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October 2011

Monday, 24 October 2011

November and December News

November and December News

On 4 November Neil Renwick, the warden of RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes, makes a welcome return to show us the work that the RSPB has been carrying out at one of our newest reserves. On 20 November we share our coach with members of RSPB Stevenage Local Group as we visit RSPB Elmley Marshes reserve on the Isle of Sheppey, home to huge numbers of wildfowl and waders as well as some star raptors (possibly including Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier) in the winter months. On 2 December Trevor Gunton returns to explain what birds are to be found in our region during the winter months and on 11 December our final field trip of the year takes us (using our own transport) to Stockers Lake in the south-west of our county, where we will look for winter wildfowl (possibly including smew), passerines such as siskin and lesser redpoll and possibly the area's "special" bird, the ring-necked parakeet!