Sunday, 23 January 2011

Milltown Lake outing

The group met up at the historic setting of Drumlane Abbey on the morning of Sunday 16th January.A good selection of waterbirds were seen including large flocks of tufted duck and widgeon,with smaller numbers of mallard and teal present. Other species seen included heron,cormorant,canada geese along with flocks of whooper and mute swans.
There was a good turn out for this outing and the pleasant weather and good company made for a very enjoyable morning for all.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Outing to Milltown lake

On Sunday 16th January, the branch is holding an outing to Milltown Lake. Meet at Drumlane Abbey car park, Milltown at 10.30 am. In the event of poor weather/road conditions be sure to check the blog to ensure the outing is going ahead as planned.

Directions: The abbey is South of Milltown village and located up a small lane- it is signposted from the crossroads in the village

November Talk by Eric Dempsey

"A Year of Birds", a talk by Eric Dempsey, was held in the Riverfront hotel Virginia on 25th November. The wintery conditions held off for just long enough to allow the talk to take place. The talk was well-attended and the audience enjoyed a great selection of photos taken over the year, many demonstrating the hardship experienced by birds in the cold spell of January 2010. Eric spoke with great enthusiasm and his talk inspired us to make an extra effort to feed birds during cold spells of weather.