Forthcoming events

Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society

Mon 27th March The Isle of Man and its Choughs by Aron Sapsford. Start at 1930hrs at the Unitarian Church
opposite the Boot and Shoe at Scotforth.

Saturday 29th April. Medium Sit. See article elsewhere in this Newsletter. Please contact Jean Roberts if interested
in either helping at existing site or covering a site yourselves.

Joint outings organised by Lancaster RSPB local members group:

For the coach trips., please contact Eileen Harrison on 412349
Sunday 26th March Trip to Conwy RSPB and area. Meet at Dalton Square at 0800hrs. * *There are still places
available on what could be a very productive tip with good numbers of seaduck off north Wales including Surf Scoter**
Saturday 29th April Walk up Langden Beck (Bowland). Meet at Langden Beck car
park (SD632512) at 0930hrs.
Wednesday 17th May Walk up Barbondale. Meet Barbon Church (SD631825) at 1000hrs
Sunday 28th May Coach trip to Anglesey. Meet Dalton Square at 0800hrs
Sunday 11th June Scorton area. Meet 1000hrs at Scorton Picnic Site car park (SD505504)

North Lancashire Naturalists:

Sunday 26th March. Working party at Gaitbarrows. Meet SD478776 at 1000hrs
Sunday 16th April. Levens park; workshop on tree/bud identification. Meet SD472759 at 1030hrs
Monday 1st May. Plant sale at Holly House, 94 Main Street, Hornby from, 1400hrs. If you wish to help, please arrive
from 1000hrs.
Wednesday 10th May Midweek recording. Please contact Joyce Birchall (416122) or Jennifer Newton (0
Sunday 21st May Mere Sands Wood, accompanied by warden, Dominic Rigby. Meet at SD332820 at 1030hrs.
Thursday 25th May Holmepark Fell, new National Trust property. Meet at SD550787 at 1900hrs
Friday 9th June Working Party on Warton Crag. Meet SD499731 at 1900hrs.
Wednesday 14th June Midweek recording. See above for contacts.

Annual General Meeting Agenda
This will be held at 1930hrs on Monday 27th March 2000 at the Unitarian Church, Scotforth, Lancaster.

1) To elect the officers of the society. Apparently all the main incumbents are willing to continue (but 1 think there
may not be the case by the time of the meeting-Ed). For example, it may be necessary to elect new Chairman and 
Programme Secretary in place of Philip Holland who may be moving away from the area. 

2) To elect four new members to the Committee. Nominations are due to the Secretary by Monday 20th March (Tel. 734462). Consent of nominee needed! 

3) The Treasurer's Report 

4) Any other business.

The present officers are:
President J Wilson
Chairman P Holland
Hon Secretary R A Cadman
Treasurer Dr NR Griffiths
Committee members are: B Townson, S Carter, J Roberts, J Mason, E Harrison, A Duncan.

Additional event
Heysham Bird Observatory Saturday 6th May. Meet at the Heysham Nature reserve car park at 0800hrs (to c1200hrs).
People who wish to attend earlier are obviously welcome to do so but cannot expect undivided attention if it is a busy ringing morning! Activities will include: 
a) Ringing observation (if weather suitable) 
b) Birdsong - Heysham Nature
reserve is the best place for warbler song in this area. Reed & Sedge Warbler, Lesser and Common Whitethroat,
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler (and sometimes Grasshopper Warbler) can all be heard from
the same spot by the classroom due to the wide variety of habitats in such a small area. 
c) Checking the outfalls for tern species; peak time for Arctic Tern passage.

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