Jean Powley, one of the members of Bird Watching Group 1 is sending us all a weekly Blog, which arrives on a Friday and is much enjoyed by us all. She reports on her own sightings, and both national and international Birdlife news. We send her news from our walks and gardens which she adds to her Blog, and it is remarkable what we have all seen and heard during the lockdown. (update 1 May 2020)
There are currently four Birdwatching Groups with about fifteen members in each group
The Aims and Objects of Bird Watching Groups are to provide opportunities to visit bird reserves and habitats, locally and elsewhere as a group, sometimes with local guides; to learn informally from each other (as well as from guides) how to identify different species.
Approximately ten outings are arranged yearly, travelling in own cars, with other group members, or by bus; with days planned to include time and facilities for lunch or refreshments.
Dates and travel arrangements are agreed, after discussion, by phone or e-mail.
Birdwatching Group 1 In March 11 members of Bird Watching Group 1 spent three days away at Parkgate, on the Wirral. Wonderful experience watching the high tide bringing in thousands of birds, and especially the raptors who were waiting to pounce on the many small mammals trying to escape the water. Also a visit to the nearby Ness Botanic Gardens, run by the University of Liverpool. See us all in the photo below. Future outings to Potteric Carr, Langford Lowfields, Rutland Water, Old Moor and many other places. (updated 14 April 2019)
See photographs of our birdwatching highlights from 2016 here.
Birdwatching Group IV (16 members at October 2018)
Leader Chris Mercer (since November 2017) Secretary Mike West Photo Editor Brenda McLeish Other members Elayne Bull; Kath West: Don McLeish; Jane Lidster; Joan Ware; Sue Whibley; Ann Mercer; Peter Bull; Jo Knight; Peter Knight; Paul White; Alison Mowbray & our newest member, Michael Ackroyd
Group IV Birdwatchers - on location in Farne Island and elsewhere
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