L.O.S. Fieldtrip to the Wigan Flashes - Sunday 3 December 2017

December's L.O.S. Fieldtrip to the Wigan Flashes is just about as local as it can be. There is a good chance of seeing Kingfishers, Goldeneye, Pochard and Willow Tits and we'll almost certainly hear the Cetti's Warbler even if we don't see it. Who knows, perhaps we'll even get a view of the Bittern which frequents the reed beds. 

Meet at Doctors Nook car park facing Leigh Library at 8am or at the entrance to the Flashes on Welham Road near to Hawkley Hall School on Carr Lane (WN3 5NY) at about 8:30am. Our first stop will be the Hawkley Hall Feeding Station. See you there!

L.O.S. Members and Friends' Evening - Friday 24th November 2017

Our annual Members and Friends' Social Evening will be held at Leigh Rugby Union Club, Hand Lane, Leigh WN7 3NA on Friday 24th November.

There will be a slideshow presentation by Anne Johnson and David Shallcross entitled:

"Costa Blanca - An L.O.S. Summer Fieldtrip"

There will also be the usual entertainment, a raffle and quiz and food will be served for a small charge. Any prizes for the raffle will be gratefully accepted.

Everyone is welcome and if you are coming please could you let Tony Bishop know via email:


Leigh Rotary Club Christmas Collections - 25 November to 20 December 2017

Leigh Rotary Club, a well-respected local charity who have given major support to both the L.O.S. Young Birders' Club and to the main society, need collectors to assist Santa in his rounds and at local supermarkets. The collections will be made from 25 November to 25 December.

Various dates are available (see link below), so if you can spare a little festive time please contact Rob Garner direct on 01925 764710 or 0773564850.

Leigh Rotary Club Christmas Collections Dates and Places (Facebook login needed)

L.O.S. Presentation - Friday 10 November 2017

Maxwell Law will present some theories on ways of seeing nature, travel and landscape beyond the photographic ‘record’ shot. He has travelled extensively from the north of Scotland and on occasions to the Algarve and many places in between.

We meet in the Derby Room upstairs at Leigh Library at around 7:15pm for a 7:30 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.

L.O.S. Fieldtrip to Marshside and Lunt Meadows - Sunday 5 November

Our next L.O.S. field trip is to Marshside RSPB and Lunt Meadows on Sunday 5 November.

Please meet us on Doctors Nook car park in Leigh at 8:00am or at Marshside at about 8:45am. This is a full day out, so please come prepared for cold or poor weather and bring all you need to sustain your day. There are toilets at Marshside RSPB.

The exact destinations in the area are liable to change if something special is about and close to our planned route.

We will leave Lunt Meadows, where we hope to see Short-eared and Barn Owls, in the late afternoon which is an hour away from Leigh.

If you are attending please call or text and say where you intend meeting the group. As usual, all are welcome.

David Shallcross and Anne Johnson

For any further information please contact us on:

Mobile: 07885077819
Email: leighos.chairman@gmail.com