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August 2011

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

First Meeting of the New Season Approaches!

First Meeting of the New Season Approaches!

A talk by Ralph and Brenda Todd about that most magnificent and evocative bird, the Common Crane. Subject of a reintroduction scheme at the RSPB's Somerset Levels reserve, this bird is set to recolonise Britain. Come along and see what we have been missing! Check the Events Tab for more details.

Information on the reintroduction scheme:

The Great Crane Project is a partnership project between the RSPB, the Wildlfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and the Pensthorpe Trust, with major funding support from Viridor Credits Environmental Company.

It was set up in 2006 with the aim of helping the re-colonisation of the UK by the crane and securing the crane's future as a breeding species. The next five years of the project will see the reintroduction of breeding cranes to the Somerset Levels.
The crane is amazing. A metre tall with a beautiful plume of wing feathers, it looks magnificent. Its trumpeting calls, evolved to carry across miles of marsh, sound astonishing. And they have a courtship dance that has to be seen to be believed. They were once a widespread and familiar bird of our countryside, leaving an indelible mark in our language, our folklore and even in hundreds of our place names.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

New Events Programme for Winter 2011 -- Spring 2012 now online, our 40th Anniversary Year!

New Events Programme for Winter 2011 -- Spring 2012 now online, our 40th Anniversary Year!

The full indoor and field trip programme for the 40th Anniversary Year of the Bromley RSPB Local Members Group is now online. Come along to as many of these events as you can and help us make it a great anniversary for the group. There is a really excellent programme of talks this year, with superb speakers, so don't miss out. Look out also for the special Anniversary Dinner in March.