News archive

January 2011

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

DE-H's talk; AGM report; Download programme for 2011 Tuesday Indoor Meetings

DE-H's talk; AGM report; Download programme for 2011 Tuesday Indoor Meetings

There was an excellent turn out for Daniel Erickson-Hull's talk and it was a good start to the year.
Daniel's enthusiasm is infectious and he kept us all entertained with descriptions of the highlights of Redbridge's birding year.

He is currently producing his "Redbridge Birdwatching 2010 yearbook" and handed out a few pages to everyone as a taster of what is to come.
He is also organising a House Sparrow Census during January to April 2011 and is urging as many people as possible to send in local reports. Please click on the link below for his Redbridge Birdwatching site for more information.

You can also view, print and download this year's programme of talks by clicking on the "Download file" link below.

There was a tea & biscuits break before our short AGM. During this break there was a surprise additional attraction - photos (and video for those lucky enough to see it) taken by John Snow of those charismatic birds, waxwings. When he arrived at this school this morning, he was greeted by nearly 100 waxwings feeding on the white rowan berries in the school grounds!

After tea, we held our AGM and Jan, our treasurer, kindly provided the following report.

The Second AGM of the North East London Group was held on Tuesday 11th January 2011. Short up-dates were given for the year ending 31st March 2010, and a brief outline of our financial situation, which is relatively healthy for such a new group.

The Committee was re-elected en bloc. [Ed: As always, we would be delighted if anyone else felt able to offer their help to the Committee!]

It was also announced that with regret, we will have to increase our entrance fee for the indoor meetings, from February 2011, to help cover the costs of paying for our speakers. Till now, we have been lucky enough to have some interesting speakers from the RSPB, who have not charged for their time, we must now fledge, and forage in pastures new.
We will charge £2 for RSPB members, and £2.50 for non-members, but will not make a charge for schoolchildren. We feel that is still good value for money for what will be some interesting evenings to come this year.

The Committee would like to thank John Snow for the use of the school free of charge and record special thanks to the caretaker.

And of course, our thanks to you reading this - all our supporters and we look forward to another successful year.

Download file