Events

Our first indoor meeting was via the on-line Zoom platform but if possible we are restarting indoor meetings from October 2021 onwards, although our January and February 2022 meetings will be on-line using Zoom. However, if indoor meetings are not possible the meetings will be via the on-line Zoom platform.

Our 'Walks with Nature' outdoor events will possibly resume in April and May 2022 (Marbury CP, Goyt Valley, Three Shire Heads and Tegg's Nose) with actual dates to be decided.

Full details about how to 'attend' meetings will be provided as soon as possible by either the 'Events' and 'Latest News' pages of this website or via our Facebook page. Alternatively, please email Lydia Taylor at membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk.

Whether you are a member or not, please feel free to come along to any of the events listed below. You will receive a very warm welcome from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group.

November 2021

Tue
9

Indoor meeting - BOWLAND RAPTOR PROJECT by James Bray

Location: Indoor meeting at the Macclesfield Community Centre (formerly the Senior Citizens Hall), Duke Street, Macclesfield. However, if Covid restrictions prevent indoor meetings the event will be on-line via Zoom. Please check for up to date details via the 'Events' or 'Latest News' pages of this website or on our Facebook page.
Postcode: SK11 6UR (Google map)

James is the Bowland Project Officer for the RSPB. The Bowland Project, which includes the RSPB, United Utilities, their farming and shooting tenants and the AONB protects close to a third of England's hen harrier breeding population. James will give us an insight into this important work.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Local group members £1, visitors £5, under 18s free

E-mail: membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

December 2021

Tue
14

Indoor meeting - CHARLES TUNNICLIFFE, HIS LIFE AND WORK by David Tolliday

Location: Indoor meeting at the Macclesfield Community Centre (formerly the Senior Citizens Hall), Duke Street, Macclesfield. However, if Covid restrictions prevent indoor meetings the event will be on-line via Zoom. Please check for up to date details via the 'Events' or 'Latest News' pages of this website or on our Facebook page.
Postcode: SK11 6UR (Google map)

The first half of this talk will be about the life and artwork of the RSPB Gold Medal recipient Charles Tunnicliffe OBE RA who spent his early years in Langley before moving to Anglesey. The second half will be about the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch and changes in bird populations in our gardens since the survey began in 1979. Charles' artwork will be used to illustrate all parts of the talk.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Local group members £1, visitors £5, under 18s free

E-mail: membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

January 2022

Tue
11

Zoom Meeting - FALKLAND ISLANDS CONSERVATION by Sacha Cleminson

Location: On-line Zoom meeting. Please use the email address to obtain log-in details.

Sacha will be talking to us via the Zoom platform directly from the Falkland Islands about nature and conservation in the Falkland Islands. The talk will include an introduction to the Islands, some of its history which explains how it is today, its wildlife and the conservation work that is being undertaken there.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Group members free. Visitors £2 (please email membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk)

Booking essential

E-mail: membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

February 2022

Tue
8

Zoom meeting - THE STATE OF BIRDS IN WALES by Julian Hughes

Location: On-line Zoom meeting. Please use the email address to obtain log-in details.

Julian Hughes is Head of Public Affairs for RSPB Cymru and has been a member of the editorial team for the new Birds of Wales. It is almost 30 years since the first avifauna was published for all of Wales and much has changed. Knowledge of the status of many species has increased and we have a better understanding of how humans have affected Wales' birds. The Birds of Wales synthesises the new information and sets it in context of each species' history in Wales.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Group members free. Visitors £2 (please email membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk)

Booking essential

E-mail: membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

March 2022

Tue
8

Indoor meeting - BIRDS IN SPRING by Peter Holden

Location: Indoor meeting at the Macclesfield Community Centre (formerly the Senior Citizens Hall), Duke Street, Macclesfield. However, if Covid restrictions prevent indoor meetings the event will be on-line via Zoom. Please check for up to date details via the 'Events' or 'Latest News' pages of this website or on our Facebook page.

Peter Holden has been passionately interested in birds and wildlife from an early age and was a member of staff of the RSPB for more than 40 years. His presentation will mainly concentrate on bird communication and nesting and will also consider what we are discovering about breeding ecology, especially the different family arrangements that have evolved to help birds rear their young. Prepare to be shocked.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Local group members £1, visitors £5, under 18s free

E-mail: membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

April 2022

Tue
12

Indoor meeting - NEW ENGLAND by Jim Almond

Location: Indoor meeting at the Macclesfield Community Centre (formerly the Senior Citizens Hall), Duke Street, Macclesfield. However, if Covid restrictions prevent indoor meetings the event will be on-line via Zoom. Please check for up to date details via the 'Events' or 'Latest News' pages of this website or on our Facebook page.

This talk looks at the birds and other highlights of the three states visited, when over 130 species of birds were seen. Nature reserves, forests, the coast and gardens were the main habitats visited, with some of the native plants and creatures also featuring.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Local group members £1, visitors £5, under 18s free

E-mail: membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk

May 2022

Tue
10

Indoor or Zoom meeting - AGM and Members' Photographs and Videos

Location: Indoor meeting at the Macclesfield Community Centre (formerly the Senior Citizens Hall), Duke Street, Macclesfield. However, if Covid restrictions prevent indoor meetings the event will be on-line via Zoom. Please check for up to date details via the 'Events' or 'Latest News' pages of this website or on our Facebook page.

Postcode: SK11 6UR (Google map)

Each year our members produce some fine images depicting wildlife from both home and abroad, so do come along and support the evening.

Contact David Tolliday (01625 432105 or david@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk) by Tuesday 19 April 2022 - you may show up to 25 or your own digital images or up to a 10 minute short video.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Free

E-mail: membership@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk