L.O.S. Presentation - Friday 2nd February 2018

Kevin Briggs is a retired environmental consultant who has been studying Oystercatchers in the Lune Valley for over 40 years. His talk will illustrate the changes which have occurred to Oystercatchers, Ringed Plovers, Goosanders and Yellow Wagtails, and the habitats they use.

We meet in the Derby Room upstairs at Leigh Library at around 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Everyone is welcome and entry is free, although would appreciate it you'd buy a raffle ticket or two.

Do come and join us, bring a friend, and perhaps become a member. Just ask one of us on the door for information on how to join.

Water Pipit Identifciation

With the recent appearance of a couple of Water Pipits at Astley (Rindle Road), some people were struggling to I.D. them. The following BTO video may help:

The L.O.S. '12 Birding Months of 2017' Photo Album

Why not have a look at our excellent L.O.S. '12 Birding Months of 2017' photo album on Facebook here:

The 12 Birding Months of 2017

Probably the best way to view them is to click the above link and scroll through the photo thumbnails. From here any photo can be clicked to to enlarge it if required.

Unfortunately, you will need to be logged in to Facebook to see them I'm afraid, so if you're not a member yet why not try it out by joining now - it's free.

From Boxing Day onwards over the 12 Days of Christmas, some members of the L.O.S. Nature Photography group on Facebook submitted one photograph per month from 2017.

Then, on 12th Night (6th January 2018) these were compiled into a single album so that they could be viewed as a whole.

UPDATE: https://youtu.be/F1StFupy1vM

I've just made the above video slideshow of the photos with a bit of music. Please don't sit down to watch this as it's over 20 minutes long. Put it on your computer when you're doing something else, turn the sound on to enjoy the music and you can just look up now and then and see some great bird photos .


L.O.S. Presentation - Friday 5th January 2018


This is the premier showing and the sixth in the series of 'A Shot at Wildlife' presentations by Pauline and Ian Greenhalgh. As with the previous five presentations it includes their favourite images of British wildlife photographed during 2015 including birds, mammals, flora, insects and fungi.

We meet around 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Do come and join us, bring a friend, become a member. Just ask one of us on the door for information on how to join.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THERE IS A CHANGE OF VENUE FOR JUST THIS PRESENTATION

It will be held at:

Chowbent Unitarian Chapel
Alder Fold Street,
off Bolton Old Road,
Atherton
M46 9DS


There is parking close to the hall for 15 cars, plus street parking around the Chapel and hall.
There is disabled persons access and toilet facilities

NORMAL SERVICE AT LEIGH LIBRARY WILL BE RESUMED IN FEBRUARY 2018.


Friday 5th January 2018

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A CHANGE FROM OUR NORMAL VENUE 
FOR THE PRESENTATION ON FRIDAY 5th OF JANUARY 2018

Unfortunately Wigan Council have found it necessary to close Leigh Library for the first week in January for repairs to heating. This means the LOS will be unable to hold their presentation there on 5th January. The presentation will now be held at Chowbent Unitarian Chapel in Atherton as shown on the map below. The presentation will be in the hall next to the chapel. 








NORMAL SERVICE AT LEIGH LIBRARY WILL BE RESUMED IN FEBRUARY 2018.