Upcoming BOC Field & Indoor Meetings

Details of meetings, including a comprehensive programme of mid-week meetings, can be found in Bird News, (the club’s monthly publication for members)
W/E meetings start at 09:30 and on Tuesdays at 10:00, unless otherwise stated.

Please note the revised Safeguarding Policy

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Tuesday 18 June – Lower Failand  Leader: Alan Craddock

Park along Sandy Lane by St Bartholomew’s Church in Lower Failand. This is a walk through rolling countryside (hilly in places) with some wooded areas. No stiles. Can be muddy in one or two places.

Saturday 22 June – Marshfield, evening meeting  Leaders: Sue and Nigel Kempson.

Meet at 19:30 at Marshfield off the A420. Park in the lay-by on the south side of the Marshfield bypass. A level walk on lanes, tracks and farmland. The specialties of this area are Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting, with the possibility of Grey Partridge and Quail.

Tuesday 25 June – Saltford  Leader: Robert Hargreaves

Taking the A4 from Bristol to Saltford, turn left at any turning in Saltford, park as near as you can to St Mary’s Church entrance where we will meet, (the car park we’ve previously used is now three hours maximum and charges). A walk over the fields around Avon Farm. There are six stiles in one section but they can be avoided by taking the road for 500 yards. Muddy if wet.

Saturday 29 June – Forest of Dean, afternoon and evening meeting  Leader: Robert Hargreaves

Meet at 20:00 at Speech House Woodland Car Park. We will go up Crabtree Hill looking for Nightjar and Woodcock. Insect repellent, a hat and closed footwear is recommended. Expect to be in the forest until well after 22:00 for the Woodcock, so bring a torch and a bat meter if you have one. Please contact Rob if you have any queries. There are plenty of birds to see at Nags Head and Cannop Ponds Stone Works if you arrive earlier.

Tuesday 02 July – Compton Dando Leader: Mike Landen

Meet near the Compton Inn. Please park on the village road not in the pub car park. From the A37 take the minor road to Publow in Pensford. Cross the river at Woollard and after about quarter of a mile turn left to Compton Dando. The walk of about three and a half miles includes a fairly steep short hill at the start. There is a range of habitat which includes farmland and woodland with views of the River Chew. We hope to see Grey Wagtail and there is the possibility of Dipper and Kingfisher.

Tuesday 09 July – Eastville Park/Stoke Park/Vassals Leader: Rich Scantlebury

Meet at the bottom of Elmgrove Road in Thingwall Park. (Please note the change of meeting point) The walk route will depend on what has recently been seen.

Tuesday 16 July – Felton Common (Picnic Walk) Leader: Melanie Patch

Meet in Felton Church car park on Felton Common. Follow the A38 down the hill towards Lulsgate Bottom, turn left into West Lane which is before the traffic lights near the airport roundabout and then turn immediately right (between the trees), into the car park. The post code for the location is a little misleading as the left turn is before its location. If you get to the traffic lights you have gone too far and will need to use the roundabout to go back to West Lane.

Sunday 21 July – Lower Woods Leader: Linda Moysey

Meet at Lower Woods nature reserve car park at 9.00. The reserve is not signposted from the road but look for the Inglestone Farm sign and the reserve track is opposite. The walk is approximately three miles and will take us through woodland and across open farmland. Wear wellies or stout walking boots as it may still be very muddy in the woods in places. Target species include Spotted Flycatcher, Marsh Tit, Redstart and Hobby, plus Silverwashed Fritillary and other butterflies.

Tuesday 23 July – Frampton on Severn Leader: Alastair Fraser

Meet in the small car park on the right of the access road to the sailing club, at the far end of Frampton Green. Some road parking will be necessary. Flat walking, mostly around the Sailing Lake and Frampton Pools. A few stiles and likely to be muddy in places.

Tuesday 30 July – Clevedon/Walton Common and Coast Path (Picnic Walk) Leader: Judy Copeland

Meet on the triangle opposite the gateway to Clevedon Golf Club. Turn off B3124 to the road going NW between Clevedon School playing fields. At the top of the hill park in The Avenue. Hills and stiles, uneven paths. If the weather is bad, we could return to cars by 13.30.

Indoor meetings.

The Club’s indoor meetings will be held at the Newman Hall, 28 Grange Court Road, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4DR, from SeptemberMarch

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