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October 2018

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Avocet wading in water

Monthly Talks Programme

Our North East London Local RSPB Group usually meet on the second Tuesday of the month - a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in your area while learning more about birds and wildlife. All are welcome.

Time: 8pm to 10pm

Place:
St Mary's Church (Gwinnell Room)
207 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2PA

Cost: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members, £4.50 for non-members (no charge for schoolchildren)

St Mary's Church is near the junction with Chelmsford Road. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line). Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.

The programme for the coming year is:-

11 Sep 2018 ___ 'Birds beyond the Boughs' with Simon Ginnaw

09 Oct 2018 ___ 'Wildlife Crime' with Jenny Shelton

13 Nov 2018 ___ 'Hope Farm' with Georgina Bray

11 Dec 2018 ___ Talk by Buteo & Social evening

08 Jan 2019 ___ 'Gardening for Wildlife' with Adrian Thomas (plus AGM)

12 Feb 2019 ___ 'Birds of Moor & Mountain' with Andre Farrer

12 Mar 2019 ___ 'A Naturalist in Northumberland' with Brian Gallop

09 Apr 2019 ___ 'Eh, What, Pardon? - Bird Calls' with David Darrell-Lambert

14 May 2019 ___ 'The Dinosaur-Bird Controversy' with Mike Howgate

*** Friday 14 Jun 2019 __ Special meeting with our RSPB President in Memorial Hall (next to St. Mary's)
'A Celebration with Miranda Krestovnikoff' - recognising 50 years of RSPB Local Groups'


10 Sep 2019 ___ 'Looking for the Goshawk' with Conor Jameson

08 Oct 2019 ___ 'Wader Quest' with Rick and Elis Simpson

12 Nov 2019 ___ 'Kazakhstan & Southern Siberia' with Colin Kirtland

10 Dec 2019 ___ Social evening


Click on the Download File link to view or print our Talks leaflet.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Monthly Coach Trips

Monthly Coach Trips

We have again arranged to collaborate with the Havering RSPB Local Group in their birdwatching coach trips.

The essentials are that you need to book ahead, they take place on the last Saturday of the month, they involve an early morning start, they cost £20 per person and they get you to some first-class birding places.

For our area, there is a 7.00am pick-up at Redbridge Tube Station, then 7.05 at Gants Hill, then 7.10 at Newbury Park - the Redbridge and Newbury stops are especially attractive if you come by car, as the station car park provides parking all day for £2.60.

Please read / print the two-page document giving all the details about booking (including booking forms, payment, pick-up points etc) by clicking on the 'Download file' link below.

The programme for the coming year is:-


29 Sep 2018 ___ Rye Harbour, East Sussex

27 Oct 2018 ___ RSPB Titchwell Marsh, North Norfolk

24 Nov 2018 ___ RSPB Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex

26 Jan 2019 ___ RSPB Dungeness, Kent

23 Feb 2019 ___ RSPB Frampton Marsh, Lincs

30 Mar 2019 ___ RSPB Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk

27 Apr 2019 ___ Paxton Pits, Cambridgeshire

01 Jun 2019 ___ RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk


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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

RSPB Coombes Valley reserve, path through bluebell wood

Out & About Leaflet - Sep 2018 to Jun 2019

Our Out & About leaflet (of local walks and coach trips) is attached to this News item so you can view or print it from here.

Walks this year are on both Saturdays and Sundays - the majority of them start at 9am with a few earlier and one evening walk, plus a special early start in May focusing on birdsong.


15 Sep 2018 ___ Green Lanes & Lippitts Hill

13 Oct 2018 ___ Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve

18 Nov 2018 ___ Sewardstone Marsh

16 Dec 2018 ___ Hainault Forest Country Park


2019 (50th Celebration Programme)

12 Jan 2019 ___ Fishers Green

10 Feb 2019 ___ King George V Reservoir

16 Mar 2019 ___ Fairlop Waters

13 Apr 2019 ___ Wanstead Flats / Park

05 May 2019 ___ Connaught Waters / Chingford Plains, early & breakfast

16 Jun 2019 ___ Claybury Woods/ Park, evening walk


14 Sep 2019 ___ Copped Hall & surrounding area (9am)

12 Oct 2019 ___ Hainault Forest Country Park (9am)

17 Nov 2019 ___ Walthamstow Wetlands (9.30am)

15 Dec 2019 ___ Wintry Wood (9am)



Click on the Download file link to view or print our Out & About leaflet.


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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Wildlife Crime

Wildlife Crime

Jenny Shelton is part of the RSPB's Investigations team, which has the uphill task of proving people have committed crimes against wildlife, then getting the courts to act on what the law says.



Please go to the Events page where this item has a Google Map link to our location at

St Mary's Church (Gwinnell Room)
207 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2PA

We meet on the second Tuesday of most months at 8pm
Our nature talks cost: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members, £4.50 for non-members, Free to schoolchildren


St Mary's Church is a short distance from the junction with Chelmsford Road. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line). Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.



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If you click on the 'Download file' link, then you will see the striking poster that David (our Publicity officer) produced to advertise this talk.

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