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May 2021

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Newsletter No.12 - keeping in touch

Newsletter No.12 - keeping in touch

This is our twelfth 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 May 2021 newsletter.

Here are some of the contents from the first page:

"Dear All,

Hope you are well.

Our last zoom talk before the summer break is:

8th June Ben Chapple - Bears, & Big Cats; Wildlife of the Russian Far East. Ben will be talking about his trips to the east of Russia, one of the last true wildernesses left on earth.

We will be back in September - how and where is still to be confirmed - Zoom or St Mary's Hall?

Walks -
Our next walk is on Saturday 22nd May. The start time will be 4.30am on Chingford Plain. This is our dawn chorus walk - to book on the walk, please ring Richard on 07582 996315 or leave a message on our email:

Warm regards,
Your Friends on the Committee"

The newsletter also contains links to the RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden, a very interesting write up by Marion of her visit to a little known local nature reserve, Linder's Field, plus an article encouraging everyone to go peat free to protect the planet, with links to advice by the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts.

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, 11 May 2021

Zoom meeting: A Shropshire Birder's year

Zoom meeting: A Shropshire Birder's year

Jim Almond took us around the bird watching hotspots of Shropshire, through the seasons and the changing panorama of the countryside. His lifelong passion for nature and photography means he has captured rarities and new records for the county as he aims to see at least 160 species in a year.
He described the best times to go to a variety of sites and what you might find there - all this accompanied by many stunning photos and informative descriptions.

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 formally start the meeting with a quick introduction and then hand over to the speaker for his talk.
There is usually a break part way through to grab a cup of tea. Unfortunately you have to make your own tea, unlike at a physical meeting!
There is 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.