In normal times our branch meetings provide an opportunity for those who share a common interest in birds to meet for regular social occasions. At present however we feel that it is sensible to proceed cautiously and at least until Christmas 2021 our meetings will continue to be conducted via Zoom.
We have three meetings arranged during October-December 2021, at 7:30 pm on Thursday evenings:
Thursday 21 October ‘The Natural History of St Kilda’ with John Love
Thursday 11 November ‘Birding the Balearics’ with Norman Elkins
Thursday 9 December ‘Bird Tracks and Signs’ with Dan Puplett
At this meeting Dan Puplett will give a talk on Bird Tracks and Signs. Dan Puplett is a naturalist, conservationist and environmental educator. He is a certified wildlife tracker and the author of the FSC Guide to British Bird Tracks & Signs. www.danpuplett.co.uk
Wildlife tracking is an age-old aspect of natural history and one that is still relevant today. Birds and other animals leave many clues behind them, and these can complement direct sightings as a way of learning what species are out there and what they’ve been up to. In this talk we will focus on a range of bird tracks in signs, how to recognise them and what they can tell us.
Prior to the main talk Martin Cook will give a short talk on recent rarities or interesting sightings and Richard Somers Cocks will tell us about any highlights at Findhorn Bay. Before the start of the meeting proper at 7.30 pm there may be an opportunity to have a general chat on day-to day birding.
The meeting will be held on Zoom.
If you are on the Club mailing list, and receive our newsletters, then you will be contacted with joining instructions prior to each meeting. However, everyone is welcome so if you are not on our mailing list and would like to attend, please contact our secretary (details below)
Alison Ritchie, Moray Branch Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01309 674379.
Information on future outings will appear here shortly.