2016-2017 Programme

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Our next indoor meeting: Wednesday 8th March at 7.30pm

On the Trail of the Crane

Ralph & Brenda Todd return with part 2 of their talks on Cranes. Come and enjoy a wonderful mix of wildlife and cultures through four continents, all brought together in pursuit of one enigmatic family – the cranes.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

INDOOR MEETING WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY: CHANGE OF SPEAKER

Please note that due to a family bereavement Barry Wright is unable to be our speaker on Wednesday 11 January 2017.  We hope to book him again for a future date.

The meeting will still go ahead: Andrew Lapworth will deliver a talk entitled "Incredible India: birds and wildlife from Assam in the North to Kerala in the South"

Saturday, 17 December 2016

2017 Indoor meetings
Jan 11th  Adventures in Angola’ – An overland camping journey across Angola seeking out the localised and endemic birds.              Barry Wright 
Feb 8th   A portrait of Nature: lives of birds in 9 Southern counties      Melvin Smith 
March 8th  On the Trail of the Crane – part 2 – A journey into four continents. Ralph & Brenda Todd 
April 12th    AGM & Raffle.  My patch. Jenny Fairhall
Meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month; all start at 7:30pm. WI Hall, Faversham Rd, Kennington, Ashford

Field meetings Winter 2017

Tuesday 17th January.   Conningbrook Lakes CP.  Meet Julie Rose Stadium CP at 09.30.   A winter walk around a local site to see what's around. It can be muddy so wellies or stout shoes advisable.
 
Thursday 16th February.   Stodmarsh NNR. Meet Stodmarsh CP  at 14.30. (note time). An afternoon meeting and the intention is to stay until dusk to view any Harriers coming into roost.

Further 2017 dates will be announced in due course

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

NEW PROGRAMME 2016-2017: INDOOR AND OUTDOOR MEETINGS

2016
Sept 14th    Swifts.      Edward Meyer 
Oct 12th     The Western Isles: birds and wildlife on the Outer Hebrides.       Andrew Lapworth 
Nov  9th     China-Sichuan and N.Yunnan- mostly birds.          Tony Morris 
Dec 14th      Christmas social, raffle and quizzes.
2017
Jan 11th  Adventures in Angola’ – An overland camping journey across Angola seeking out the localised and endemic birds.              Barry Wright 
Feb 8th   A portrait of Nature: lives of birds in 9 Southern counties      Melvin Smith 
March 8th  On the Trail of the Crane – part 2 – A journey into four continents. Ralph & Brenda Todd 
April 12th    AGM & Raffle.  My patch. Jenny Fairhall
Meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month; all start at 7:30pm. WI Hall, Faversham Rd, Kennington, Ashford

Field meetings 2016 Autumn

Tuesday 13th September  09.30 Oare Marshes    
Thursday 6th October   10.00 Reculver
Tuesday 15th November 10.00 Sheppey
Thursday 15th December   10.00   Dungeness RSPB Reserve

2017 dates will be announced in due course

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

FIELD MEETINGS SPRING 2016

Thursday 7 April    10.00
Rye Harbour. Meet at CP by Martello Tower. Looking for waders, terns and spring migrants. Telescopes useful. Bring packed lunch.

Tuesday 10th May.  10.00
Stodmarsh. Meet Stodmarsh CP.10.00.    Wetland birds in early Spring. Bring packed lunch.

Tuesday 17th May.  19.30
Hamstreet Woods.  Meet Faggs Wood CP (NB evening visit). Spring woodland birds including warblers and possible Nightingales.  Led by Heather.

Tuesday 21st June.   20.30
Kingswood, Challock. Meet CP.  Hoping for Nightjars, possibly Woodcock and other woodland birds.   NB time of late evening visit. Insect repellent, warm clothes and torches useful.


Andrew                                                                                                                

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

HAVE BUS PASS, WILL GO BIRDING!

Our next indoor meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 March. 

Hold tight please!

Committee members Jenny Fairhall and Heather Silk will be talking about how they used buses and trains to visit four different birdwatching venues in England in the last few years. This will include the famous Rutland Bird Fair and the gannetry at Bempton Cliffs.

 New members very welcome



Monday, 25 January 2016

NEXT INDOOR MEETING WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2016

Our February 10th meeting sees the return to the Club of the popular Kent bird watcher, photographer and bird ringer, John Buckingham.  John's talk is entitled "Birds- their nests, eggs and young" and everyone is bound to learn something new in what will be an enlightening and entertaining talk.

Venue: Kennington WI Hall, Faversham Road, Ashford
Time: 19:30

Entrance fee includes coffee/tea and biscuits.

New members very welcome.