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                             Welcome To The Official Website For

                                 The Burbage Birders Travel Club

                                      Plus...  Ken Reeves and Friends 

                                                                                       The Leicestershire Lowlisters? 

                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                      

                                               MEET  THE  CLUB AND IT'S MEMBERS ON THEIR STAND AT THE FANTASTIC

                                                                             "BURBAGE COMMON COUNTRYSIDE SHOW"

                                                                                    ON SUNDAY MAY 7th   10:30 to 16:30hrs

                                                                                                

LROS Latest sightings. Updated daily ! HERE 

Burbage Bird Club ! HERE

OPEN THIS LINK FOR A VIEW OF THE CLUB ON THE SCILLY'S WITH NEIL GLENN, KEN REEVES  AND THE BBC    HERE

                                                                                           

  

 Lesser Whitethroat ...and a ring bearer !

 Middleton Lakes RSPB singing to us.

Picture by Dave Mason

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 Go for it Boy !

 Sedge Warbler back at Middleton RSPB

on the Sunday morning club walk.

 Ken R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent to see the Northern Wheatear's

 back on Warren Hills again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

That was until this bad boy 

 showed up and spooked everything !

 Both pictures at long distance through

 the ATX 95 by me !

 

 

 

 

Great place Leicestershire. 

Just another of our ,must see, locations ... get up there and visit !

 Warren Hills and the Yellowhammer are waiting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such a shame ... These two deceased 

Waxwings were found on Morrisons Car Park

 in Hinckley by Mrs Bursnell on her shopping visit

 to the supermarket today 12/03/17 ! 

 

 

 

 

 

This picture taken in Brian's garden.

 Keep them coming Sir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm sure this little beauty is on it's way to Scilly  

 in the next few weeks.

 My friends house in  Framingham Mass had 

 them sitting on the garage roof.

 A Brian Pollard Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK TRIPS!-

Islay in February 2018 Geese, Geese and much more ( FULL )   

Orkney ,Hoy and North Ronaldsay 2017 June 9 days half board .   (4 places left  )

 North Norfolk ( full day in Two vehicles  12 people only ) Christmas Special !  ( BOOK NOW )

Scilly Isles  Third week October 2017  Two properties self catering  (  8 ONLY ' one full plane  NOW 4 LEFT )

 

 EUROPE TRIPS  2017

Puerto Pollensa Majorca ,7 nights half board autumn 2017  Early April ( FULL  }

Navarra Region  Spain. 7 nights all inclusive staying in Isaba  May 2017  ( Not now going ) 

Portugal 2017  Hotel Alcazar 7 nights half board at Monte Gordo in early May  ( NOW FULL )

Hungary in April 2018  10 only .Full information to follow. Now 2 Locations ( 4 PLACES LEFT  )

Bulgaria September 2017  4 nights Old Nessebar, 3 nights Varna ( 5 PLACES LEFT BOOK NOW  ) NEW

CONTACT FOR ALL THE ABOVE NOW !

 

On the Isle of Lunga with the Puffins and

 12 members of Burbagebirders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Kentish Plover in Manchester. Pictured by 

  who else but David Carr .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Billed Dowitcher  Lagoon 3 Rutland Water. Taken by myself , for a change !

 

Brian Pollard. Your pictures just get better !

 Brambling in Welshpool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a picture Brian Pollard has taken

 in his garden during the setting up of his new photo

 area. I'm now waiting for the good one's !!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great shot from our friend David Carr

 We may all meet up with David in December

 Lets keep our fingers crossed !!

 This shot taken in Norfolk at Burnham Overy'

 No prizes for the species !!

 

 

 

 

 

I just love these cool warblers.

 Good picture again from David Carr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just back from Spain and already giving us 

 this great shot of a Booted Eagle !

 But what species is it carrying ??

 Well done Mr Pollard !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you would think these Rock Sparrows 

 should be easy but there not . 

 Brian Pollard in Lumbier Spain 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Devon Penduline Tit.

  David Carr again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Now you can see the difference .

 Another excellent action picture from   

  David Carr

 This is the Hudsonian Godwit from Somerset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                              

Back from his trip to SA and on the shutter!

 Welcome back Brian Pollard.

 Redwing in his garden today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BIRD TRIPS FOR BEGINNERS!

For details contact   01455274173 or 07900334371

STOP THE KILLING

The Hen Harrier has suffered badly this year . Just  read this !

 

Juvenile Peregrine on an industrial estate in a town centre

 in Wales. It was taken handheld from 400 mts

 There were also three other lively young !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                              COMPETITION PICTURES RESULT !! 

                                                                         THIS CLUB SUPPORT'S  SWAROVSKI OPTIK ! 

                                                                                Bulgaria Trip Report

 

                                                              TV  Article from the Notts Birders on the Scillies

                                                                          LOCAL & TRIP  SIGHTINGS 

 

Back to ISLAY in late February 2017 with "The Drunkbirder" from Port Charlotte . 

 

  Lunchtime in the Pyrenees! Burbage Birders

 take a break after locating a White Backed Woodpecker. 

 Pic by Bern Gibney

 

 

 

 

 

Whimbrel & more Whimbrel !

 But where is the Curlew?

  Malc Almey & Alma Peasegood

 finding themselves too short on the 

 Rio Formosa Portugal 2014

 Pic by Ken R.

    

 

  Don't you dare come into my territory, or else ! 

  Two male Ouzel sorting it out on the Cairngorms. 

  (Brian Pollard )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Common Whitethroat from Brian P

 taken on his recent trip to Kent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Bittern on Quinto de Largo Golf Course

 Portugal  2014

 Picture Ken R

 

 

  

 

 

 Great views of Spotless Starling, Serin and Pallid Swift

 from my balcony at the Hotel Alcazar in Monte Gordo

 Portugal

 

 

 

 

                                                        

                 I never thought in 1994 when I had the idea of starting a local club that it would still be going strong in 2016 

                                                Over the years the club has visited many fantastic birding locations including- 

                                           Majorca, Extremadura, Bulgaria, New England, Portugal, Florida, The Isles Of Scilly, 

                                  The Outer & Inner Hebrides, Islay, Orkney & Shetland plus many many birding sites in the UK.

               Unfortunately during this time some of our founder members have passed away but I assure you they will not be forgotten.                                         
  

 

Taken from the 6th floor of the superb Pollensa Park Hotel in

Puerto Pollensa. From here Bee-eaters hawk the town and Ospreys

fish the bay

Janet Southwood yet again. I think Janet and her long suffering

husband David will be here again.

 

    

 

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                        

                                       Brian Pollard looking towards his next trip with Burbagebirders.