BOC announces 2008/09 Programme
The new BOC programme offers an outstanding range of opportunities for birdwatchers to further their interests in the subject. Apart from the curtain raiser of a coach trip to the Birdfair at Rutland Water on 16th August there are weekend trips to Norfolk (always over 100 species seen!) and Pembrokeshire, day trips to Isle of Sheppey and Portland to name but two and a full winter programme of talks.
The speakers and subjects in this years winter programme are outstanding with a talk by Keith Offord on raptor identification promising to be a highlight. Early in the season Chris Bowden of the RSPB updates us on the Asian Vulture crisis, a major conservation issue, while the worrying decline of Swifts is a subject for discussion by Edward Mayer. There is space in the programme for some international travelling and Mike Mockler, celebrating his one hundred visits to Africa with his amazing photography contrasts with our old friend John Hobson explaining about ‘life in the freezer’ with the story of his visits to Antartica.
The Club has a growing membership and welcomes newcomers, beginners and experienced birders to any of its events.
Ruth Angus –