North-East Scotland branch
Evening talks programme
Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen
The following Mondays at 7.30pm.
03 Nov 2014 “The whins, the Roden & the birdies”, with Drennan Watson
Drennan is a local land‐use expert with particular knowledge of the Cairngorms. He offered the following prelude to his talk:
“Sizeable areas of agricultural land are actually being abandoned or semi‐abandoned in the north‐east. What then happens?
Often, whins (gorse) invade these areas. This leads to a succession of events in which birds and the wind play key roles and the
result is new habitats, new woodlands of different kinds. But the process is not as simple as it seems at first. Something in the
behaviour of birds influences it profoundly. But what this behaviour is and what causes it are obscure. Can members of SOC
supply the answers?”.
01 Dec 2014 Chris McGuigan – Nightjar colonisation of Angus, and a local contribution by Alan Knox
05 Jan 2015 Ian Thomson – Raptor protection in Hungary
02 Feb 2015 Jeremy Greenwood – Peregrines, pesticides and politics: Another triumph for birdwatchers
02 Mar 2015 Mark Holling – Rare Breeding Birds in the UK and North-East Scotland
13 Apr 2015 AGM & Ewan Weston – Terns on the Ythan
01330 820 949
No outings currently planned. Any updates will be posted here.
Hugh Addlesee (as above)
About the branch
Hugh Addlesee, 31 Ashtree Road, Banchory, AB31 5JB, Tel 01330 829949
Committee member and Talks Programme Organiser:
Committee Members :
Brian Pirie, Eric Meek & Danny Heptinstall
Committee member & representative of the branch on SOC Council:
North-East Scotland recorder:
North-East Scotland branch Newsletter
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Birdwatching in the area
Click here for our guide to Birdwatching the Ythan Estuary
Visit the RSPB’s Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve website http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/lochofstrathbeg/about.aspx
Bird recording in this area
Visit the North-East Scotland recording area page for details of the latest bird reports, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.
Click here to read about the recent atlas, which covers Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.