Merlins have been in general decline across our patch. Wilf will update us how they are getting on and maybe what the future holds.
After a walk round Deepdale this year with Brian most of us are still trying to absorb the wealth of information on how to identify some of the trees we have, particularly the numerous forest softwoods. Brian will try and reinforce our abilities to better understand this highly topical subject as we are all being encouraged to plant more trees.
Our last star gazing session was a great success and by popular request we are organising another thanks to Howard. We have the opportunity to use Moorland House garden so we will be a bit better protected from passing traffic’s headlights. We have a fall back date for the following night if the weather is unsuitable.
Sunset 17.55, moon not rising til after midnight and Saturn culminating at 20.33, only low but should be OK from up there. We may even get some migrant birds passing through as we did last time.
Contact Howard Watson if you are interested.
It has been three years since we decided to start a Swift group in conjuction with the Scarborough Bird Club. We have been undertaking Swift surveys and carrying out various conservation activities such as putting up swift boxes over this period. We will review what progress we have made and where the project is likely to take us. This is a joint meeting with Scarborough Bird Club.
After last years journey along the undercliff from Whitby to Scarborough Rob will now take us south to Flamborough Head and review the best of the wildlife that we so rarely get to see.