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Scaup, Alex Mckechnie

Pic of the Week – Scaup, Helston Boating Lake, 13th March, Alex McKechnieClick HERE to view the full 2017 Archive.

NEWS AND UPDATES

So what is happening in the Society and Cornwall? –

Netting seabird by-catch. It has been brought to our attention that Cornwall IFCA are holding informal consultations in Mevagissey on the 28th March and Falmouth on the 4th April on the topic of seabirds and other groups caught in fixed gill nets. See IFCA public meetings for details of the drop in sessions. If you have knowledge of incidents that should be put forward you can also contact the society conservation officer  conservation@cbwps.org.uk .

CBWPS News. We are pleased to announce that the society has a new President. Ian McCarthy is an enthusiastic naturalist, whose wildlife experiences includes filming such epics as The Frozen Planet and Life in the Freezer. He has a passion for nature and should be a boon to the society. He has now semi retired from filming but has recently completed a film on the wildlife of Cornwall. He also has a passion for Peregrines and is a member of the SW Peregrine group. He lives in Cornwall and has a photographic gallery in Fowey.

The outgoing president, Steve Madge has contributed many years of sterling sevice to the society and we express our gratitude to him and wish him all the best for the future.

Kestrel nestbox scheme – West Cornwall Ringing Group is interested in starting a new nestbox scheme for Kestrels and are appealing for any sites that may be suitable for siting a box. Farm sites with birds present are of particular interest, as are ones with an existing box. The ringing group can provide boxes, but ask that permission to install one is granted by the land-owner, who would also need to be happy with follow-up visits for nest-recording and ringing. Anyone who knows of a suitable site can email cornishkestrels@gmail.com

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To read all the latest News, views and updates and find out what is happening within the Society and Cornwall’s birdlife please visit the News Page on the website.

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