Welcome to the Amersham Birdwatching Club Website
                      Welcome to the Amersham Birdwatching Club Website
The Amersham Birdwatching Club Gt Spotted Woodpecker Photo: Wildlifer84 Matt Newman Nov 2010

The Amersham Birdwatching Club

 

 

                    

  

                  

                    Our aim is to share and  foster an interest in and enjoyment of birds and their environment. 

                    We will be glad to see you at any of our monthly meetings when we resume 

Our meetings which start at 7:45pm are usually on the third Friday of the month and take place  in the Barn Hall, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH

         

Enquiries:   Text 07958 792 488

NEXT Indoor MEETING:

 All indoor meetings cancelled for the forseeable future

 

A Zoom Meeting ( probably about 1h long) is to take place instead of the normal February 2021 meeting on the 19th at 19:30. 

This will  be a talk by Annette Fayet on " Why are seabird numbers declining"

Annette , who is a Junior Research Fellow at Queens College ,Oxford  spoke to us a year or so back and will update us on the work she is doing on her investigations into Puffins and Tropic birds. She recently was on BBC  talking of her work with Puffins at Skomer and the role of miniature tracking devices now being employed in the study of the Atlantic Puffins breeding there.

 

Please let the secretary know if you want to take part.

 email             secretary@amershambirdwatchingclub.co.uk

Outdoor meetings

 

These are a gentle stroll with plenty time to stop and take in the scenery and wildlife. 

We are continuing to have outdoor meetings whenever the regulations allow.

If you want to take part in any outing send an email in the first instance to the secretary for further details.

 

 

The proposed dates for the outings are:-

 

December: Date to be decided because of Covid Restrictions   Venue  Stockers Lake

 

January:  4th Monday am      Venue Chess Valley

                 23rd  Saturday  am  Lemsford Springs, Herts

 

February: 17th Wednesday all day  London Wetland Centre This is a Wednesday meeting to avoid weekend crowds

 

March: 24th Wednesday am Jubilee River, Bucks

 

 

April 17th Saturday all day Paxton Pits, Beds

 

May: 26th Wednesday am/day Otmoor, Oxfordshire

 

June: 20th Sunday am / day  Panshanger, Herts

 

July :17th Saturday Totternhoe Knolls SSSI,  Beds

 

 

Some birds seen locally in the Witton's garden Little Chalfont

seen locally.....Photos by Linda

Crossbill caught in netting in David and Linda's garden Little Chalfont
Dunnock in Linda's garden

From Linda's garden

  

Snettisham birds just to get away from it all

Edward Mayer who was due to give a talk to us on Swift Conservation has a very interesting 1h20m programme on youTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUlz-U_gX20

 

 

 

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LOCAL SIGHTINGS  gathered from Twitter, Goingbirding etc

 

 

12/2  10 Common Crossbill, Penn Wood

10/2 Goosander Marsworth Reservoir

8/2 Grey Wagtail Hughenden Church

7/2 Flock of Linnets Featherbed Lane Holmer Green

 

 

 

  Photo by Linda Witton

We look forward to welcoming you to any of our meetings.  We will continue to do our best to keep you updated on our programme & activities together with any updates to our web site

Feeding Kestrel

This photo of a feeding Kestrel was taken by Linda Witton while we were at Farlington Marshes, Portsmouth on a 3 day trip to the South Coast.

A few of our members like taking photos.  If you find this of interest please contact us for further details or just to chat.

 

Field Trips

Field Trips are a regular feature of our activities many being local but a couple of times a year we go further afield for a few days residential to places such as Titchwell in North Norfolk, Minsmere in Suffolk, Portland Bill  or North Kent Marshes.  We had hoped to go to Exmouth this year 2020 but Covid intervened 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This site was last updated on 14th Feb 2021

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