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February 2021

Monday, 22 February 2021

Newsletter No.9 - keeping in touch

Newsletter No.9 - keeping in touch

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

If you click on the 'Download file' link (scroll down to the last line of this News item), then you will see our 2-page February 2021 newsletter.

Here are some of the contents from the first page:

"Dear All,

Hope you are all well.
Our next zoom meeting will be:

9th March Simon Ginnaw - Birding in the Heart of Europe

Hungary is a land-locked country at the heart of central Europe. Simon on his website identifies it as home to a wide range of birds including Great Bustard, Saker Falcon, Red-footed Falcon, Ural Owl and up to nine species of Woodpecker (including the secretive White-backed Woodpecker), migrating waders, marsh terns and waterfowl.

Walks and Events, are still suspended until there is an improvement in the current situation.

Don't forget to look out for the results of the Big Garden Bird Watch

Warm regards,
Your Friends on the Committee"

The newsletter also contains links to the new webcam at Arne Nature Reserve, to info about National Nest Box week and advice on nest boxes, and to a RSPB petition re harmful pesticides (add your voice by 26th February).

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 (or go to, as it is a public page, you should not need a Facebook account to view it.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Zoom meeting: Hen Harriers & Waders

Zoom meeting: Hen Harriers & Waders

We welcomed back Andre Farrar to talk about his very varied life with birds. He came to us in February 2019 and provided an entertaining and thought-provoking evening with hope for the future.

Focus for this talk was on Hen Harriers and waders.

The format for the meeting is to open the meeting at 7.30pm allowing time for members to join the meeting and 'chat'.
At 8pm we will formally start the meeting with a quick introduction and then hand over to Andre for his talk.
Part way through, we will pause for around 15 minutes for a tea break. Unfortunately you will have to make your own tea, unlike at a physical meeting!
There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the talk.

If you are already on our email list, you will receive an email from us with a Zoom link to our talk and further details.
Donations gratefully received to cover Zoom & speaker costs, plus some much-needed funds for the RSPB!

If we do not have details for you, please email us at

We have guides for attending Zoom meetings using a PC/laptop or using a phone/tablet 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.

Click on the link below (or go to to see our Facebook page with photos from our walks and posts which we hope will be of interest.