North-East Scotland branch
Evening talks programme
Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen
The following Mondays at 7.30pm.
01 Dec 2014 “Nightjar colonisation of Angus”, with Chris McGuigan, and a local contribution by Alan Knox
Chris is an avid birder and ringer based in Montrose. With his sights set on species moving up from the south, he was perhaps
not as surprised as many of us would have been to hear the song of a Nightjar in Angus in July 2011. However, the apparent
pace of colonisation is certainly a surprise. Chris will bring us up to speed with events in Angus, while Alan will summarise the
situation in our region, where birds were also found this year. Don’t expect site details, as the species is vulnerable to
disturbance, but there should be some top tips to help you find your own and help document the expansion.
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
A new development for the branch- keep abreast of the latest news, events and activities
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.