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




Tuesday, 2 October 2018

2019 FIELD MEETINGS

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

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

Thursday, 8 March 2018

NEXT MEETING MARCH 14th - Neotropical Birds



I would like to introduce myself as your new web contact and take the opportunity to wish Andrew and Ruth well in their new location.
Please refer any items for inclusion on the site  to me at :- r.a.ayres@richayres2.plus.com
This Month's meeting features a talk by your retiring chair, entitled ; 
" Neotropical Birds:
an introduction to the birds of Central and South America. Some of the amazing and colourful birdlife of my favourite overseas birding region, featuring the coasts, wetlands, cloudforests, paramo and Amazonian rainforests."

Andrew forwarded these stunning preview pictures from what promises to be a colourful and exotic evening. 



 





























Thursday, 25 January 2018

FEBRUARY 14TH: OUR TALK ON DUNGENESS

Our next meeting on February 14th sees Club member Gill Hollamby giving a talk A Year on Dungeness Point. Gill is Chair of Dungeness Bird Observatory and spends much time on the Peninsula. Do come along for what will be a fascinating talk.