Our next field trip is on Thursday 16 January 2017 when we will meet at Ashley Walk car park at 10.00 am and walk across the valley to Pitts Wood. Possible sightings on this trip include great grey shrike, hen harrier and hawfinch. This is followed on 4 February 2017 with a trip to Hayling Oyster Beds. It is some years since we did this trip and we should see a range of waterfowl, waders and grebes. Please car-share whenever possible to minimize our carbon footprint.
Our next indoor meeting is on Wednesday 8 February 2017 when local wildlife expert, freelance ornithologist, photographer and artist, Graham Giddens, will be talking on the subject of “From Firecrests to Avocets”. The meeting is at Lyndhurst Community Centre, starting at 7.30 pm, doors open from 7.00 pm.
Finally, we are meeting at the Huntsman public house in Brockenhurst on Friday 27 January 2017 for an evening of skittles and fun. Tickets are still available priced £12.00, which includes a basket meal and entry to a prize draw. If you haven’t yet purchased a ticket, but would like to attend, please complete a Contact Us form as soon as possible.