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November 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Male merlin perched on mossy hummock, Shetland Isles

Wild Bird Crime

At our November meeting, Howard asked you to contact him if you suspected any crimes being committed against wild birds. His contact details are:
Phone - 01767 680551 and 07834534142
email - Howard.Jones@rspb.org.uk

Friday, 1 November 2019

Falling Leaves Event

Falling Leaves Event

On Sunday 27th October we held our annual "Falling Leaves" event in the Education Room at Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley.
During the day we welcomed nearly 70 adults with nearly 70 children to participate in autumn-related art & craft activities - such as making pine cone hedgehogs, threading cereal hoops for bird feeders, or colouring in unusual designs of animals & leaves. The donated set of glitter-glue pens produced some beautiful, if rather sticky, art work! The tombola, of mainly nature related items, proved popular with children & adults & raised some useful funds.
Our local nature reserve warden, Steve from Denso Marston, took two appreciative groups on bird/nature walks around the grounds, where the trees were resplendent in their autumnal hues. An "Apple Day" outside, juicing & identifying different types of apple, & the excellent & popular cafe added to the day's enjoyment.
Birds seen on walks: black-headed gull, mistle thrush, carrion crow, woodpigeon, common gull, coal tit, herring gull, jay, robin, treecreeper, nuthatch, chaffinch, great spotted woodpecker.