Advance notice of RSPB indoor meetings from September

Indoor Meetings September 2014 to June 2015

These are held in Hurstmere School, Hurst Road, Sidcup beginning at 7.45pm. There is plenty of car parking space and the 229 bus passes along the road. Doors usually open around 7.15pm and there is much to interest visitors in addition to the main speaker of the evening. You can book seats for forthcoming coach trips and a raffle is held during the interval. Tea and biscuits are also available.

The atmosphere is friendly and informal, with an opportunity to exchange information with fellow members or seek advice from a number of experienced birdwatching members of the Committee. Non-members are warmly welcomed to all our meetings, events and outings. There is a small admission charge of £3.50 for members and £4.50 for non-members.
Under 16s pay just 60p.

Friday 12 September 2014 Wings over the Reeds David Garner

David has worked as a voluntary warden on a National Nature Reserve near to his home in Cambridgeshire. His talk will give us a general introduction to some of the birds, both common and not so common, at Woodwalton Fen NNR and a brief look at the Great Fen Project.

Friday 10 October 2014 Wild Turkey – Birds, Butterflies, Mammals and Flora Martin Davies

Martin is the RSPB Head of International Funding Development. Although a zoologist by training, he is an all round naturalist and photographer. The talk is not about the American bird or the Bourbon Whiskey, but a survey of the astonishing diverse wildlife on this bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa

Friday 14 November 2014 Wildlife of East Sussex Ian Rumley-Dawson

Ian is one of our popular speakers. He is a widely travelled and experienced lecturer who has been actively involved with the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and the Sussex Wildlife Trust. His talk tonight will cover the birds, wildlife and nature reserves of his home county.

Friday 12 December 2014 Birds of the North Norfolk Coastal Path Jonathan Forgham

Jonathan is a retired primary school teacher and an enthusiastic ornithologist. He returns tonight to show us the birds he has encountered on the North Norfolk Coastal Path

Friday 9 January 2015 Wildlife and Water in Waders Michael Heath and Chris Rose

Michael is the River Cray Project Officer for Thames 21 and Chris is the Vice Chairman of the Bexley Natural Environment Forum. Their talk will cover local issues around the environmental work of Thames 21 and a presentation on the Thames Road Wetland Site

Friday 13 February 2015 Fynbos – Birds, Flowers and Mammals of the Cape John Buckingham

John is a widely travelled wildlife photographer and tour leader. He is also well known as a freelance lecturer and tutor in birds at both Sussex and Surrey Universities. He makes a welcome return to tell us about the flora and fauna of the Fynbos in South Africa

Friday 13 March 2015 Bird Watching in the Mediterranean Brian Nobbs

Brian is an active member of the Sevenoaks RSPB Group. He is a keen amateur birdwatcher and photographer and will be covering some of his experiences around the Mediterranean.

Friday 10 April 2015 Travels in Ethiopia Barry Wright

Barry is a keen ornithologist and the Bird Recorder for Kent whose illustrated talk will cover the wealth of birds and diverse habitats of Ethiopia.

Friday 8 May 2015 Social Evening and Members Presentations

A short AGM followed by our own members photographic presentations.

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