Indoor Meetings

The RSPB North East Hants Local Group warmly welcomes those who are interested in nature, birds, wildlife and the environment. Guest speakers entertain members with talks on wildlife photography, birds, nature and the environment. Meetings are held in Church Crookham and Fleet.

You don't have to be a group member to come to a meeting, but for non local group members there is a £3 charge.

In the event of inclement weather please check with the appropriate organiser/website to see if the meeting is going ahead.

Map showing all indoor venues (250k pdf)


Welcome to our Autumn programme for 2018



Saturday 15th September          7.30pm 

Andes to the Amazon --  The Wildlife of Peru      ----------       Andy Tucker 

This will be our first talk of the autumn.  Andy Tucker is the General Manager of 'NatureTrek' and will be his first visit to our group.    I have seen Andy's talk already and I was so impressed I asked him to come to The RSPB NE Hants and do the same for us.

Andy will take us on a birding and wildlife circuit of southern Peru, from the crashing surf of the Pacific and all the Humboldt Current seabirds (Humboldt penguin, boobies, frigate birds, Inca tern, plus Peruvian sheartail, Peruvian thick-knee and Amazilia hummingbird ) to the richness of the Amazon rain forest and the worlds largest known macaw clay lick. We then continue up into the majestic Andes and cloud forests  filled with hummingbirds and tanagers, then walking along the Inca Trail to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

This really was a lovely talk filled with beautiful photography.  The best photographs taken by Andy and travellers on' NatureTrek' to Peru.

Please do not miss it.                           

St Philip & St James' Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet. GU51 3AR


Saturday 13th October               7.30pm 

Coastal Birds   -------      Roger Beck

Those of us who live miles from the ocean waves do need an occasional reminder of the main characterisitics of the commoner seabirds, be they shearwaters, divers, grebes or gulls.  And what about the many birds which frequent coastal marshes and lagoons: herons, waders and sundry wildfowl ? The aim of this evening's talk by Roger is to refresh your memory and persuade you to take a trip to the seaside once again to enjoy some of the wonderful birds to be found there.

We had a marvellous evening last year when Roger presented his talk on migration.  Please do not miss this one.

Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 8LD




Saturday 27th October               10.30am to 3pm

Autumn Fair

Lots of stalls for you to enjoy. RSPB goods, Cakes and produce, bric-a-brac, books (paperback and hardback),  plants, nest boxes and feeders, refreshments with ploughmans lunches, jigsaws, a lovely raffle with exciting prizes and MORE.
Please do come and see what bargains you can find at----

Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 8LD



Saturday 10th November      7.30pm     

Rocky Mountain Magic ---------- Mike Read       ( Please Note this is a change of speaker and talk title )

One of our favouite speakers Mike Read will show us spectacular scenery and wonderful wildlife combining to make a very attractive talk indeed.  Visits to Rocky Mountain National Park in the autumn and in the summer give a good overview of this amazing location not far from Denver.  Add to that summer visits to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks where the birds such as nutcrackers, nuthatches, eagles, ospreys, harlequin ducks, woodpeckers and hawks abound.  We will also see bears, bison and bluebirds.  Massed flowers and wonderful landscapes in a region made famous by photographer Ansell Adams. And of course we must not forget the geothermal activity of the geysers and hot springs which are so stunning.

What an evening awaits you! Please do come to ----   

St Philip & St James' Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet. GU51 3AR


Saturday 8th December      7.30pm     

Flights of Fancy     ---------------- Brian Nobbs

Brian Nobbs is a new speaker for us.  The theme of his talk is the structure and function of feathers. The first part looks at how birds fly, including  take off and landing, and the role of different wing shapes. For illustration, birds will be compared with aircraft ( from vintage to modern )

The second part of the talk shows how feathers are coloured, either by pigment or by structure ( e.g. iridescence ), and how the plumage colour may be used for camouflage or for display.

For a talk that sounds really interesting and a little different please do come and join us at -----------

Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 8LD