Back from the summer break

To cool you down after the heat of summer, wildlife photographer Gordon Small will be speaking about his experiences of the wildlife of Iceland at our first indoor meeting after the summer break at Lyndhurst Community Centre on Wednesday, 9 September 2015. This will also be a good opportunity to renew your membership of the RSPB New Forest Local Group, or to join if you are not already a member.  Although technically this is the last meeting of the 2014/15 year, you can join now for 2015/16 and get this meeting at member rather than guest rates – there is even a free gift for new members!

25 million birds illegally killed each year around the Med

Birdlife International has published a report revealing the extent of illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean region with Italy, France and Greece featuring among the top ten worst offenders.  The worst area was the Famagusta area of Cyprus, while Malta had the highest number of kills per square kilometre of any country.  Click HERE for more information on the report.

Concern for Chris the cuckoo

No good signals have been received from Chris the satellite tagged cuckoo for several days and there is concern that poor food supply along his migration route may have prevented him making the desert crossing.  For more information on BTO’s satellite tagged cuckoos, click HERE.