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       Welcome To The Website For

    The Burbage Birders Travel Club

               With  Ken Reeves and Friends

                     The Leicestershire Lowlisters?

                                          

            

                                                 To Every one

 

                                     

 

                LROS Latest sightings. Updated daily ! HERE  

        PYRENEES FEBRUARY 2018 FOR WILDCAT PLUS -

        WALLCREEPER , SNOW FINCH AND MANY OTHERS.

 

                            

Don't you just love our Winter visitors ! Thanks, Brian Pollard, for this picture

taken in his garden at Welshpool.

 

The Titchwell Song Thrush 12/08/17  Ken R

Burbage Bird Club !

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

   

                                              

                                          Supporting this club for Christmas

Picture taken on our last trip in 2011 by Jim Murray. Yes ! It's our four walking on the sand

Get ready Luskentyre on the Outer Hebrides. We are on our way to see you  ! CLICK ON IMAGE

UK TRIPS!-     

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

The Outer Hebrides 2018 September  8 days half board .   ( BOOKING NOW   )

Lewis, Harris, Bernaray, North Uist, Benbecula , South Uist and Barra.

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

 EUROPE TRIPS  2017 / 18

Portugal 2018  Hotel Alcazar 7 nights half board at Monte Gordo in early May  ( 4 PLACES ONLY LEFT  )

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

Bulgaria September 2018  4 nights Old Nessebar, 3 nights Varna ( FULL 

Winter Wonderland 2018 , 6 nights full board in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees.

WILDCAT plus many species. March ( week to be finalised )  ( FULL 14 GOING )

CONTACT FOR ALL THE ABOVE NOW !

 

LATEST PICTURES FROM OUR TRAVELS BELOW !

I hope this superb picture , taken at Chanory point yesterday morning ,

09/07/17 by Alister Kemp, brings back memories of the thirteen 

Burbagebirders Club visit in 2016. Thanks Alister !

Click HERE to enlarge picture below !

 

Reliable CAR HIRE in Portugal !

 

Great today to see the three Butterflies that always seem to fly together !

Ringlet, Meadow Brown and the best looking one .... the male Gatekeeper below.

 

Black Headed Gull upset with the Titchwell Little Gull!

A welcome return to Brian Pollards pictures !

 

In the "Boc" valley Majorca for four hours.
Fom here-
Egyptian... Black and Griffon Vultures !... Booted and Bonelli's Eagle !

Eleonora's and Peregrine Falcon's... and finally Osprey !  Well it kept us out of the bar !

 

 

 

This is our longest and oldest

 member Ellen . Ellen and her 

 partner Ron have travelled 

 with me to almost every Country

 in Europe and the Americas plus

 many holiday locations in the UK

 over the last 22 years. 

 

 

Four Spot Chaser.

 Lakenheath 24th. 

 With five club members

 Ken R Picture.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Lesser Whitethroat ...and a ring bearer !

 Middleton Lakes RSPB singing to us.

Picture by Dave Mason

 

   Leaving Mull 2017

 

                               

 Go for it Boy !

 Sedge Warbler back at Middleton RSPB

on the Sunday morning club walk.

 

                                                                                            Bearded Tit 

                                                                                             

Great place Leicestershire. 

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

 Warren Hills and the Yellowhammer are waiting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Isle of Lunga with the Puffins and

 12 members of Burbagebirders.

 

 Red Throated Diver on the nest at Orkney

 

 

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 !!

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 

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