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January 2014

Monday, 6 January 2014

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

REMINDER -- Members Group Talk -- 'The Easy Way to Identify Gulls' by David Darrell-Lambert -- Wed. 8th. Jan.

This is taken from John's online profile.

"At the age of nine I was taken on school outing to a RSPB reserve. Noisily waiting in a hide a Kingfisher dashed past and started my passion for birds. Since then I have travelled all over Britain looking at birds and I have also visited Israel, Canada, Tunisia, St. Lucia, Egypt and Italy to name a few.
Since 1988 I have undertaken a variety of bird surveys in urban parks, coastal sites and health lands, covering nocturnal species, winter wildfowl counts, high tide roosts and breeding populations.
In 1991, I began illustrating the London Bird Report and then became a local bird recorder. For the last eleven years I have led groups of birdwatchers around various parts of London, Essex and Hertfordshire with groups ranging from four to eighty people.
I have expanded my identification skills to include butterflies and dragonflies, which adds to my strong knowledge of British wildlife. I am currently the chair of the Ornithological Section of the London Natural History Society and the chair of the Records Committee. Photography plays a large part of my interest and my photographs have been published in a number of specialist journals.