchase on the day, such as bird feeders, bird food, cards, wrapping paper, diaries and calendar's. If you would like to know what additional items will be brought, or to request any specific items, please contact the shop directly on: 01392 879438 - ask to chat to Ellie Woolway (Events and Sales Co-Coordinator).
The optics demonstration day will be held in the Ham Wall Welcome Centre, in the reserve's car park, BA6 9SX.
** If you’d like to know a bit more detail about our optics range before attending the event, please contact us at the RSPB Shop at Darts Farm on: 01392 879438. We can let you know exactly what we’ll be bringing along - you can even request specific products for us to bring, which we’ll happily keep reserved for you, so that you are guaranteed to give them a road test on the demo day. **

Other dates:

29 June
20 Jul
31 Aug
28 Sept
26 Oct
30 Nov
28 Dec

Spring Migration at Ham Wall | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Spring Migration at Ham Wall

  • May 21st 2019
  • Time: 19:00-21:00
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Spring is an amazing time of the year on the Avalon Marshes. Join members of the Ham Wall team in the evening as we explore the reserve in search of cuckoos, reed warblers and hobbies, not to mention the reserve's star of the show - the ever elusive bittern!
Price: £4.80 RSPB member / £6 non-member / £2.40 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member.
Booking essential - All bookings online: https://springmigrationathamwall.eventbrite.co.uk (Please note: booking charges apply).
Please bring waterproofs, wear warm clothing and stout footwear or wellingtons.
Postcode: BA6 9SX

Winter’s Big Flocks and Transition to Spring + plant sale | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Winter’s Big Flocks and Transition to Spring + plant sale

  • May 16th 2019
  • Time: 19:30
  • Type: Talk
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Location: Millennium Hall, Seavington. Postcode: TA19 0QH.
An illustrated talk presented by local award winning wildlife photographer Robin Morrison. An opportunity to view the large winter flocks of birds in the South West, followed by the transition to Spring across the south west corner of England.
Please bring along any plants for us to sell in aid of group funds: annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables etc.
Price: Local Group Members £3, Non Members (including national RSPB members) £4 and Under 18's Free.
Telephone: 01460 240740 E-mail: denise.chamings@talktalk.net


 

Spring Migration at Ham Wall | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Spring Migration at Ham Wall

  • May 14th 2019
  • Time: 19:00-21:00
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Spring is an amazing time of the year on the Avalon Marshes. Join members of the Ham Wall team in the evening as we explore the reserve in search of cuckoos, reed warblers and hobbies, not to mention the reserve's star of the show - the ever elusive bittern!
Price: £4.80 RSPB member / £6 non-member / £2.40 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member.
Booking essential - All bookings online: https://springmigrationathamwall.eventbrite.co.uk (Please note: booking charges apply).
Please bring waterproofs, wear warm clothing and stout footwear or wellingtons.
Postcode: BA6 9SX

 

Field Meeting at Hodder’s Combe, Quantocks | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Field Meeting at Hodder’s Combe, Quantocks

  • May 11th 2019
  • Time: 08:15
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: SOS

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Walk led by Brian Gibbs and Brian Hill.
Meet at Holford Green Car Park, ST154411, TA5 1SA.
Free event and all are welcome.

Dawn Chorus at Swell Wood | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Dawn Chorus at Swell Wood

  • May 5th 2019
  • Time: 06:30-08:30
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Join us on International Dawn Chorus Day in Swell Wood to listen to the incredible sounds of woodland birds in all their Spring glory. Suitable for children 10+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
Price: £4.80 RSPB member / £6 non-member / £2.40 RSPB child member / £3 child non-member.
Booking essential - booking and details online: https://dawnchorusswellwood.eventbrite.co.uk. (Please note: booking charges apply).
Directions: RSPB Swell Wood - meet in the car park. Postcode TA3 6QU.

 


 

Field Meeting at Brean Down - CANCELLED | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Field Meeting at Brean Down - CANCELLED

  • Apr 27th 2019
  • Time: 08:15
  • Type: Walk
  • Organiser: SOS

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Led by Julian Thomas.
Meet at National Trust Car Park, ST296585, TA8 2RS.
Free event and all are welcome.

LATE NEWS This event has been cancelled due to an adverse weather forecast of strong winds and rain.

Telescope and Binocular Open Day | Events | Somerset Ornithological Society

Telescope and Binocular Open Day

  • Apr 27th 2019
  • Time: 10:00-15:00
  • Type: Misc.
  • Organiser: RSPB

Event Details - Get Directions on Google Maps

Time for some new optics?  Head down to our Ham Wall nature reserve to meet our friendly experts for advice and to try a few optics out!
Knowledgeable experts from the RSPB Shop in Darts Farm Exeter will be on site to guide you through our range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories. Just drop in any time between 10.00 am-4.00 pm. We would love to see you! (Cash and card payments accepted).
There will also be a range of seasonal items from the shop available to purchase on the day, such as bird feeders, bird food, cards, wrapping paper, diaries and calendar's. If you would like to know what additional items will be brought, or to request any specific items, please contact the shop directly on: 01392 879438 - ask to chat to Ellie Woolway (Events and Sales Co-Coordinator).
The optics demonstration day will be held in the Ham Wall Welcome Centre, in the reserve's car park, BA6 9SX.
** If you’d like to know a bit more detail about our optics range before attending the event, please contact us at the RSPB Shop at Darts Farm on: 01392 879438. We can let you know exactly what we’ll be bringing along - you can even request specific products for us to bring, which we’ll happily keep reserved for you, so that you are guaranteed to give them a road test on the demo day. **

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