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Rawcliffe Meadows Tree Sparrow boxes are installed

Following a recent donation from the club tthe Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows have now installed new Tree Sparrow nest boxes. https://rawcliffemeadows.wordpress.com/2019/10/13/rawcliffe-meadows-work-party-13th-october-2019-tree-sparrow-nest-boxes/

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Gabble Ratchet

The Nightjar Brewery in Mytholmroyd: https://nightjarbrew.co.uk/ has recently brewed a beer called Gabble Ratchet (an old Yorkshire name for Nightjars) and had delivered some consignments to two pubs in the York area; the Grey Horse in Elvington and the Drovers

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Operation Owl

Operation Owl is a national campaign to increase public awareness of bird of prey persecution and to seek support in tackling it head on. Full details can be found here: https://www.operationowl.com/ North Yorkshire is a national hotspot for raptor persecution

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Recent Donations

This year we have been delighted to be able to donate a total of £2500 to support local wildlife and conservation projects. First of all £1800 was donated to the Friends of the Lower Derwent Valley for two projects £300

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January meeting change of speaker

There is a change of speaker for the January meeting. The talk will be by Richard Baines on “Birds and wildlife of Northern Thailand”. Date, time and venue remain the same. 8th January 2019 at 7.30pm, St Olave’s Chruch Hall.

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Photo Competition 2018

Last night, 4th December, was the annual photographic competition. Twenty people entered photographs in three categories. Once we managed to gain entry to the hall, a decent turnout had an enjoyable evening. There will be a gallery of winners in

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Change of Speaker at September meeting

Richard Baines has had to cancel his talk next Tuesday but he has lined Steve Race up to replace him. The talk will have a similar theme.

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Summer Social at Bank Island

As a departure from the usual June talk we held a summer social and BBQ at Bank Island on the evening of 5th June. The weather was very kind to us as can be seen by the clear skies in

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March talk – change of speaker

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned talk on Wakefield Peregrines will not be able to take place in March. However, Paul Doherty has kindly stepped in to talk about how he got into birdwatching, how that led to bird

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Photo Competition 2017

The club’s photo competition was held on 5th December. Winning entries were: UK – Terry Weston’s Nuthatch World – Antony Ward’s White-tailed Sea Eagle YOC area – Terry Weston’s Kestrel A gallery will be added to the website in due

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