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> Weekly Bird Sightings Roundup 13th – 19th March 2017 <

 

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? –

Cornwall Cattle Egret Survey this Sunday 19th – We are hoping to get a complete picture of Cattle Egret numbers in the county at the moment. Birders wanted to check egret roost sites. Please see > HERE < for details.

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.

Willow Tits – We are looking for volunteer surveyors to take part in the winter Cornwall Willow Tit Survey.  If you think you can help out in the 2018 season we would love to hear from you.

Joint CBWPS/BTO/UoE Seabirds Conference – Above and beyond the Cornish coast this Saturday gone. A great success, review to follow, but see the CBWPS twitter account for a taster or check the #cornishbirds17 for more.

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.

 

Latest News from the CBWPS and Cornwall –

Request for deceased seabirds – further details on the News Page HERE

Cornwall Willow Tit Survey 2017/18 – Please see the Cornwall Willow Tit Survey section for further details if you think you can help in 2018.

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… Anyone who knows of a suitable site can email cornishkestrels@gmail.com

Bird books for sale – a member has advised us that a number of books (eg Poyser monographs) will be selling at Truro Auction Centre on Friday 17 March. Further details

Are YOU a Responsible Birder???… The Birdwatchers’ Code

Nature Photographers Code of Practice (pdf)

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