Bird Group

Shepherd’s Chine bird walk 18th February 2018

Seven members and a guest met at Shepherd’s Chine for a walk inland to Atherfield Lane and return to our parked cars. We were expecting the weather to be dry but cloudy however, as soon as we set off a slight drizzle began. This did not put us off. After some days of wet weather we were delighted to hear the song of Skylarks filling the air. A Yellowhammer was singing from the top of a bush by the Chine (more…)

Bird Walk at Shalfleet Quay 13th January 2018

11 People attended the above meeting on a bright but windy and cold day.  After walking down to the little bridge where a Gadwall and Goldcrest were seen amongst other birds we continued down towards Shalfleet Quay.  In one of the fields not far from the car park many winter thrushes were sighted, (more…)

Bird meeting, Yarmouth 10th December 2017

Unfortunately, the meeting was abandoned because of storm force winds and squally showers.


Bird Meeting at St Helen’s Sunday 26th November 2017

St Helen’s. Nine members met in Latimer Road for a walk in the vicinity of Bembridge Harbour including a walk along the old railway track to Harbour Farm. It was a lovely, crisp calm morning and our first port of call was near the old Mill and then Old Mill Ponds. The tide was out which enabled us to see some waders; Redshank, Blacktailed Godwit, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Greenshank, (more…)

Bird meeting at Culver on 15th October 2017

The weather was very mild for this time of year, 17C, but overcast and a bit breezy. 12 of us met at the far car park on Culver Down. We skirted the cliffs from the far end, past the footpath that leads down to Yaverland, making our way back around the fort and up past the monument. (more…)

Bird walk from Blackgang Viewpoint car park

Nine members met on a beautiful, sunny morning for a walk along the top of the cliff to Niton and then walk back inland. The whole morning we were accompanied by Swallows and some House Martins who were flying and hawking for food before making the long journey to Africa. (more…)

Laundry Lane, Brading

Sunday 20th August 2017
The weather was mild, partly cloudy and with light winds as 14 members met at
Carpenter’s Rd end of Laundry Lane. We walked along the cycle/footpath, successfully seeing the Marsh Harrier and later a Hobby. A grey heron was in the triangular field. (more…)

Bird Meeting at Fort Victoria 29th July 2017

14 members meet at the car park for a walk led by Toni Goodley. As is our custom we started off with a brief sea watch. Besides an Oystercatcher only gulls were seen – Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull and Great Black Backed Gull were spotted. As there was no other activity we set off (more…)

Summer Recorders Event – Sunday 2nd July

Just a few days left until the very first IW Summer Recorders Event takes place at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown on Sunday 2nd July 2pm – 5pm, so please register and book your place asap.

This is a great opportunity to brush up your species identification skills as we explore the surrounding habitats to collect specimens and return to Dinosaur Isle to examine and identify them. (more…)

Bird Meeting, 25th June 2017 at Mersley Farm

Nine members met at The Garlic Farm on a lovely but windy morning. A Turtle Dove was seen and heard last year  and they have been heard in the vicinity in recent years however, (more…)