Monday, 13 September 2021

Group Leader's News September/October 2021
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Group Leader's News September/October 2021

We have held our first 'face to face' indoor meeting at 'The Settlement' since March 2020. We were delighted to welcome 45 people, including our speaker (Stuart Elsom), who gave an excellent talk on the birds, other wildlife, people and culture of that most photogenic country, Cuba. Our next talk will be at 'The Settlement' on Friday 1 October, when Richard Pople will be speaking about the magnificent scenery, mammals and birds of Scotland in a talk entitled 'Wings and Things of Scotland'.

Our next outdoor meeting will be an 'own transport' trip to RSPB Lakenheath Fen, near Mundford in Suffolk, on Sunday 19 September. We will be hoping (expecting?) to see lots of reed bed birds, including bitterns, egrets, marsh harriers and bearded tits, as well as passage migrants, waders and a good variety of water birds. Meet at the visitor centre at 10.00am. We have had to cancel the coach trip to Gibraltar Point NNR (Lincolnshire) on Sunday 17 October, but still hope to run the coach visit to RSPB Frampton Marsh on 21 November - look out for news updates soon.

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