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New spreadsheet for 2017 records

There is a new spreadsheet for recording your sightings in 2017. It is available on the Yorkbirding website at http://yorkbirding.org.uk/records/. Instructions are on the ‘guidance’ tab. It uses the BOU’s newer standard vernacular names, as per the 2014 and 2015

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Photo competition results

The club held the annual photographic competition on 6th December. Thank you to Paul Doherty and Jean Smith who acted as judges to produce the shortlists for the popular vote. The results are as follows: YOC area – a clean

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2015 Report now available

The York Ornithological Club’s 2015 report has been published. Members can pick it up at the next meeting on 3rd January, after that it will be posted. Non-members can request to buy it by filling out the form at yorkbirding.org.uk/contact/purchase-report/ the cost

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2017 Programme published online

The YOC’s 2017 programme is a the printers and will be available at the December meeting. The programme though can be seen on the website – have a look under the ‘Talks & Trips’ menu.

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AGM – Committee changes

At last night’s AGM, it was announced that Tom and Julia Lawson, Peter Reed, Andy Walker and Paz Fletcher were all stepping down from the committee. The AGM thanked them all for their service to the club. Jono Leadley was

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Wheldrake work party – October message from Craig

Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for everyone’s help tackling willow scrub at Wheldrake Ings over the last two work parties. As those who attended at the weekend will have seen, it’s made a huge difference

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Wheldrake work party – 1st October

Further to the highly successful work party day we held at Wheldrake Ings in late August, and due in part to popular demand, we are planning another work day with YWT there on Sat 1st October. It would be great

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Flying High! at the November meeting

The November meeting, on Tuesday 1st, was originally billed as the “AGM and Presentation” but we can now announce that we are very fortunate to have Anneliese Emmans Dean, one of our members, lined up to talk about her new book.

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Wheldrake work party

On Saturday 13th August, Craig Ralston organised a work party at Wheldrake Ings aimed at club members. It was an enjoyable and rewarding day’s hard work. Here’s a summary in Craig’s words: “Just a quick one to say thanks to all

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Nightjar field season helpers wanted

You may remember that Lucy Ryan spoke to us in March about her PhD study on Nightjars. She is looking for volunteers to help with Moth trapping Nest searching from June to August at her study site. For further information,

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