Wednesday, 21 November 2012

EGBR 2011

The 2011 Bird Report will be posted out as soon as poss. We are hand delivering some to save postage [thanks to Dave Bush in Porthcawl] and me in Penarth :-) Need to get envelopes and hopefully my local sub postoffice will postage label them as he offered last year. JDW

Sunday, 18 November 2012


There is a special event to celebrate the 50th edition of the annual Bird Report at KNNR on the eve of Tues 20th Nov [i.e. this coming Tuesday] starting at 7:45 p.m. There will be refreshments including Mrs Wilsons exceedingly good cakes, sandwiches, and drinks and a couple of illustrated presentations on the recorders and reports past & present, some history, and a question & answer type session regarding the future. Please come
along and support this event.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Amur Falcon massacre in India

It has come to my attention that 12-15,000 Amur Falcons PER DAY!!!, are trapped and killed on migration in Nagaland, India, for sale for consumption and for sale in local markets. Huge nets are strung across a valley to trap them.
Here's a PDF of images - click here
Also here's a web site with more detail - it's appalling - click here.
I have shared on FB and Twitter [asking for re-tweets] and also shared with the Avaaz internet petitioning organisation on their FB page.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

East Glam Bird Report 2011

I now have the 50th Edition in my hands and at first glance it looks fantastic. Just gonna settle down in a chair now and read it through. We'll be handing out copies to members who come to the launch event on Tues next [20th]. The others will be posted as soon as poss.