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Leigh Ornithological Society 2017 – 2018 season

Fieldtrips All L.O.S. fieldtrips start from the Doctors Nook Car Park opposite Leigh Library. Unless otherwise stated, all local fieldtrips leave at 8:00am, whereas those of a longer distance usually start at 7:00am or 7:30am. This year we have included two Saturday trips. Non-members and inexperienced bird watchers are very welcome to come along.

For all details on trips, venues and travel arrangements contact (07816 178582) L.O.S. 2017-18 FIELDTRIP PROGRAMME

Date Destination Start Time

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 Wirral Coast 8.00am

Sunday 1 Oct 2017 Kilnsea / Spurn 7.00am

Sunday 5 Nov 2017 Marshside / Lunt Meadows 8.00am

Sunday 3 Dec 2017 Wigan Flashes 8.00am

Sunday 14 Jan 2018 Morecambe Bay Area 8.00am

Saturday 17 Feb 2018 Local Mosslands 8.00am

Sunday 25 Mar 2018 St. Aidan’s RSPB / Muddy Boots Cafe 8.00am

Saturday 28 Apr 2018 Bolton Abbey 7.30am

Sunday 13 May 2018 Bempton Cliffs RSPB 7.00am

Please note: membership or an entrance / parking fee may be required at some locations


Liability Disclaimer

Members should ensure that they wear suitable footwear and clothing for fieldtrips. They should also note that whilst all reasonable care will be taken, the officers, committee and field trips leaders accept no responsibility for loss, damage, injury or fatality, howsoever suffered during the course of field trips, holidays, indoor and outdoor activities. All involvement in society activities are taken at your own risk.

Where possible we share cars for fieldtrips and if you haven’t got a car, you can arrange to go with someone else.

L.O.S. Meetings 2017-18 Programme

Everyone is welcome free of charge but a small donation to our funds from non-members would be gratefully accepted. Meet at 7.15p.m. Derby Room, 1st floor Leigh Library, Civic

Square, Market Street, Leigh, WN7 1EB for a prompt 7:30pm start. Finish time is usually around 9.00 – 9.15 p.m.

1st September 2017 Dennis Atherton “California Pelagics and Western Birding”

In his own inimitable style, Dennis will be telling us about his recent trips birding at sea in California. There will be plenty of great photographs, interesting tales and good humour.

6th October 2017 L.O.S. Annual General Meeting followed by a David Shallcross presentation “Wildlife Wonders of Islay” and “Short-eared Owls in flight and fight”

David will be showing photographs from his recent trip to the Scottish island of Islay as well as a selection of his superb Short-eared Owl shots.

10th November 2017 Maxwell Law

“Earth, Wind and Flight”

A compilation of images taken by Maxwell who lives a nomadic lifestyle in his motorhome travelling the length of Britain and also Europe, mainly to Spain and Portugal.

24th November 2017 Members and Friends’ Social Evening – Leigh Rugby Union Club, Hand Lane, Leigh WN7 3NA

“Costa Blanca” by Anne Johnson & David Shallcross.

There will be the usual entertainment (raffle and quiz) as well as the above presentation. Food will also be served for a small charge. Prizes for the raffle will be gratefully accepted.

1st December 2017 Mark Pearson “Filey International Arrivals and Departures at North Yorkshire”

Fasten your seat belts migration never stops at this east coast hotspot and neither does Mark in his pursuit of its wonders. Let him take you on a whistle stop tour (complete with breathtaking and exclusive film) through four seasons of miracles and high drama at his beloved Filey Bird Observatory.

5th January 2018 K&J Gallimore Memorial Meeting Pauline and Ian Mellor-Greenhalgh “A Shot at Wildlife Images 2015”

This is the sixth in the series of ‘A Shot at Wildlife Images’ that Pauline and Ian have put together and it includes wonderful images of birds, mammals, fungi, insects, flowers and landscapes. Plus I am sure lots of tales to tell on how some of these images were obtained.

2nd February 2018 Dr. Kevin Briggs

“Confessions of a Lunatic”

I have been studying the River Lune for forty plus years. The talk describes the general and specific studies of Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Goosander and Yellow Wagtail.

2nd March 2018 Louise Bentley

“A Swift Recovery”

This talk is about these special birds – Swifts – and what can be done to help them.

6th April 2018 David Wilson

“The Society a Wondrous Tale”

This will be one member’s reminiscences of the evolution of The Leigh Ornithological Society – its historical connections, its aims, its characters and achievements and its future fortunes. Pictures and music will supplement the story telling.

4th May 2018 Brian Rafferty

“Wildlife Encounters”

Wildlife Encounters is a mixture of wildlife including Atlantic Salmon, Red Squirrels, frogs, toads and snakes, Peregrines and Red Deer. Also Puffins on Skomer and Red Kites at Gigrin Farm. I have also included some of my favourite images from 2016.

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