Sunday, 16 December 2018

Reading RSPB local group meeting

RESIDENTS of Berkshire and Oxfordshire will have a rare opportunity to hear the thoughts of

RESIDENTS of Berkshire and Oxfordshire will have a rare opportunity to hear the thoughts of the chief executive of the RSPB, Dr Mike Clarke, at Pangbourne village hall on Tuesday at 8pm.

The event is actually the annual meeting of this group but the formailites will be disposed of in 15 minutes or so, leaving Mike free to talk for well over an hour on “RSPB... saving nature.”

The talk will incorporate hot-off-the-press news on “Defending the EU nature directives” and there will be time for a question and answer session at the end, which should prove lively.

The evening is open to all and will include a break for tea, coffee and biscuits.

In the true spirit of the environment, Mike will be travelling to Pangbourne by train.



The April meeting saw Graham Lenton give a fascinating talk entitled “Svalbard and Greenland” which focused on the unique wildlife to be found in Arctic climes.

There were wonderful pictures of seals, walrus and polar bears as well as numerous shots of Arctic breeding birds such as a gyrfalcon.

The group recently visited Walbury Hill on the Ridgeway to look for migrating birds.

They had to brave biting winds but were rewarded with the sight of incoming swallows and excellent views of a dozen or more ring ouzel making their way to their breeding grounds in the north of England.

For more information, visit www.reading-rspb.org.uk



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