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February 2020

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Gulls - What a Load of Rubbish

Gulls - What a Load of Rubbish

Gulls are prolific migrants and face fascinating conservation challenges. Paul Roper, a very experienced bird ringer, both at home and abroad, gave us an insight into how the ringing of gulls at rubbish dumps has provided extraordinary facts about the behaviour of gulls - especially around the North Sea triangle.

One of the audience said:
"Really interesting talk last night about the work of the NTGG and what they're discovering about the movement of gulls in Britain and Europe. More info can be found on their website and their email address to report sightings is ntgg_sightings@hotmail.co.uk. Time to gen up on gull ID and keep an eye out for rings!"



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. After 6.30 pm, parking is free and legal in the car park beside the Library opposite the church and also on bits of the High Road outside.
Derby Road car park, a few minutes walk to the north, is free from 5.30 pm onwards.

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 Ray (our Publicity officer) produced to advertise this talk.

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