Evening talks programme
Cumberland St Day Centre, Dumfries (off Brooms Rd Car Park), DG1 2JX (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).
On the following Wednesdays at 7.30pm:
12 Oct 2016
Andy Howard – Give me a ‘High Five’: A detailed look at five specialist species found in the Cairngorms
Give me a ‘High Five’ features a myriad of images all taken in the magnificent Cairngorms. You will transported through each season and its diverse weather. The true stars of the show though are the cheeky and gregarious Crested Tits, the aggressive but handsome Black Grouse, the hardy Ptarmigan, the characterful Mountain Hare and the dainty Dotterel.
Andy is a professional wildlife photographer and guide bases in Inverness; most of his time is spent in the Cairngorms, especially when photographing his beloved Mountain Hares and Ptarmigan. Bad weather doesn’t put Andy off and some of his most striking images have been captured in inclement conditions. Five years ago Andy made a conscious decision to specialise in a few select species and aims to work with these as ongoing projects, therefore capturing the subjects in all conditions during all four seasons.
09 Nov 2016
Gordon Yates – Great Northern Diver: In search of Himbrimi
14 Dec 2016
Colin Mitchell – Dunscore Bird Group
11 Jan 2017
Richard Clarkson – Ravens
08 Feb 2017
Ian Thomson – Shotguns & Short-toed Eagles: Birding on the island of Malta
08 Mar 2017
Mark Newell – Seabird studies on the Isle of May: Spreading our wings after 40 years
12 Apr 2017
AGM & Sue Morris – The Great Trossachs Forest (Scotland’s newest Nature Reserve)
Pat Abery 01556 630483
Sat 26th November 2016
Sat 14th January 2017
Southerness Coast Walk led by Edmund Fellowes
Tues 25th April – Friday 28th April 2017
Yorkshire Coast staying at Scarborough.
Pat Abery 01556 630483
About the branch
Pat Abery, East Daylesford, Colvend, Dalbeattie, DG5 4QA, Tel 01556 630483
Drew Davidson, Edmund Fellowes, Kevin Findlater, Robin Thomson, Bobby Smith (ex officio)
Committee member and representative on SOC Council:
Dumfries and Galloway recorder:
Nearby branches of the SOC
Click here for a guide of recommended sites to visit and to download a free, full-colour birdwatching guide produced by D&G Council Ranger Service. Or pick up your copy of the guide at evening meetings, for a suggested donation of 50p, while stocks last.
Bird recording in this area
Visit the Dumfries & Galloway recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.