Events

READING - Digital Lecture - Lammergeiers of the Spanish Pyrenees

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Tuesday 12th November 2019
Lammergeiers must be one of those birds we all yearn to see at least once in our lifetime and this talk is packed with great images of these magical birds.

With images taken during visits to the Spanish Pyrenees in both winter and summer, you'll not only find out about the Lammergeier, but other vultures and raptors that frequent the area all year round.

The lecture also includes images of other local wildlife, birds like, Dartford and Subalpine Warblers, Hoopoe, Rock and Cirl Bunting, plus some of the local butterflies, plants and landscape.

The talk is to be held at Pangbourne Village Hall, Station Road, Reading. RG8 7DY. On behalf of RSPB, Reading branch.

Doors open from 7.30pm and the evening starts at 8pm.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
Reading RSPB


MARTIN MERE - NW Birdwatching Festival

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Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019

We'll have a stand again this year at the North West Birdwatching Festival, which is held annually at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust reserve of Martin Mere in Lancashire

Of course we'll have everything you need to know about our wildlife watching and photography holidays, plus for those of you involved with local groups and clubs, please do come and have a chat with Ashley about his range of talks, available to groups around the UK.

Added attraction for this year will be Nigel Marven, who will be giving talks and leading walks for visitors to the show.

For more information, visit the NW Birdwatching Festival website

Hopefully see you there.


WAKEFIELD - Digital Image Lecture - Home of the Hummingbird

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Thursday 28th November 2019
Hummingbirds have always fascinated me and my dream to one day photograph them finally came true in November 2013.
This lecture gives you not only some lovely images of these little jewels, but some fascinating facts about some of the smallest birds in the world.
For camera clubs, I'll go into more detail on how to get photographs of such a tricky subject.
Besides the Hummingbirds, Trinidad & Tobago has some wonderfully colourful bird life and also plays host to some of the birds we watch in disbelief on the TV documentaries, like the Bell Bird, Oilbirds and Manikins.

This lecture has plenty of great images from Honeycreepers at the famous Asa Wright Centre in Trinidad, to the majestic Tropic Birds of Little Tobago island. If you have been thinking of visiting, this talk may just make up your mind to book your trip.
The lecture also includes film with sound of some species, so a very entertaining show.

The talk is to be held at Ossett Community Centre, Prospect Road, Ossett, West Yorks, WF5 8AN, on behalf of Wakefield local RSPB Group.

The talk starts at 7:30pm. Entry is £2 for members and £4 for non local group members.

For more details follow the link below.
WAKEFIELD RSPB


DERBY - Digital lecture, Lammergeiers of the Spanish Pyrenees

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Friday 29th November 2019
Lammergeiers must be one of those birds we all yearn to see at least once in our lifetime and this talk is packed with great images of these magical birds.

With images taken during visits to the Spanish Pyrenees in both winter and summer, you'll not only find out about the Lammergeier, but other vultures and raptors that frequent the area all year round.

The lecture also includes images of other local wildlife, birds like, Dartford and Subalpine Warblers, Hoopoe, Rock and Cirl Bunting, plus some of the local butterflies, plants and landscape.

The talk is to be held on behalf of Derby Ornithological Society at, The Evergreen Club, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT.

Non members welcome, the talk starts at 7.30pm.

For more details follow the link below.
DERBY OS


LEICESTER - Digital Image Lecture - Home of the Hummingbird

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Friday 6th December 2019
Hummingbirds have always fascinated me and my dream to one day photograph them finally came true in November 2013.
This lecture gives you not only some lovely images of these little jewels, but some fascinating facts about some of the smallest birds in the world.
For camera clubs, I'll go into more detail on how to get photographs of such a tricky subject.
Besides the Hummingbirds, Trinidad & Tobago has some wonderfully colourful bird life and also plays host to some of the birds we watch in disbelief on the TV documentaries, like the Bell Bird, Oilbirds and Manikins.
This lecture has plenty of great images from Honeycreepers at the famous Asa Wright Centre in Trinidad, to the majestic Tropic Birds of Little Tobago island. If you have been thinking of visiting, this talk may just make up your mind to book your trip.
The lecture also includes film with sound of some species, so a very entertaining show.

The talk is to be held at The Hall of St. Anne’s in Letchworth Road, Leicester, LE3 6FN, on behalf of the Leicester & Rutland Ornithological Society.

Non members welcome, the talk starts at 8pm.

For more details follow the link below.
LROS


STOCKPORT - Lecture - Lammergeiers of the Spanish Pyrenees

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Monday 9th December 2019
Lammergeiers must be one of those birds we all yearn to see at least once in our lifetime and this talk is packed with great images of these magical birds.

With images taken during visits to the Spanish Pyrenees in both winter and summer, you'll not only find out about the Lammergeier, but other vultures and raptors that frequent the area all year round.

The lecture also includes images of other local wildlife, birds like, Dartford and Subalpine Warblers, Hoopoe, Rock and Cirl Bunting, plus some of the local butterflies, plants and landscape.

To be held at on behalf of Stockport local RSPB group, at the Masonic Guildhall, Stockport Masonic Guildhall, 169 Wellington Road South, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3UA.

Arrive 7pm for a 7.30pm start, non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
STOCKPORT RSPB


LEIGH - Digital Lecture - Trinidad & Tobago, Home of the Hummingbird

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Friday 13th December 2019
Hummingbirds have always fascinated me and my dream to one day photograph them finally came true in November 2013 and since on further visits leading trips for birders and photographers alike.

This lecture gives you not only some lovely images of these little jewels, but some fascinating facts about some of the smallest birds in the world.
For camera clubs, I'll go into more detail on how to get photographs of such a tricky subject.

Besides the Hummingbirds, Trinidad & Tobago has some wonderfully colourful bird life and also plays host to some of the birds we watch in disbelief on the TV documentaries, like the Bell Bird, Oilbirds and Manikins.
This lecture has plenty of great images from Honeycreepers at the famous Asa Wright Centre in Trinidad, to the majestic Tropic Birds of Little Tobago island.

If you have been thinking of visiting, this talk may just make up your mind to book your trip.
The lecture also includes film with sound of some species, so a very entertaining show.

To be held on behalf of Leigh Ornithological Society, at the Derby Room, Leigh Library, Civic Square, Market St, Leigh, WN7 1EB.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, non members welcome.

For more details follow the link below.
LOS


READING - Digital Image Lecture - Jewels of the Gambia

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Wednesday 5th February 2020
For some time people have been visiting The Gambia for the wonderful bird life it has to offer. Ashley has captured the beauty of many of these species and indeed has lead photographic tours hear since 2011. Moving forward tours are available for Birdwatchers and Photographers, with Ashley at the helm of each.

This talk shows the sort of views possible on a trip to The Gambia, with a wide variety of birds, in some great habitats, ranging from fresh marsh and tidal creeks, to forest and open scrub. So if you are thinking of a visit to the Gambia, or just want to enjoy some lovely shots of some spectacular birds, pull up a chair and enjoy.

To be held at Room 109, Palmer Building, Reading University. RG6 6UR, on behalf of Berkshire Ornithological Club.

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
BOC


SOLIHULL - Digital Image Lecture - Shetland to Scilly

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Friday 7th February 2020
Take a journey with Ashley around the British Isles as he shares with you the wonderful images of the birds he has captured along the way. Starting with Puffins in Shetland and finishing up with the odd rarity found on the Isles of Scilly, you will have clocked up a fair few miles from the comfort of your seat by the end of the night, but will have seen well over 100 species. A musical montage rounds of a very entertaining evening.

To be held on behalf of the Solihull branch of West Midland Bird club at, Guild House, 1715 High Street, Knowle, Solihull B93 0LN

Arrive from 7pm, for a 7.30pm start, non members welcome.

For more details follow the link below.
SOLIHULL WMBC


CLEETHORPES - Digital Image Lecture - Shetland to Scilly

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Monday 17th February 2020
Take a journey with Ashley around the British Isles as he shares with you the wonderful images of the birds he has captured along the way. Starting with Puffins in Shetland and finishing up with the odd rarity found on the Isles of Scilly, you will have clocked up a fair few miles from the comfort of your seat by the end of the night, but will have seen well over 100 species. A musical montage rounds of a very entertaining evening.

To be held at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall, on the corner of Machray Place, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 7LH. On behalf of Grimsby local RSPB group.

7.30pm Start, non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
Grimsby RSPB


GLOUCESTER - Digital Image Lecture - Lammergeiers of the Pyrenees

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Tuesday 18th February 2020
Lammergeiers must be one of those birds we all yearn to see at least once in our lifetime. Ashley collected a fine selection of images when visiting the Spanish Pyrenees during January 2013, along with pictures of the supporting cast, Golden Eagle no less, Griffon and Black Vultures, as well as other local birds like Crossbill and Crested Tit.

The talk covers the story of the Lammergeiers recovery in the area and how you can see these wonderful birds for yourself.

Ashley also talks about a second site in Spain that is a wildlife photographers heaven, with stunning pictures of Golden Eagle, Vultures and more.

To be held on behalf of Gloucester local RSPB group at, The Gala Club, Fairmile Gardens, Longford, Gloucester, GL2 9EB.

Doors open from 7pm for a 7.30 start, non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
GLOUCESTER RSPB


MARKET DRAYTON - Digital Image Lecture - Shetland to Scilly

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Wednesday 19th February 2020
Take a journey with Ashley around the British Isles as he shares with you the wonderful images of the birds he has captured along the way. Starting with Puffins in Shetland and finishing up with the odd rarity found on the Isles of Scilly, you will have clocked up a fair few miles from the comfort of your seat by the end of the night, but will have seen well over 100 species. A musical montage rounds of a very entertaining talk.

To be held on behalf of Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Market Drayton Branch at the Beacon Community Centre, Prospect Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3BN.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

For more details follow the link below.
Shropshire Wildlife Trust


SOUTHPORT - Digital Image Lecture - Home of the Hummingbird

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Friday 21st February 2020

Whatever the British winter throws at us, we always have some incredible wildlife around us to help us through to the warmer months.

The British Isles plays host to many birds during this season, with huge numbers of wildfowl arriving and wading birds putting on spectacular shows with flocks of thousands filling the skies around the coast.

The winter Thrush’s, Waxwings and other visitors add colour to chilly days and we can attract these and other visitors to the garden as the temperatures drop outside.

This talk will hopefully give a solution the the winter blues and encourage you out and about to explore what special wildlife we have close by.

This talk is to be held on behalf of Southport local RSPB group, at Lord Street West United Church hall, Duke Street, Southport. PR8 2BH.

Arrive 7pm onwards for a 7.45pm Start, non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
SOUTHPORT RSPB


KIDDERMINSTER - Digital Image Lecture - Great British Birds

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Thursday March 19th 2020

From your garden favourites to globetrotters and the success stories of our threatened species. Just settle back and enjoy images of the birds that put the great back into Great Britain!

To be held at Holy Innocents Community Centre, at the junction of Stourport Road and Sutton Park Rd, Kidderminster, DY11 6LE.
On behalf of Kidderminster branch of the Royal Horticultural Society.

7.30pm start. Non members welcome.


MARYLEBONE - Digital Image Lecture - Jewels of The Gambia

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Friday 20th March 2020
For some time people have been visiting The Gambia for the wonderful bird life it has to offer. Ashley has captured the beauty of many of these species and indeed has lead photographic tours hear since 2011. Moving forward tours are available for Birdwatchers and Photographers, with Ashley at the helm of each. This talk shows the sort of views possible on a trip to The Gambia, with a wide variety of birds, in some great habitats, ranging from fresh marsh and tidal creeks, to forest and open scrub. So if you are thinking of a visit to the Gambia, or just want to enjoy some lovely shots of some spectacular birds, pull up a chair and enjoy.

To be held on behalf of Marylebone Birdwatching Society, at Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, London NW3 2NT

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.15pm start.

For more details follow the link below.
MBS


CHURCH STRETTON, SHROP'S - Lecture - Crane Spotting...

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Monday 23rd March 2020

Spring each year sees Lake Hornborgan in Sweden, play host to one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles to be witnessed in Europe, with in excess of 20,000 Common Cranes flocking here to feed, before dispersing to breed in Northern Europe. These majestic birds pair up here and can be seen performing there energetic courtship dances among the masses.

Large numbers of other wildfowl remain to breed around the lake including Whooper Swans, Pintail, Wigeon and various Geese. But this area is also well blessed with Grebes, Red-necked, Slavonian, Little & Great-crested breed here, with Black-necked passing through at this time.

This talk will show you what a 'must visit' destination this is, offering not only the amazing sights and sounds of the Cranes, but other special bird species like, Black Grouse, Capercaillie, Black Woodpecker, Eagle Owl and Hawfinch, plus mammals to include Beaver, Red Squirrel and Moose.

This talk is to be held on behalf of THE church Stretton branch of Shropshire Ornithological Society, at Methodist Hall, 24 Watling Street, Church Stretton, SY6 7BG.

Arrive 7pm onwards for a 7.45pm Start, non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
SHROPSHIRE OS CHURCH STRETTON


BANBURY - Digital Image Lecture - Shetland to Scilly

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Monday 30th March 2020
Take a journey with Ashley around the British Isles as he shares with you the wonderful images of the birds he has captured along the way. Starting with Puffins in Shetland and finishing up with the odd rarity found on the Isles of Scilly, you will have clocked up a fair few miles from the comfort of your seat by the end of the night, but will have seen well over 100 species. A musical montage rounds of a very entertaining evening.

To be held on behalf of Banbury Camera Club, at Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire. OX17 2QR

The talk starts at 7.30pm, non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
BANBURY CAMERA CLUB


STUBBINGTON - Digital Image Lecture - Shetland to Scilly

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Thursday 2nd April 2020
Take a journey with Ashley around the British Isles as he shares with you the wonderful images of the birds he has captured along the way. Starting with Puffins in Shetland and finishing up with the odd rarity found on the Isles of Scilly, you will have clocked up a fair few miles from the comfort of your seat by the end of the night, but will have seen well over 100 species. A musical montage rounds of a very entertaining talk.

To be held on behalf of Stubbington U3A, at Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road, Stubbington, Hampshire. PO14 2AS.

It's 2pm for a 2:15pm start, non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
STUBBINGTON U3A


RUTLAND BIRDFAIR - August 21st - 23rd 2020

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COME AND MEET US AT BIRDFAIR...

We had an amazing weekend in 2019, so we're looking forward to doing it all again this year.

In addition to our regular holidays, we'll be offering Birdwatching and wildlife photography holidays to new destinations, in the UK and further afield, all well priced, personally sourced and ethically run.

We look forward to seeing you at some stage over the weekend.

Find us in MARQUEE 6, on STAND 29


LICHFIELD - Digital Image Lecture - Home of the Hummingbird

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Wednesday 9th September 2020

Hummingbirds have always fascinated me and my dream to one day photograph them finally came true in November 2013.
This lecture gives you not only some lovely images of these little jewels, but some fascinating facts about some of the smallest birds in the world.
For camera clubs, I'll go into more detail on how to get photographs of such a tricky subject.
Besides the Hummingbirds, Trinidad & Tobago has some wonderfully colourful bird life and also plays host to some of the birds we watch in disbelief on the TV documentaries, like the Bell Bird, Oilbirds and Manikins.
This lecture has plenty of great images from Honeycreepers at the famous Asa Wright Centre in Trinidad, to the majestic Tropic Birds of Little Tobago island. If you have been thinking of visiting, this talk may just make up your mind to book your trip.
The lecture also includes film with sound of some species, so a very entertaining show.

To be held at The Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HT, on behalf of Lichfield U3A.

The talk starts at 2pm.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
LICHFIELD U3A


SURBITON - Digital Image Lecture - Vibrant Sri Lanka

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Tuesday 15th September 2020

Vibrant, diverse, beautiful... whichever way you choose to describe this amazing little country, it's very hard to do it justice with just pictures. However, this talk will give you an insight into the prolific wildlife of Sri Lanka.

With such varied habitats and landscape, from lush forest, to arid salt lakes, it's no wonder this country holds such wonders. Blue Whales, Leopards, Elephants, hundreds of bird and butterfly species, many of which occur only here.

We will take a journey with Ashley to many of the top locations and discover the wildlife to be found at each, so bring your sunglasses, it's going to be a colourful one.

This talk is to be held at Surbiton Library , on the corner of Ewell Road and Berrylands Road. KT5 8RA. On behalf of Surbiton & district Birdwatching Society.

7.30pm for an 8pm Start, non members welcome.

SURBITON BS


STOKE - Digital Image Lecture - Shetland to Scilly

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Wednesday 16th September 2020
Take a journey with Ashley around the British Isles as he shares with you the wonderful images of the birds he has captured along the way. Starting with Puffins in Shetland and finishing up with the odd rarity found on the Isles of Scilly, you will have clocked up a fair few miles from the comfort of your seat by the end of the night, but will have seen well over 100 species. A musical montage rounds of a very entertaining talk.

The talk is to be held on behalf of North Staffs local RSPB group, at the North Staffordshire Conf. Centre/medical Institute, Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-trent, ST4 7NY

Doors open from 7pm and the talk starts at 7.30pm.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
NORTH STAFFS RSPB


BRISTOL - Digital Image Lecture - Vibrant Sri Lanka

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Thursday 17th September 2020

Vibrant, diverse, beautiful... whichever way you choose to describe this amazing little country, it's very hard to do it justice with just pictures. However, this talk will give you an insight into the prolific wildlife of Sri Lanka.

With such varied habitats and landscape, from lush forest, to arid salt lakes, it's no wonder this country holds such wonders. Blue Whales, Leopards, Elephants, hundreds of bird and butterfly species, many of which occur only here.

We will take a journey with Ashley to many of the top locations and discover the wildlife to be found at each, so bring your sunglasses, it's going to be a colourful one.

This talk is to be held at Methodist hall, down rd winterbourne down, bristol. BS36 1BN, on behalf of Severn counties foreign & British birds club.

7pm for an 7.45pm Start, non members welcome.

SCFBBC


DIDCOT - Digital Image Lecture - Great British Birds

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Monday September 21st 2020
From your garden favourites to globetrotters and the success stories of our threatened species. Just settle back and enjoy images of the birds that put the great back into Great Britain!

To be held at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN, on behalf of the Vale of White Horse local RSPB group.

Non members welcome and it's a 7.45pm start.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
VOWH RSPB


HENLEY-IN-ARDEN - Digital Image Lecture - Home of the Hummingbird

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Tuesday 20th October 2020

Hummingbirds have always fascinated me and my dream to one day photograph them finally came true in November 2013 and since on further visits leading trips for birders and photographers alike.


This lecture gives you not only some lovely images of these little jewels, but some fascinating facts about some of the smallest birds in the world.

Besides the Hummingbirds, Trinidad & Tobago has some wonderfully colourful bird life and also plays host to some of the birds we watch in disbelief on the TV documentaries, like the Bell Bird, Oilbirds and Manikins.

Included are many quality images, from Honeycreepers at the famous Asa Wright Centre in Trinidad, to the majestic Tropic Birds of Little Tobago island. If you have been thinking of visiting, this talk may just make up your mind to book your trip.
The lecture also includes film with sound of some species, so a very entertaining show.

This talk is to be held on behalf of Henley-in-Arden, Natural History Society, at The Baptist Church Hall, 110, High Street, Henley in Arden.

Doors open from 7.30pm and the evening starts at 7.45pm.


SUTTON COLDFIELD - Lecture - Wonderful Winter Wildlife

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Thursday 22nd October 2020

Whatever the British winter throws at us, we always have some incredible wildlife around us to help us through to the warmer months.

The British Isles plays host to many birds during this season, with huge numbers of wildfowl arriving and wading birds putting on spectacular shows with flocks of thousands filling the skies around the coast.

The winter Thrush’s, Waxwings and other visitors add colour to chilly days and we can attract these and other visitors to the garden as the temperatures drop outside.

This talk will hopefully give a solution the the winter blues and encourage you out and about to explore what special wildlife we have close by.

This talk is to be held on behalf of Sutton Coldfield U3A, at United Reformed Church, 1 Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA.

Arrive early for a 10.15am Start.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
Sutton Coldfield U3A


SHEFFIELD - Digital Image Lecture, Lammergeiers of the Spanish Pyrenee

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Thursday 5th November 2020
Lammergeiers must be one of those birds we all yearn to see at least once in our lifetime and this talk is packed with great images of these magical birds.

With images taken during visits to the Spanish Pyrenees in both winter and summer, you'll not only find out about the Lammergeier, but other vultures and raptors that frequent the area all year round.

The lecture also includes images of other local wildlife, birds like, Dartford and Subalpine Warblers, Hoopoe, Rock and Cirl Bunting, plus some of the local butterflies, plants and landscape.

The talk is to be held at the Central United Reformed Church, situated at the corner of Norfolk Street & Chapel Walk, S1 2JB. On behalf of Sheffield local RSPB group.

Doors open from 7pm and the evening starts at 7.30pm.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
Sheffield RSPB


STOCKPORT - Lecture - Crane Spotting...

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Monday 16th November 2020

Spring each year sees Lake Hornborgan in Sweden, play host to one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles to be witnessed in Europe, with in excess of 20,000 Common Cranes flocking here to feed, before dispersing to breed in Northern Europe. These majestic birds pair up here and can be seen performing there energetic courtship dances among the masses.

Large numbers of other wildfowl remain to breed around the lake including Whooper Swans, Pintail, Wigeon and various Geese. But this area is also well blessed with Grebes, Red-necked, Slavonian, Little & Great-crested breed here, with Black-necked passing through at this time.

This talk will show you what a 'must visit' destination this is, offering not only the amazing sights and sounds of the Cranes, but other special bird species like, Black Grouse, Capercaillie, Black Woodpecker, Eagle Owl and Hawfinch, plus mammals to include Beaver, Red Squirrel and Moose.

This talk is to be held on behalf of High Peaks local RSPB group, at Marple senior citizens hall, memorial park, Marple. Stockport, SK6 6BA.

Arrive 7pm onwards for a 7.30pm Start, non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
HIGH PEAKS RSPB


SOLIHULL - Digital Image Lecture - Vibrant Sri Lanka

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Thursday 4th February 2021

Vibrant, diverse, beautiful... whichever way you choose to describe this amazing little country, it's very hard to do it justice with just pictures. However, this talk will give you an insight into the prolific wildlife of Sri Lanka.

With such varied habitats and landscape, from lush forest, to arid salt lakes, it's no wonder this country holds such wonders. Blue Whales, Leopards, Elephants, hundreds of bird and butterfly species, many of which occur only here.

We will take a journey with Ashley to many of the top locations and discover the wildlife to be found at each, so bring your sunglasses, it's going to be a colourful one.

This talk is to be held at Bentley Heath Community Hall, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull. B93 9BQ. On behalf of Solihull local RSPB group.

7pm for an 7.30pm Start, non members welcome.

SOLIHULL RSPB


SANDBACH - Digital Image Lecture - Great British Birds

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Thursday 12th February 2021

From your garden favourites to globetrotters and the success stories of our threatened species. Just settle back and enjoy images of the birds that put the great back into Great Britain!

To be held at Ettiley Methodist Church, Elton Road, Sandbach, CW11 3NE, On behalf of SE Cheshire Ornithological Society.

7.30pm start. Non members welcome.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
SE CHESHIRE OS


WIRRAL - Lecture, Trinidad & Tobago Home of the Hummingbird

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Thursday 1st April 2021
Hummingbirds have always fascinated me and my dream to one day photograph them finally came true in November 2013 and since on further visits leading trips for birders and photographers alike.

This lecture gives you not only some lovely images of these little jewels, but some fascinating facts about some of the smallest birds in the world.
For camera clubs, I'll go into more detail on how to get photographs of such a tricky subject.

Besides the Hummingbirds, Trinidad & Tobago has some wonderfully colourful bird life and also plays host to some of the birds we watch in disbelief on the TV documentaries, like the Bell Bird, Oilbirds and Manikins.
This lecture has plenty of great images from Honeycreepers at the famous Asa Wright Centre in Trinidad, to the majestic Tropic Birds of Little Tobago island.

If you have been thinking of visiting, this talk may just make up your mind to book your trip.
The lecture also includes film with sound of some species, so a very entertaining show.

To be held on behalf of Wirral local RSPB group, at Bromborough Civic Centre, Allport Lane, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 7HR

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, non members welcome.

For more details follow the link below.
WIRRAL RSPB


GODSTONE, SURREY - Digital Image Lecture - Crane Spotting

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Wednesday 14th July 2021

Spring each year sees Lake Hornborgan in Sweden, play host to one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles to be witnessed in Europe, with in excess of 20,000 Common Cranes flocking here to feed, before dispersing to breed in Northern Europe. These majestic birds pair up here and can be seen performing there energetic courtship dances among the masses.

Large numbers of other wildfowl remain to breed around the lake including Whooper Swans, Pintail, Wigeon and various Geese. But this area is also well blessed with Grebes, Red-necked, Slavonian, Little & Great-crested breed here, with Black-necked passing through at this time.

This talk will show you what a 'must visit' destination this is, offering not only the amazing sights and sounds of the Cranes, but other special bird species like, Black Grouse, Capercaillie, Black Woodpecker, Eagle Owl and Hawfinch, plus mammals to include Beaver, Red Squirrel and Moose.

The talk is to be held on behalf of East Surrey local RSPB group, at the White Hart Barn, Godstone. RH9 8DT.

Doors open from 7.30pm and the talk starts at 8pm.

Follow the link below for further details. No booking required.
EAST SUREY RSPB


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