Next Indoor Event

03/11/2014 (Mon)
Bernard Tucker Memorial Lecture
Bird Migration by Professor Ian Newton
This talk will discuss the origin and evolution of bird migration, the adaptations that it requires of birds, and some of the remarkable journeys that birds undertake. The emphasis will be on some of the most recent developments in understanding that have come from use of ringing, radar and other modern tracking devices, enabling us to follow individual birds on their journeys. Two books you might like to refer to by Professor Newton 1 ) The migration ecology of birds (2007) Academic Press, (2) Bird Migration (2010) Collins New Naturalist Series.

Next Outing

02/11/2014 (Sun)
College Lake, Bucks
Forthcoming Field Trip to College Lake, Bucks on 2nd November 2014
The meet-up time for this trip is 0930hrs in the reserve car park which is located at SP931143. Tthe car park can be found by leaving the A41 just to the west of Tring, on to the B488 for 2 ½ miles. 275 metres beyond the canal bridge, the entrance to the car park will be found on the left. This reserve has about 6 hides and also boasts a cafe and toilets. The Lakes are worked-out chalk quarries surrounded by woodland and scrub and attract a good range of species. Hope to see you there, all are welcome.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2014-10-30Sanderling2Farmoor ReservoirNJH
2014-10-30Ringed Plover1Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2014-10-30Barn Owl1Wootton nr WoodstockCEB
2014-10-29Great Bittern1StandlakeBJWy
2014-10-29Common Raven2StandlakeBJWy
2014-10-29Black Redstart1Wallingford: Barley CloseBJWy
2014-10-28Caspian Gull1Farmoor ReservoirNJH
2014-10-27Redwingc20Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-10-27Common Bullfinch2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-10-27Common Chiffchaff1Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-10-27Corn Bunting2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-10-26Reed Bunting6Kidlington: Cherwell MeadowsRCA
2014-10-26Yellowhammer1 fKidlington: Cherwell MeadowsRCA
2014-10-26Sky Lark4Kidlington: Cherwell MeadowsRCA
2014-10-26Barnacle Goose8Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor IIDJo
2014-10-25Common Raven2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-10-25Corn Bunting1Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-10-25Eurasian Jay2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-10-25Common Chiffchaff2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-10-24Fieldfare2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC

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Caspian Gull
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