Meetings

We meet in the Derby Room at Leigh Library. There is ample free car parking in the car park next to the Library (but please note that you do park at your own risk). A map will be available on this website shortly.

Meetings are on Fridays at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.  Everyone is welcome free of charge but a small donation to our funds from non-members would be gratefully accepted.

A varied programme of speakers and slideshows on wildlife subjects is organised, commencing in September running through to April each year, with usually about 10 presentations in total.

L.O.S. Meetings 2017-18 Programme

1st September 2017
Dennis Atherton

"California Pelagics and Western Birding"
In his own inimitable style, Dennis will be telling us about his recent trips birding at sea in California. There will be plenty of great photographs, interesting tales and good humour.

6th October 2017 
L.O.S. Annual General Meeting followed by a David Shallcross presentation

"Wildlife Wonders of Islay" and "Short-eared Owls in flight and fight"
David will be showing photographs from his recent trip to the Scottish island of Islay as well as a selection of his superb Short-eared Owl shots.

10th November 2017
Maxwell Law

"Earth, Wind and Flight"
A compilation of images taken by Maxwell who lives a nomadic lifestyle in his motorhome travelling the length of Britain and also Europe, mainly to Spain and Portugal.

24th November 2017
Members and Friends' Social Evening – Leigh Rugby Union Club, Hand Lane, Leigh WN7 3NA

Martyn Jones
"First Steps into Scotland"
There will be the usual entertainment, a raffle and quiz and a short presentation by Martyn and food will be served for a small charge. Prizes for the raffle will be gratefully accepted.

1st December 2017
Mark Pearson
"Filey International Arrivals and Departures at North Yorkshire"
Fasten your seat belts migration never stops at this east coast hotspot and neither does Mark in his pursuit of its wonders. Let him take you on a whistle stop tour (complete with breathtaking and exclusive film) through four seasons of miracles and high drama at his beloved Filey Bird Observatory.

5th January 2018
K&J Gallimore Memorial Meeting
Pauline and Ian Mellor-Greenhalgh
"A Shot at Wildlife Images 2015"
This is the sixth in the series of 'A Shot at Wildlife Images' that Pauline and Ian have put together and it includes wonderful images of birds, mammals, fungi, insects, flowers and landscapes. Plus I am sure lots of tales to tell on how some of these images were obtained.

2nd February 2018
Dr. Kevin Briggs
"Confessions of a Lunatic" 
I have been studying the River Lune for forty plus years. The talk describes the general and specific studies of Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Goosander and Yellow Wagtail.

2nd March 2018
Louise Bentley
"A Swift Recovery"
This talk is about these special birds – Swifts – and what can be done to help them.

6th April 2018
David Wilson
"The Society a Wondrous Tale"
This will be one 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.

4th May 2018
Brian Rafferty
"Wildlife Encounters"
Wildlife Encounters is a mixture of wildlife including Atlantic Salmon, Red Squirrels, frogs, toads and snakes, Peregrines and Red Deer. Also Puffins on Skomer and Red Kites at Gigrin Farm. I have also included some of my favourite images from 2016.

Guest Speakers: Should you wish to be invited to give an ornithological presentation to the Society please register your proposals and fees with our Programme Secretary Alan Wilcox by email: leighos.progsec@gmail.com