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April 2012

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Spring 2012 Photographic Competition Reminder

Spring 2012 Photographic Competition Reminder

The subjects for the Spring 2012 competition are: swans, birds of prey , garden wildlife, harbours and reflections. Entries to Jim Irving or Val Bryant by 2nd of May please for display and judging at the May indoor meeting. Contact details for Jim and Val are at the back of any issue of the Group newsletter.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Telescope

Your chance to help run your Group

Due to a variety of totally unrelated circumstances there will be several vacancies on the local group committee from June this year.

The following posts are available, Treasurer
Field Trip Organiser,
Speaker Secretary,
Local Walk Secretary,
Recorder,
Newsletter Editor
Publicity Secretary
Ordinary Member


If you are interested in joining us please contact our Group Leader Val to discuss the role, and any other queries you may have.

Your Leader Val

(valbryant5 at gmail dot com)

Monday, 9 April 2012

Meet the Urban Birder! Wednesday 11th April 7.30pm

Meet the Urban Birder! Wednesday 11th April 7.30pm

This is what David says about himself : "I am David Lindo and I am The Urban Birder writer, broadcaster, speaker and bird guider. My whole vibe is about getting urbanites to realise that there is a whole world of wildlife under their noses in the world's cities.
I was a twitcher in the womb and was born clutching for a pair of binoculars. An interest in wildlife and in particular watching birds was a natural thing for me to get into, despite being surrounded by non-birders and having no mentors in my north London neighbourhood. I didn't meet another birder until I was around 9, by which time I had developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of the birds of Britain, Europe & North Africa. I was taking my fellow primary schoolmates out on guided birding walks in the school woods!
I've crossed a lot of rivers and seen a lot of land since those infant days and I have now decided to dedicate my life to extolling the virtues of urban birding to all and sundry. I never cease to be amazed by the variety of birdlife to found in our urban centres and it's my mission to tell you about it. When not traversing the world studying urban wildlife I can be found looking for birds in west London at my beloved local patch, Wormwood Scrubs."
This is a talk to really look forward to so do come and be entertained.

Time: 7.15pm for 7.45pm