Outdoor Meeting – RSPB Lakenheath Fen and NWT Weeting Heath Reserves : Saturday 2nd June 2018

We will start the day with a packed lunch at RSPB Lakenheath fen, meeting at 12 midday in their reserve car park. We will then spend all afternoon on this exceptional reserve (target birds include Great White Egret, Common Crane, Hobby, Bittern, Bearded Tit, Cuckoo, Turtle Dove, Hirundines, Warblers and Marsh Harrier). The main circular walk is approx. 3 miles, although shorter walks are available for anyone less mobile. Full facilities are available in the visitor centre. If you are a RSPB member please bring your card to avoid a car parking fee.

We will aim to leave the reserve by 5.30pm and drive to the nearby village of Feltwell where dinner is booked for us at The Wellington Pub. The menu for this will be available at the next 2 indoor meetings and I must receive all menu choices by 20th May at the latest.

After dinner we will move on to NWT Weeting Heath Reserve for 8pm where the warden has organised an evening of “Fantastic Nightfall Flyers”: First of all we will look for Stone Curlew and Nightjar, then explore the woodland with a bat detector, and finally open up their moth trap and identify as many moth species as possible over a mug of hot chocolate. The evening will finish at approx. 10pm. NWT members should also bring their cards please.

The cost of this event will be £18.50 per person for a main course and pudding, or £13.50 for a main course only (these include the charge made by the NWT for the Weeting Heath visit). I will need to receive all monies by the end of the indoor meeting on the 17th May. There is a strict limit of 20 places for dinner plus Weeting Heath (everyone is welcome at Lakenheath Fen) and bookings will be taken on a first come-first served basis. Please sign up at the indoor meetings, including completing your dinner choices from the menu displayed.

Leader/Coordinator contact details: alanlhughes1955@gmail.com or 07767 317862

Summary of the programme:-  12 midday meet at RSPB Lakenheath Fen reserve car park. Map Ref OS Landranger 143 TL                                                                    722 864. Postcode IP27 9AD                                                                                                                                                                                   6pm Wellington Pub, 27-29 High Street, Feltwell IP26 4AF ?                                                                                                                       8pm NWT Weeting Heath reserve

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