Buff-bellied Pipit – Request for Help

QMR Buff-bellied Pipit – Request for Help

There has been a huge response to the American Buff-bellied Pipit at Queen Mother Reservoir. As well as our own permit-holders, we have issued day permits to some 800-900 people have come to see the bird, including birders from Scotland and Belgium. Most birders have been very complimentary about the arrangements the BOC has put in place to make this possible and we have so far raised nearly £1,700 for Club funds. A big thank you to all who have helped.

We would like to offer access again this coming weekend and are urgently seeking volunteer marshalls to help with permit issue and the parking arrangements. Would anyone able to do two or three hours between 08.00 and 16.00 on Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd please contact Mike McKee ( ;tel 0773 942 4603) or Renton Righelato (;tel 0787 981 2564). If we get enough volunteers we will announce the details of the arrangements on Friday.

Renton Righelato –

17 December 2012