Friday 16 January 2015

Another talk under the belt.

Last night saw us in Maidenhead where we gave a talk about Wader Quest to the East Berks RSPB local group, and what a fine bunch they were too. A good turn out on a wet and windy evening and when the lights came up at the end no-one had left or had nodded off!

Organiser Ken Cottam introducing the talk to a good turn out.

As always we talked about some of the exciting birds we saw on our travels and how the whole thing came about in the first place. We described the gradual transition from ardent birders determined to see a Spoon-billed Sandpiper while we still could to the zealous conservationists we are today.

Naturally there are a few bad news stories (otherwise there wouldn't be any need for wader conservation charities like ours), but there are a number of success stories too and amusing anecdotes to cheer us all up.

We are grateful to Ken and Sheila Cottam who organised the evening for the opportunity to visit their thriving group and wish them well for 2015.

Next talk: 19th of January at the Cheltenham Bird Club, Bournside School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL51 3EF.

If you are part of a group or club that is looking for speakers, please do get in touch (we can often be available at short notice if you lose a speaker) and we would be delighted to come and share an evening with you.

The first slide... so far so good!

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