L.O.S. Presentation - Friday 4th May 2018

Please note that three has been a change to the presentation originally advertised


This talk is a result of three separate trips to this amazing country. Lots of photos of the brilliant birdlife, the fantastic variety of species and colours. Funny stories about safe birding in this superb country and unsafe birding like when I fell into the swamp and the time I almost stepped on a crocodile, the £500 photograph and how not to wake up with frogs in your shoes!

Meet at 7:15pm in the Derby Room at Leigh Library for a 7:30pm start. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome to come this, our last presentation of the 2017/18 season.

L.O.S. Presentation - Friday 6th April 2018


"The Society - A Wondrous Tale"

Dave Wilson

This will be one of our founding member’s reminiscences of the evolution of The Leigh Ornithological Society – its historical connections, its aims, its characters and achievements and its future fortunes.

Pictures and music will supplement the story telling.

L.O.S. Fieldtrip to St. Aidan's RSPB - Sunday 25th March 2018

Our next fieldtrip on Sunday 25th March is to the St. Aidan's RSPB nature reserve in Yorkshire, which is a newly developed part of Swillington Ings.  For those who wish to continue, there will also be the opportunity to go on to see the Red Kites at the Muddy Boots Cafe in Harewood if desired.


St. Aidan's has a range of habitats including reed beds where we may see BitternsMarsh Harriers and Black-necked Grebes as well as a number of lakes for Kingfishers, dancing Great Crested Grebes and various other types of waterfowl, and rucks for Skylarks.  There's even a chance of seeing Short-eared Owls and Peregrines in the area.


The address is: St Aidan's Nature Park, Astley Lane, Leeds LS26 8AL and you can either meet us on the car park there at around 9:15am or at Doctors Nook car park facing Leigh Library at 8:00am on the Sunday morning.

Here are a couple of useful links:
L.O.S. fieldtrips are free (unless there is an entry charge to a reserve) and everyone is welcome to come along and join us.  We usually decide on car-sharing on the morning of the trip. Bring a packed lunch and warm clothing as well as your binoculars and cameras.

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

In our next Friday night indoor meeting,  Louise Bentley from Bolton & Bury Swifts will present:

"A Swift Recovery?"



Find out all about these enigmatic birds, what makes them special, their marvellous migration, why they are in trouble and what we can all do to help them.

We meet in the Derby Room upstairs at Leigh Library at around 7:15pm for a 7:30 start. Everyone is welcome and entry is free, although we would appreciate it if 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.

L.O.S. Erects Bird Boxes for Wigan Hospice

Eddie King has made some bird boxes and he and Tony Bishop have erected eight of them in the grounds of Wigan and Leigh Hospice. This was initiated by a friend of the Society who informed us that the hospice were creating a facility for day patients to visit and wished to include some bird related interest.

The committee also agreed to fund some feed and feeders for the facility and Martyn Jones will be advising them on the fitting of a camera to one of the bird boxes so that the birds might be watched using the boxes. 

We have received an email thanking the Society and a feature will appear in the Hospice's next newsletter.