Our field trip to Portland yesterday yielded some very interesting birds including winchat, wryneck and rosy starling, with kestrel providing some great aerial displays singly or in groups. Trip report will follow shortly.
The next field trip, which is the first on the new programme, will be on Saturday 8 October 2016 at Keyhaven. Meet at 10.00 am in the Gun Inn car park, or if you want to park and stay on the sea wall we will find you as we set off. Recent sightings in the area include ruff, spotted redshank, little stint and white wagtail and, hopefully, there should still be some passage migrants around on 8 October as well as some returning winter visitors.
The next indoor meeting at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at Lyndhurst Community Centre welcomes Keith Betton, Hampshire County Bird Recorder and BTO committee member, back to our group to talk about “The State of the Nation’s Birds“. A timely talk coming just a month after the publication of the second State of Nature report. Admission fees are £2.00 for members and £3.50 for non-members of the local group.