Thursday, 27 June 2019

INDOOR MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2019-2020

All meetings start at 19:30 and include a break for teas and coffees

2019
September 11th Birds of Namibia, by Clive Nutman. 
The spectacular landscapes of Namibia and Etosha National Park are home to plentiful birds and varied wildlife


October 9th Wildlife in Winter in Northern Japan, by Paul Hale
From Japanese Cranes and Stellars Sea Eagles to Japanese Macaques bathing in hot springs,we also look at Japanese culture.


November 13th My kind of birding by Colin Page. 
This talk looks at birds in the local Rye area, including woodland birds, and also further afield.


December 11th Christmas Social, including quizzes and a raffle 


2020 

January 8th Speaker and topic to be confirmed


February 12th South Africa, the Cape and Kruger National Park, by Jenny Jackson.


March 11th Talk by Gill Hollamby , details later. 


April 8th AGM followed by a talk from Andrew Lapworth. Topic to be confirmed

Thursday, 11 April 2019

2019 FIELD MEETINGS

Next Field Meeting

Tuesday 6 August 2019      Oare Marshes. 10.00-13.00  Meet at CP at Oare Marshes. Mainly for waders on return migration. Leader: Andrew Lapworth


Spring 2019 Field meetings

Tuesday 16th April         Rye Harbour. 10.00 Meet at Martello CP. Spring birding

Tuesday 30th April         Faggs Wood meeting at 05.00 for Dawn Chorus

Wednesday 8th May      Surrenden Lakes; meeting on A28 at 17.00; hoping for Nightingale and Turtle Dove. NB. Access to this private site is restricted; please email or telephone me in advance so I know numbers

Wednesday 26 June      Kings Wood, Challock; 20:30. Nightjars.

Further details will be emailed to members ahead of each meeting.

Andrew Lapworth


Next field meeting:

 Thursday 14th February 2019

The Isle of Sheppey.  Meet at 10.00am at the RSPB's Raptor Viewpoint over Capel Fleet on the Harty Ferry Road. It is likely to be bitterly cold so wrap up well and bring lunch and warm drinks etc. Scopes and tripods useful here. If the weather is OK we may drive before dusk along the track into Elmley NNR, birdwatching from the car. Each car costs £5.00 to use the track (free for Friends of Elmley).  For Location details see:


Grateful if members decide to come they can email of phone me beforehand.

Andrew Lapworth









Please make a note in your diaries for 2 forthcoming dates for field meetings:

Thursday 25th October     Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Meet 10.00am in Martello CP.
and
Tuesday 13th November : Reculver, Grove Ferry and Stodmarsh (see Field Meetings tab for details)

Please let me know if you are intending to come  andrew_lapworth@hotmail.com

Andrew

Monday, 8 April 2019

INDOOR MEETING & AGM WEDNESDAY 10TH APRIL 2019

Following a short AGM, Club member and former Chairman John Bartlett will be giving his illustrated talk on his 2017 visit to Canada and Alaska: The Rockies & Alaska

The meeting starts as usual at 7.30pm; please remember to bring you own cup or mug for a tea or coffee to help save using plastic cups.

Friday, 8 March 2019

13TH MARCH MEETING: TURTLE DOVES 7.30PM


The speaker at the next indoor meeting on Wednesday March 13th will be Nicole Khan, RSPB Turtle Dove Conservation Advisor. She will be talking about the Turtle Dove Project and her role. Turtle Doves have suffered a 93% decline since 1995 partly because of guns in the Mediterranean basin and also because of loss of habitat and a shortage of spring food in the UK.

Heather




Saturday, 8 September 2018

KOS CONFERENCE SAT 3RD NOVEMBER 2018

Kent Ornithological Society (KOS)  has another conference in Canterbury that looks really interesting: Counting Birds, Making Birds Count. For details, and to book see KOS Conference 2018

Andrew Lapworth

Thursday, 30 August 2018

OARE MARSHES

Nine members met at Oare Marshes on Tuesday 28th August. On arrival we were treated to scope views of an Osprey and in the next hour or so we saw:
C Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
A Peregrine being mobbed by 2 Hobbies
Kestrel
Marsh Harrier
and lots of waders including Black-tailed Godwit and Golden Plover with Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank and Ruff.

Do join us for our first Indoor meeting of the Autumn on Wednesday 12th September at 19.30 for a talk on local Barn Owls.

Robert Carr

Sunday, 11 March 2018

From Andrew Lapworth




referring to a future speaker at the club.
NICOLE KHAN (March 13th 2019);
 
Dear all
I went to this talk at SBBO on Thursday. She was an excellent speaker and I'm sure she'll be well received at the Club. Her talk describes Operation Turtle Dove and the efforts going in to hanging on to existing local populations of these lovely summer visitors. An excellent website supports the initiative. I think this might be worth sharing with members via the emails and links on our website




best wishes


Andrew 


SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OF THIS MONTH'S MEETING