We have an outdoor meeting at Bourton-on-the-Water gravel pits this Sunday. The winter wildfowl are beginning to come in, and the Red Kite are increasing. Meet up at the Rissington Road lay-by at 9a.m. We’ll probably have a look at the marshland near New Bridge Lane as well (see photo). Likely to be muddy.
There are also a couple of good indoor meetings in the area (or in Gloucestershire at least). Most, I think, are a couple of pounds for non-members.
On Thurs 5th November Painswick Bird Club host a joint meeting with the Gloucestershire Naturalists Society at Painswick Town Hall (7:30). Jim Almond the wildlife photographer talks about Bird Reserves of the north Norfolk coast – a hot-spot if ever there was one.
On Fri 13th November Gloucestershire Naturalists Society’s speaker is Chris Sperring MBE (Hawk and Owl Trust) on British Owls, their natural history and conservation. This is at Watermoor church hall (no.4 on map), Cirencester at 7:30.
The next day members of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust hold their AGM at the University of Gloucestershire (Park Campus) in Cheltenham. Adam Hart, Professor of Science Communication is the keynote speaker there.
We also have an indoor meeting at the Farmers Arms, Guiting Power on Fri 27th November for a skittles evening.