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                        Welcome To The Official Website For

                          The Burbage Birders Travel Club

                                                                            The Leicestershire Lowlisters?

                                                                  

 

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

 

Starting to polish the final arrangements for my tour of the Inner Hebrides, Mull ,Iona, Staffa and Lunga

 plus all the fantastic locations around Grantown On Spey and the Cairngorms.

Five ferries, two hotels, one railway journey, twelve people, one thousand five hundred miles and a wee dram of the amber nectar .

The Leicester City flag is already on board. BRING IT ON !!

 

  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More pictures from Brian Pollard

 as he sets up for his winter project

 This Welshpool Greenfinch posed

 for Brian as time stood still !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIPS into EUROPE 2016

Puerto Pollensa Majorca ,7 nights half board autumn 2016.   ( Can go in the Autumn if wanted  }

Montenegro 7 nights, half board  October 2016  (Monitoring the migrant situation in this area )

Navarra Region  Spain. 7 nights all inclusive staying in Isaba  May 2017  ( Completed and returned ) 

Portugal 2016  Hotel Alcazar 7 nights half board at Monte Gordo in early May  ( completed and returned . Can go again in October if wanted )

Bulgaria Black Sea Coast inc the Danube Delta  ( Autumn 2016 if wanted )

CONTACT FOR ALL THE ABOVE NOW !

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Back to ISLAY in November 2015 with The Drunkbirder from Port Charlotte !  

If you want to see more of birding trip to the Pyrenees .Click the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geWee9vRL6M

 

This excellent picture of a calling male

 Blackcap was taken by one of our

 new members, Lee Loveridge.

 We now look forward to many more !

 

 

 

 

 

UK TRIPS!-

Isle of Mull and  Grantown 7 nights  ( Finalised  at the last minute with limited places and going next week  Full ). 

CONTACT FOR ALL THE ABOVE NOW 

 

STOP THE KILLING

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

 

Off my perch !! This Common Tern wants 

 the visiting Whimbrel to give it back !!

 Picture by Brian Pollard with his brother Martin

 at Horsham Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great shot from David Carr!

 Short Toed Eagle in Sussex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                              COMPETITION PICTURES RESULT !! 

                                                                         THIS CLUB SUPPORT'S  SWAROVSKI OPTIK ! 

                                                                                Bulgaria Trip Report

                                                                                 Club Newsletter's

                                                              TV  Article from the Notts Birders on the Scillies

                                                                          LOCAL & TRIP  SIGHTINGS 

 

  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.

 

 

 The Latest White Billed Diver.

 Courtesy of that wandering nice guy

 David Carr.

 

 

 

      

 

 

 Curlew Sand taken by Dave Mason on his visit

 to the Titchwell reserve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           It's now 20 years since Burbage Bird Club was founded.

                 I never thought in 1994 when I had the idea of starting a local club that it would still be going strong in 2014.

                                                  To celebrate this all subscriptions for this year are completely
FREE!!!

 This applies not only to the existing membership but to any people who would like to join us on our walks or at the monthly meetings.

                                                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.

                                           Let's now hope the club and its new members will continue and grow for the next 20 years .
     

 

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.

 

 

 

 

  For full details contact                                     01455274173 or 07900334371

                         BIRDWATCHING FOR BEGINNERS!