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September 2020

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Newsletter No.4 - keeping in touch

Newsletter No.4 - keeping in touch

This is our fourth newsletter since the suspension of our regular meetings and walks programme.

If you click on the 'Download file' link, then you will see our 2-page newsletter.

Here are some of the contents from the first page:

"Dear All,

We hope you, your family and friends are continuing to keep safe and well as we approach the autumn. Since the last newsletter, we have had our first zoom meeting. In view of the current uncertainty, we have decided to run all our talk meetings by zoom until March 2021. Meetings will continue to be on the second Tuesday of the month.
The next three meetings will therefore be:

Tuesday 13th October 2020 - Birds of Tottenham - David Cottridge

Tuesday 10th November 2020 -Update on Copped Hall and Peter's Garden in Lockdown - Peter Warne

Tuesday 8th December 2020 - Social

We will shortly be sending out instructions by email on how to join us for the October talk.

The continuing current guidance from the RSPB that we should not engage in any face-to-face activity means we are currently unable to run a walks programme. The RSPB are reviewing the position on a monthly basis.

We would also like to say a big thanks to all of you who made a donation after the last zoom meeting.

Warm regards,
Your Friends on the Committee"

The newsletter also contains some information about David Cottridge with examples of two of his bird photos, a few nature photos, a quiz and links to RSPB info.

Please do keep in touch - you can email us at

or follow us on Twitter @RSPBNELondonGrp

or follow us on Facebook ( Click on the link below to go to our FB page - as it is a public page, you should not need a Facebook account to view it.

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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Join us for our first Zoom talk on Tuesday 8th Sep 2020

Join us for our first Zoom talk on Tuesday 8th Sep 2020

We are having our first zoom meeting on the 8th September 2020. The meeting is an innovation for us and we would like to invite you to join us for the evening. We have two wildly different 30-minute presentations by our committee members, one local and the other about a different part of the world.

The format for the meeting is to open the meeting at 7.30 allowing time for members to join the meeting and chat.
At 8pm we will formally start the meeting with a quick introduction. This will be followed by the first presentation:

Swifts and Walthamstow Wetlands - Debbie Burkett
Local Swift conservation with links to Swift conservation at Walthamstow Wetlands

followed by a short tea break

The second presentation will be:
Snaps of Namibia - Ray Watson
A range of pictures looking at the landscape, animals and of course birds of Namibia
Questions before the end of the meeting

If you have not already received an email from us with a Zoom link to our talk and further details, please email us at

Perhaps we do not have an email address for you? Given Lockdown due to coronavirus, it may be that some of you have now acquired an email address and gone online in order to stay in contact with family and friends?

If you click on the 'Download file' link, then you will see a guide for attending Zoom meetings using a PC or laptop. (We have a guide for phones and tablets too which we will provide if you email us.)

The meeting is limited to 100 people because of Zoom licensing rules.
We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

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