Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Reading RSPB Members Group

AT the February meeting, members were treated to a very informative and often amusing illustrated talk by David Darrell-Lambert entitled The Easy Way to Identify Gulls.

The average bird watcher finds this a very difficult subject as gulls take some five years to reach full adult plumage and take on a variety plumages in each of their preceding years.

David gave some excellent pointers and, hopefully, the members now know the salient points to look out for on future sightings.

The February field trip was a minibus trip to the New Forest where we first visited Blashford Lakes, which allowed good sightings of wintering wildfowl such as wigeon, pochard and goldeneye.

More distant views were had of pintail and a solitary black-necked grebe.

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