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On 3rd December, the club held its annual photo competition. Many thanks to Tom Lawson for his work in preparing the show and running the evening. Thank you too to Peter Watson and Barry Thomas for standing in as judges, …

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The January field activity this year was once again taking part in the annual Michael Clegg Yorkshire Bird Race. This year’s beneficiary is Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre run by Jean Thorpe. Four teams from York took part and it was …

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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/

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 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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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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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.

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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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.

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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