Final Indoor Meeting of 2012

Marsh Harrier
Just a quick reminder to say that tomorrow evening's (Friday 14th December) presentation talk in the Derby Room at Leigh Library is 'Sky Dancers' by ornithologist and conservation expert Keith Offord.

The 'Sky Dancers' in question are Harriers and these magnificent birds of prey are perhaps one of the most enigmatic and interesting groups of birds.

Of the eleven species of harrier in the world, Britain is host to three, Hen Harrier, Montagu's Harrier and Marsh Harrier and Keith will explain the present state of health of the populations of these three breeding species.

It's a presentation not to be missed and doors open at 7:15pm with the meeting starting at 7:30pm. This is the last meeting of 2012 and as usual everyone including non-members are welcome.

Indoor meetings will resume in the new year on 4th January 2013 with the first fieldtrip of the year being to Marshside RSPB and Hesketh Out Marsh RSPB on 13th January.  Again, everyone is welcome to bring friends and family.

Full details of these and future events are on the meetings and fieldtrips pages.


David said...

I'm looking forward to this with great expectation of super photography from Keith as usual.

David Shallcross said...

To follow on from our fantastic meeting last night with Keith Offord, on Harriers. The RSPB have an appeal,

Bird of prey appeal update

Hello David

I’m emailing today with an update on our recent bird of prey appeal.

With help from people like you we can make a renewed effort to save the hen harrier, and other birds of prey. So far, thanks to the generous and amazing support of our supporters we've raised £300k towards our £600k target.

This will help the work of our investigations team, as they work to combat wildlife crime.

Thanks once again for your support – it really will make a difference for all birds of prey in the UK.

In the meantime, why not take a look at our short hen harrier: an appeal for help film? It was filmed back in 2008, but still shows the issues we must tackle to save our birds of prey.

Thank you,
Bob Elliot
Head of Investigations RSPB

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