Activity Group:

Birding Wednesday


We do a gentle stroll for a couple of hours at a reservoir, nature reserve or on a walking trail. Beginners and experienced birders are welcome.

Where and when

The group visits a different birding site each month. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

Other information

Your own binoculars are useful to have and stout footwear is needed as we walk on trails, through woods, fields, etc.

Contact details

Linda Lawton   email:


Wednesday Birding Group report June 2022

For this month’s visit, we went over to Titchmarsh Nature Reserve at Aldwincle not far from Thrapston .  We had a lovely sunny morning, despite the forecast for rain.    The reserve is in a peaceful area, alongside the River Nene and includes two fishing lakes: Alwincle Lake and Heronry Lake.    The walk around the reserve … Read more

Wednesday Birding Group March 2022

We had a lovely sunny morning for this month’s visit to Ravensthorpe Reservoir.    The reservoir is a hidden gem, not far from Guilsborough and Coton Manor Gardens.  It was completed in 1890 and provided water to the town of Northampton and to Coton Mill.   There’ s a gentle two mile circuit through the woods, across … Read more

Wednesday Birding group February 2022

Our meet up this month was at Fosse Meadows Nature Area near Sharnford.  The area was acquired by Blaby District Council in 1982 as bare farmland.  It has since been transformed into a lovely walking area with a variety of habitats.    Our first sighting was a Kite in a neighbouring field- sadly only a black … Read more

Wednesday Birding Report January

It was a misty, icy morning as we drove over to Sywell Country Park but the sun came out and we enjoyed the bright blue skies and clear views as we walked.  The Country Park is on the site of a former drinking water reservoir, close to Mears Ashby in East Northamptonshire. It operated until … Read more