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Meetings and Outings

Indoor Meetings


Each year the Society stages eight indoor meetings between October - May. They are usually held on the first Friday of the month, dependant on the timings of the New Year and Easter holidays, and start at 7.30pm. These are currently held at two alternating venues: the Church Lounge at Oadby Trinity Methodist Church, Harborough Road, (off the central car park) Oadby Leicester LE2 4LA (click here for map), and the Rothley Centre, 12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicester LE7 7PR (click here for map). Both of these venues are next to large car parks.

Additional meetings may also be held at the Rutland Water Education Centre during the year, which will be publicised via this website and The Grebe newsletter.

The meetings feature illustrated talks by experienced ornithologists, artists, conservationists or photographers. They are an ideal way to meet and socialise with other members and the committee, whilst enjoying the excellent photos, anecdotes and varied subject matter of the speakers. All meetings are free to members. For more information, please contact Mark Skevington.


10th January 2014 - Oadby
Tristan Reid - 'Giving My Right Arm'

7th February 2014 - Rothley
Keith Offord - 'Land of Gysers and Gyrs'

28th February 2014 - Rutland Water Education Centre
Alan Davies and Ruth Miller (The Biggest Twitch) present 'Sri Lanka - An Endemic Rich Brew'

7th March 2014 - Oadby
Jim Almond - 'New England'

4th April 2014 - Rothley
Chris Ward - 'Oman - Land of a Thousand Eagles'

2nd May 2014 - Oadby
AGM, followed by
Mark Thomas - The Work of the RSPB Investigations Team'

The 2014/15 meeting dates will be: 03/10/14; 07/11/14; 05/12/14; 09/01/15; 06/02/15; 06/03/15; 10/04/15 & 01/05/15. Programme details will be published in the Aug/Sept 2014 Newsletter.

LROS Outings 2014

All outings take place on a Saturday. Please contact Andrew Cliff one week before the outing to book a place.

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January 18th 2014 - Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve
A winter visit to one of Warwickshire’s finest reserves. Click here for further details.

February 15th - Cossington Meadows

March 15th - Carsington Water
An early spring visit to this well established RSPB reserve. Click here for further details.

April 19th - Frampton Marsh & Frieston Shore
With the spring migration in full swing we’ll be trying our luck at finding migrant waders. Click here for further details.

May 17th - Potteric Carr
A springtime visit to this excellent RSPB Reserve. Click here for further details.

June 14th - Bempton Cliffs & Blacktoft Sands
Seabird bonanza at Bempton Cliffs followed by plenty of waders at Blacktoft. Click here for further details.

September 20th - Gibraltar Point
A favoured destination on the Lincolnshire coast to find waders and a spot of seawatching thrown in for good measure! Click here for further details.

October 18th - Rutland Water
Visiting this premier reserve in Rutland, a chance to meet the regulars of the LROS outings and develop common bird species identification skills. Click here for further details.

November 15th - Snettisham
A Norfolk favourite for vast numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders. Click here for further details.

December 13th - Ouse Washes
Winter wildfowl wonderland including Whooper and Bewick’s Swans. Click here for further details.

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