Saturday September 25th at 'The Holt', Leighton Moss 4PM to 6PM Tanya and Edmund Hoare are swift enthusiasts and part of the national and international swift network. They set up a local swift group (Sedbergh Community Swifts) whose aim is to preserve these iconic birds that give such delight in summer as they swoop around
This lovely area is one of our district's very best autumn birding spots, with visible migration of finches, wagtails, thrushes, pipits and larks often a morning feature. Scarcities in the fields and bushes here have included Lapland Bunting, Yellow-browed Warblers and Siberian Chiffchaffs in recent Octobers. Most of these migrants are weather-dependent (!) but whatever
Monday 25th October Waders on the move. Disappearing Redshank, an aging Curlew population producing too few chicks, colour-ringed Sanderling that connect Greenland to Namibia, disturbed Turnstones and a booming Black-tailed Godwit population. Where do our waders come from and why are we seeing so many changes to numbers in northwest England? Graham Appleton writes the
Monday 29th November This meeting will be online.