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Pic of the Week: Brown Shrike, Pendeen, 24/10/21, Alex McKechnie

Pic of the Week images for 2021 can be found HERE

Archive for pic of the Week images for 2020 can be found HERE and the Archive for 2019 can be found HERE

Cornwall Birds (CBWPS) 2021 Annual General Meeting

This year’s Cornwall Birds (CBWPS) AGM will take place on Sunday 21st November at 7.00pm at St Erme Village Hall, Trispen, TR4 9BJ.

We have decided to make the 2021 AGM a live event as its the first opportunity to host our members under one roof since the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

The AGM will include a presentation of the financial statement of the year ending 31st December 2020, which has been approved by the Board and is posted on the members’ section of the website. Full details of the agenda and a copy of the nomination form are available to download here (pdf).

The AGM’s official business will be followed by a number of presentations, including the very topical subject of the ongoing success of ‘Cornish’ Choughs and other projects that the Society supports, such as Great Black-backed Gull studies on Looe Island and also the West Cornwall Ringing Group Barn Owl Project. We also hope to host a winner from this year’s Vic Simpson student award either in person or via a recorded video.

There will also be a 2nd hand book section allowing members to view some recent stock that has yet to be listed on the website as well as a hot beverage and biscuit section!

As this is the first post Covid event we have hosted, we would be delighted to see lots of people attending as it will be a great opportunity to catch up with all of the CBWPS members old and new.

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 information

Covid-19 Update 17th May: Update following the latest lockdown restrictions.

***FIELD MEETINGS*** With the planned relaxation of social-distancing guidelines, we now feel the time is right to restart the walks program. We are liaising with walk leaders and will announce planned events as and when we can. In the meantime, we can announce that the weekly Pentire and Rumps Nature Walks will be starting again next Wednesday.The walks last approximately 4 hoursand will run through August 2021, covering flora and fauna as well as birds. Walks start at 10am and will be led by Jack Humphrey, Bernard Ide, Alan Taylor and Mike Scawen. Meet at Pentire Farm (SW936803). Phone Countrywise on 01208 812423 to check that walk is on.

General Birdwatching: Please see the Government website www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest advice and regulations on social distancing and other precautions against the spread of the virus.

Where appropriate, remain safe by avoiding unnecessary contact, mixing and travel. However enjoying fresh air outdoors and our wildlife is an important component in a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing and we will continue to encourage a greener approach to birding, including local and patch birding as a part of this.

Reserves: All of our reserves are open as usual and we are also able to open our hides on the proviso that people continue to follow the latest Government guidance. We aren’t able to provide hand sanitiser at our hides so encourage you to carry your own where needed and also try to keep end flaps on hides open to promote airflow through them, even when not in use.

Personal Privacy Data Regulations – The personal data of Society members is held on the CBWPS Database for Society purposes only so that we can provide services in accordance with our Membership Terms and Conditions. See the Society Privacy Policy under the ‘About’ section in the header menu above.