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 Posted by on July 13, 2017  Carsington Bird Club, Miscellaneous  Comments Off on For Sale
Jul 132017
 

Anyone who has a Zeiss Diascope might be interested in my Baader lenses with Zeiss bayonet mounts.

They are in excellent condition & superb when used with Zeiss Diascope.

I’m selling them because I recently sold my Zeiss Diascope.
20 x 60 zoom, 50W, 38W, 62w
Magnification varies slightly on the 85 & 65 Diascope – the above are when used with 85.

Telephone Glyn on 07831 440641

Newsletter – No. 2 – May 2017

 Posted by on June 5, 2017  CBC Newsletters  Comments Off on Newsletter – No. 2 – May 2017
Jun 052017
 

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF CARSINGTON WATER

Severn Trent Water staged a celebration event over the weekend of 20-21 May to mark the 25th anniversary of the formal opening of Carsington Water by HM The Queen. The reservoir had a difficult beginning, taking longer to build than anticipated and encountering technical problems during its construction, but in the succeeding quarter of a century it has established itself as not just an essential link in the chain of water provision for the East Midlands but also as an environmental and wildlife gem for visitors.

Carsington Bird Club was born on the back of the new site in 1992 and has undertaken faithful bird recording for the entire intervening period, each year producing an annual report to spotlight species and update statistical records (hope everyone now has their 2016 report!).

The reservoir, with its 8-mile perimeter has now matured as a site for wildlife (as well as tens of thousands of human visitors cycling, running or walking around the well-defined network of paths). It boasts a wide range of habitats from scrub and woodland to open meadows and reedbed – and with a foreshore that varies in size and character according to water levels, which are in turn driven by the demands of the consumers and vagaries of the weather.

Such diversity has proved attractive to a wide range of bird species and as of the end of last year, 231 species (plus two sub-species) had been recorded at the reservoir, underlining its position as one of the prime birding locations in Derbyshire.

One unlikely species that doesn’t show up on that list, but is highly-likely to have passed through is a Yellow-nosed Albatross (it was logged – and tracked across the UK – but unfortunately did not meet the stringent burden of proof required for ‘mega’ rarities). But there have been plenty of other species that have had the jaws of even seasoned birders dropping in amazement … Long may it remain so.

 

CARSINGTON BIRDS SET NEW SPECIES RECORDS FOR MARCH AND APRIL

The past three months have combined to make possibly the most productive quarterly spell in the history of bird recording at Carsington. The 110 species seen in March and the 124 in April both exceeded the previous records for those months since records began at the reservoir, and the 113 seen in May was only three less than the best-ever in 2012 and the third best May total. Needless to say, each month produced plentiful highlights.

It was a good period for raptors: Osprey sightings were regular, the first coming on 20 March, followed by four more in April and two in May, while each month saw Red Kite ‘ticked’ with two seen together on 17 April. In early May, a Hobby flew over the Wildlife Centre and three days later a ‘cream-crown’ Marsh Harrier was logged, but perhaps the most raptor-ous day was 25 March, when no fewer than 23 Buzzards were counted along with four Sparrowhawks and one of the Red Kites.

Migration movements and breeding activity always demand careful attention at this time of the year, and the tern passage saw Common, Arctic, Little, Black and Sandwich Terns all moving through, while the first migrants that looked like they might stick around were Sand Martins seen on 11 March – equalling the earliest record for this neat hirundine – and, a day earlier, the first Chiffchaff (though they clearly arrived en masse soon after, since 17 days later, 93 were counted!).

Wheatears began to show up in mid-March and Swallows had arrived by the end of the month, as had Blackcaps and Willow Warblers. Redstart and Yellow Wagtail were noted early in the second week of April, and later in the month, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat all showed up. Among those later arrivals, a site scarce Wood Warbler sang briefly in Hall Wood on 6 May, when 387 Swift also flew through north, and six days later a pair of Spotted Flycatchers were noted.

One warbler moving out was the Cetti’s, which had hung around for many winter weeks on Stones Island but was last heard on 15 March and another long-staying bird, a Ruff, also decided it was time to go just a day later. The Great Northern Diver stayed longer but, by now in resplendent adult plumage, finally decided that 2 May was the day to fly home,

Waders were mainly on the way in, however, and on 23 March the first Little Ringed Plovers arrived. Other wader highlights included 51 Curlew, seven Avocets and two Woodcock, all in the first half of March, Black- and Bar-tailed Godwits were noted in April and in mid May a winter-plumage Knot and a 16-strong group of Turnstone delighted observers.

Another nice wader group comprised seven Sanderling seen on 23 May, one of which had a ring fitted that told the story of some of this tiny bird’s movements. It was originally captured and ringed in the Banc d’Arguin National Park in Mauritania in December 2012 and was last observed last August in Dublin Bay.

Whooper Swans called in late March and early April and a Black Swan (presumably on a day out from a collection) was a surprise on 3 May. As many as 18 Common Scoter were among the scarcer ducks, along with occasional visits by small numbers of Shelduck, Mandarin and Pintail, with a pair of Red-crested Pochard also appearing regularly after mid April.

Ducks led the way on the breeding front, too, with five broods of Mallard showing by early April (a number that had grown to 13 by late May). Sand Martins showed more interest in the nest bank than they had in previous years, but there was no firm evidence of occupation, House Martins were seen taking mud from the shoreline to the Visitor Centre eaves, and Swifts were also observed investigating the eaves.

By May, Greylag as well as Canada goslings were being paraded by their proud parents, a single Barnacle Goose brood was seen and there were several Coot nests noted, though on the debit side, three breeding pairs of Mute Swans had all failed by mid-May.

Great-crested Grebes began nest building, and Lapwing and Redshank broods were seen towards the Hopton end. A pair of Oystercatchers, meanwhile, sat on a nest at Millfields, was stoically ignoring the cacophony of noise on Millfields Island where a huge count of Black-headed Gull nests (240) had appeared for the second year running.

Away from the water Blue and Coal Tits were feeding young on 9 May, Chiffchaffs were seen carrying food on Stones Island, and a week later a juvenile Tree Sparrow was seen being fed. Mistle Thrush, Dunnock and Great Tit fledglings were all recorded.

Circular walks on 26 April and 22 May were highly productive, counting up to 125 Wrens, 91 Blackbirds, 65 Chiffchaff, 52 Blackcaps, 46 Willow Warblers, 22 Song Thrushes, 20 Dunnocks and 14 Garden Warblers. A ‘ton’ of Robins had also been counted in late March.

 

SPRING EVENTS: CLUB TRIP ATTRACTS FEW MEMBERS … BUT PLENTY OF BIRDS!

A five-strong group turned up to our latest club outing – to the RSPB’s excellent reserve at Middleton Lakes in Warwickshire – but the sparse numbers of people was more than compensated by the obliging birds as 60 species showed themselves on what was a mainly sunny (and occasionally warm) day.

We thought we had been transported back in time when we turned up in the main car park and saw families parading around in mediaeval garb, soon to discover the Sealed Knot was using nearby Middleton Hall as a stage for a Civil War re-enactment.

Things returned to the present day as we drove the short extra distance to the RSPB car park, which was also attracting a healthy number of people. This reserve has undergone a considerable facelift in the past few years and now boasts a range of habitats from reed-beds to woodland and meadows to a broad area of wetland pools and scrapes. There is an excellent ‘no-mud’ pathway all the way around, screens have been erected at several points and on the far side of the reserve, overlooking the wetland area is a large, comfortable hide.

As we wandered around, a very early surprise was a Cuckoo (my first of the year), disturbed from a tree near the path but then visible shortly after, singing in a more distant tree.

Other highlights were a small group of Avocets, including a brood of four chicks, two Mediterranean Gulls which were difficult to see as they’d located themselves right at the centre of a colony of Black-headed Gulls, and other waders including Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers and the almost inevitable Little Egret.

We also saw nine warbler species (dipping on Grasshopper Warbler) though oddly, while there were plenty of Swifts and Swallows zipping overhead, we didn’t see a single martin.

The full list was as follows: Swallow, Grey Heron, Coot, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Garden Warbler, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Robin, Cuckoo, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Gadwall, Black-headed Gull, Swift, Cetti’s Warbler, Whitethroat, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Common Tern, Pochard, Blackbird, Lapwing, Reed Warbler, Gt Crested Grebe, Buzzard, Cormorant, Moorhen, Wren, Sedge Warbler, Mute Swan, Carrion Crow, Avocet, Little Egret, Shelduck, Little Ringed Plover, Pheasant, Stock Dove, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Shoveler, Mediterranean Gull, Jackdaw, Lesser Black-back Gull, Oystercatcher, Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Song Thrush, Egyptian Goose, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Teal, Willow Warbler, Chaffinch, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Wagtail, Rook and Starling.

Before this walk, there was the annual Wagtail Walk in April co-led by CBC recorders and organised by Severn Trent volunteer ranger David Bennett, who also leads the long-standing ‘birdwatching for beginners’ walks on the first Sunday of each month.

Yellow Wagtails are always the main target for those attending the wagtail walk around Stones Island – and they thankfully did make an appearance, but among an overall list of well over 30 species there was a selection of visiting warblers, an array of waders including Common Sandpiper, Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Redshank and Oystercatcher, plus the Great Northern Diver just a week before it finally decided to fly off to do whatever ‘GNDs’ do in the summer!

And before the milder weather kicked in, allowing us to enjoy both of these outdoor events, our final indoor meeting of the 2016-17 season programme took place in March when our webmaster Richard Pittam showed off some of his excellent photographs. In a talk entitled “What a year this would be!” Richard selected an eclectic mix of his favourite shots taken over several years in a range of fascinating locations, and delivered little stories and insights that lay behind many of the pictures.

Gary Atkins

 

WHAT’S ON

Following the end of the 2016-17 indoor meetings programme, our recent club trip and April’s wagtail walk, the CBC events programme goes into limbo over the summer until the next season begins in September with Ken Smith’s talk that was postponed from January.

Meanwhile, the regular events at Carsington continue courtesy of either Severn Trent or Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, together with the occasional special event. Below are those events scheduled over the summer months. Some attract a charge or are subject to booking, so it’s always worth checking for further details (to do so, call Severn Trent on 01629 540696 or Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188):

First Sunday of month – Birdwatching for Beginners – Meet Visitor Centre (10am-12 noon)

First weekend of month – Optics demonstrations – RSPB shop, Visitor Centre (10am-4pm)

Every Tuesday/Sunday – Wildlife Centre volunteers on parade – Wildlife Centre (10am-3pm)

Selected Wednesdays – ‘Wild Wednesday’ fun on 26 July and 2/9/ – Contact DWT for information – 16/23 August (children must be accompanied)

Third Saturday monthly – Family Forest School (charges apply) – Contact DWT to book

Last Saturday monthly – Sheepwash Spinners (wool-craft) – Information at Visitor Centre

11 June – Ellen MacArthur sponsored walk (to take part contact, Camilla Shelley on 01983 297750)- Starts 9.30am

23 June – Team Charity Bell Boat Race of 8-10 (funds for air ambulance/local group) – (£40 entry for teams For information call CarsingtonSports & Leisure (01629 540478).

3 July – Nature Tots – Butterfly Flutterby (charges apply) – Visitor Centre (10.30am-12noon)

8-16 July – Matlock Art Society exhibition – Henmore Room, Visitor Centre

16 July – Four churches family fete – Visitor Centre

2 September – Go Batty! End Wild Summer with bat walk – Meet Visitor Centre (8-10pm)

KNOW YOUR COMMITTEE – Here are the club officials and their contact details……..
       
Committee Post Name Telephone Email Address
Secretary Paul Hicking 01773 827727 paulandsteph@hicking.plus.com
Treasurer / Membership John Follett 01332 834778 johnlfollett@virginmedia.com
Recorders Clive Ashton /

Dave Newcombe

01629 823316

n/a

cliveashton@btinternet.com

danewcombe@hotmail.co.uk

Publications / Indoor Meetings Gary Atkins 01335 370773 garysatkins@aol.com
Ex-officio

 

Jon Bradley

Roger Carrington

Chris Lamb

01773 852526

01629 583816

01629 820890

jonathan.bradley4@btinternet.com

rcarrington_matlock@yahoo.co.uk

cflamb@yahoo.co.uk

…..and the website address   –   http://www.carsingtonbirdclub.co.uk
Webmaster Richard Pittam n/a Contact Richard via the website

 

New channels of information for Carsington Bird Club

 Posted by on March 24, 2017  Carsington Bird Club  Comments Off on New channels of information for Carsington Bird Club
Mar 242017
 

Whilst the website is here to stay, we are broadening the digital channels people can use to access information about and relating to Carsington Bird Club, including two new resources on FaceBook.

  1. New – CBC FaceBook Page, to attract users of this medium to news items and events planning.
  2. New – CBC FaceBook Sightings Group, to broaden the delivery of sightings information.
  3. Existing  – Twitter account [@CBCSightings] remains, to provide up-to-date sightings information.

Thank you.

 

CBC Twitter feed not working

 Posted by on March 19, 2017  Carsington Bird Club  Comments Off on CBC Twitter feed not working
Mar 192017
 

The automatic release of sightings from the CBC website, to the twitter feed @CBCSightings, has stopped working.  At the moment there is no ETA for reinstatement of this service.  In the meantime, I will try and manually publish them to Twitter – see: https://twitter.com/cbcsightings . Please continue to submit your sightings on the website here.

Thanks.

No 1 / February 2017

 Posted by on March 3, 2017  CBC Newsletters, Events  Comments Off on No 1 / February 2017
Mar 032017
 

ANNUAL SUBS NOW DUE!!

Could those of you yet to renew your membership for 2017, please send a cheque for the requisite amount (£10 for family/joint, £7.50 single, £1 for junior) as soon as possible to John Follett at 8 Buckminster Close, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2EA. Thank you – and happy birding!

THOUGHTS ON OUR CHAIRMAN

We have traditionally included here a ‘Chairman’s Thoughts’ column, which has for the past nine years been written by Peter Gibbon. But Peter’s sad death in late December after a short illness means we now have a big hole to fill – not just in the newsletter but also in our club, which relied so heavily on his thoughtful leadership and hard work spanning nearly a decade, and the local wildlife world that Peter was devoted to for so many years.

Furthermore, the warm tributes at Peter’s funeral on 17 January in his home village of Holloway clearly demonstrated that his passing leaves a huge void in his family and network of friends – and we pass on the club’s collective condolences to wife Jacqueline, son Jamie, stepson Jake and step-daughter Lucy.

Peter was born in Manchester and remained a fervent ‘United’ fan but had spent the latter half of his life in Derbyshire. Here, he made an impression wherever he went – not least as a teacher at Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth. He actively fought against inequality and supported many worthy causes. He packed a lot into a life that lasted just 69 years.

The ‘Thoughts’ he expressed in the newsletter were, it’s fair to say, rather random, but that’s because he pondered deeply on things he’d read, heard about or seen on the TV. He liked to air his thoughts and conclusions with those he thought would be interested. So, for us, he wrote about nature, wildlife and conservation issues … or shared some of the amazing birding experiences and exciting holidays he had. It was often very much like a rather one-side chat with a pal!

This month, our thoughts should be about Peter and the multi-faceted role he played in the club. He had been Chairman for nine years, and his quiet, thoughtful and pragmatic leadership meant we maintain to this day a good solid base, with birding at our core, despite steadily falling membership.

Over the years Peter ‘inherited’ other roles, usually when we lost a committee member and could not fill the gap. Almost unnoticed, he would pick up the reins and do a fine job. For a while he took on the Treasurer’s role, until John Follett joined the committee, and then, following the sad death of Dave Edmonds, he took on the membership secretary’s duties. And all that while he’d also been organising several seasons of indoor meetings, often taking the stage himself when a speaker was unable to turn up at short notice – or, on occasion, just to save the club a fee!

Imagine then, the loss to the club of such a hard-working individual. Not just in terms of the hours spent on CBC duties, but also in the important link – through well-earned mutual respect – that he created with our hosts, Severn Trent, with the county’s birding authority DOS and as the local area WeBS organiser (as well as actually conducting the monthly WeBS surveys in tandem with Jon Bradley).

It’s a lot to lose and while we can’t replace Peter’s unique qualities, we will need help from the membership at large if we’re to find ways of operating the club at anything close to level of activity, efficiency and empathy that we managed under Peter’s leadership. Do, please, let us know if you’re able to help.

 

KEY COMMITTEE POSTS STILL VACANT FOLLOWING AGM

The Club’s annual general meeting was put back a month when the speaker at our January meeting had to postpone his planned talk until later in the year. When the AGM did take place a month later, those members attending learned that there are still key officer roles in the club to be filled – notably that of Chairman.

Those people who had been on the committee in 2016 were re-elected with the obvious exception of Peter Gibbon, and also that of Peter Oldfield who last year resigned as trips organiser. Gary Atkins said that he’d agreed to undertake the organisation of indoor meetings for the time being, and John Follett had agreed on a temporary basis to pick up the membership secretary’s tasks in addition to his role as treasurer. It would be preferable if permanent replacements could be found for indoor meetings and for membership administration, to lend focus to each role, and it will be important to find a new Chairman in the near future.

One member did volunteer to join the committee: Thanks go to Chris Lamb, who agreed to attend forthcoming meetings to see which tasks need particular attention before committing to a particular role. Once again, let us know if you, too, think you can help on the committee in some capacity.

 

CETTI’S WARBLER MAKES SITE DEBUT – AND DIVER’S RETURN IS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!

Towards the end of November, a Cetti’s Warbler turned up on Stones Island, becoming the third new species for the reservoir during 2016 and taking the site’s definitive list since records began to 231. Though this ‘LBJ’ habitually hunkers down, mainly out of sight, it was spotted on occasion and heard more regularly during its long stay over the winter.

Another long-staying winter regular, the Great Northern Diver, gave cause for concern as it failed for the first time in years to turn up in November. An adult bird finally did arrive on 20 December, providing an early Christmas present for local birders, along with the sight of 280 Golden Plover among a flock of nearly 1,000 Lapwings.

A Ruff has been here all winter, too, and Hopton end seems to have become a popular refuge for some of the scarcer birds seen at Carsington. The developing reed bed seemed to have an almost irresistible hold on a Reed Warbler that stayed a month later than any previous record for this species, finally leaving on 20 October, and in succeeding months, Water Rail, Jack Snipe and Woodcock have been seen or heard in the area, along with up to 15 Grey Wagtails recently roosting among the reeds.

Huge flocks of several species were a notable feature of late autumn and winter: top of the flocks were 870 Starlings, several hundred Jackdaws and Fieldfares and many thousands of Woodpigeons, but the No1 daily count goes to our Scandinavian visitor, the Redwing, with 9,270 counted late last November.

Six species of goose were noted in December, when 250 Pink-feet and the regular Greylag, Canada and Barnacle Geese were joined by two White-fronteds (the second occurrence in three months) and a single dark-bellied Brent Goose, three of which turned up the following month, too.

Thirty-eight Whooper Swans swooped in on 20 January, while the previous month saw three-figure totals of Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pochard and Wigeon, plus good numbers of Little Grebe (16) and Moorhen (11) – birds that had suffered considerable declines in the past year or two. Little Grebes, in fact, had increased to 19 during February, when a very healthy 45 Great-crested Grebes were also counted.

Among the waders dropping in, most unusual was a Knot on 22 January while earlier that month a very large group of 95 Snipe were seen from the Wildlife Centre. One Oystercatcher returned in January, but by 9 February three pairs were on site and by the 20th nine birds had assembled, so hopefully breeding is about to begin again for this species.

Gulls have not been witnessed in particularly large numbers recently, but 4,000 Black-headed were in the roost on 25 November and, three days later, 900 Lesser Black-backs were counted. In early January, an excellent total of 1,400 Common Gulls were recorded, and for the fourth time in 2016 a Kittiwake dropped in.

As well as Redwings and Fieldfares, other winter visitors have included Brambling and good numbers of Siskin and Lesser Redpoll, while in December Crossbill made a sixth appearance of 2016. By February, Skylarks were witnessed flying over several times, and birds were beginning to find their voices.

On 21 February, a count of smaller birds away from the water found 51 Blue Tits, 19 Great Tits, 13 Long-tailed Tits, 10 Coal Tits and four Willow Tits (up to nine were recorded on a different day), three of which were singing, 18 Bullfinches, eight singing Chaffinches and five Reed Buntings. The same walk, from Hopton end to Stones Island also discovered 88 Robins (62 singing), 27 Dunnocks (20 in song), 35 Wren (28 singing), 18 Song Thrush (all but three singing), 28 Blackbirds (mysteriously and in stark contrast, only one of which was singing) and seven Goldcrest (three singing).

 

“FUN DAY” TO CELEBRATE CARSINGTON WATER’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

It is very nearly a quarter of a century since Her Majesty The Queen opened Carsington Water, and a Fun Day is currently being arranged to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the reservoir that is not only a crucial part of the Severn Trent Water system but also an iconic honey pot for visitors from far and wide who enjoy exercise, wildlife and the big outdoors.

On Saturday, May 20, there will be a wide range of games, stalls and attractions on offer to visitors, chiefly adjacent to Visitor Centre, but locations like the Wildlife Centre are also likely to prove popular venues, too. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for brilliant weather on the day.

 

WONDERS AWAIT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

Unfortunately, our January indoor meeting had to be postponed (Ken Smith, our planned speaker, will however be returning in the autumn!), but either side of that we were treated to two presentations packed with brilliant photographs, both of which involved a quick trip across the Atlantic.

In December, Tony Davison spoke about ‘winter birding in New Jersey’ and the amazing diversity of birdlife that exists in the 130 miles of heavily ‘lagooned’ coastline along this stretch of America’s eastern seaboard. Though also a prime holiday location for US citizens, the birds don’t seem to mind sharing!

Then, in February, Paul Bingham kindly stepped into the breach at short notice to speak immediately after our postponed AGM about the birdlife of Costa Rica. If New Jersey’s birdlife was exciting, then the wildlife of this small country (about the size of Wales) 3,500 kilometres south is quite simply breathtaking.

Costa Rica is well known for its exotic birds but the sheer volume of species is mind-boggling. Paul said he saw more birds there in two weeks (nearly 400 species!) than he had in 30 years birding in the UK. He slotted in some shots of other wildlife, including two- and three-toed sloths, a reptile or two and some wonderful butterflies (another astounding fact is that Costa Rica has more butterfly species than the whole of Africa). Paul’s mouth-watering talk left most of us in the audience wondering how we could pull together the funds to visit this stupendous country as soon as possible!

An eagerly-anticipated talk by Richard Pittam on 21 March will be the final event of our current indoor schedule, and planning is already underway on an interesting 2017-18 programme of talks.

 

WHAT’S ON

The final talk in our winter indoor meetings programme in March will see our very own webmaster Richard Pittam delighting us with an enigmatically titled presentation together with a selection of his excellent photos, and the following month the annual ‘wagtail walk’, in collaboration with Severn Trent, will go in search of the main prize, migrating Yellow Wagtails. Details as follows:

21 March                Talk by Richard Pittam: ‘What a Year this would be!’ – Henmore Rm, Visitor Centre (7.30pm)

25 April                   Wagtail walk – Visitor Centre (6pm)

A broader range of events – some regular and either arranged by Severn Trent Water or Derbyshire Wildlife Trust – are also on offer. Below are the offerings from now into spring. Some are chargeable and some are subject to booking, so it’s always worth checking for further details (call Severn Trent on 01629 540696, or Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188):

First Sunday of month – Birdwatching for Beginners – Meet Visitor Centre (10am-12 noon)

First weekend of month – Optics demonstrations  – RSPB shop, Visitor Centre (10am-4pm)

Every Tuesday/Sunday – Wildlife Centre volunteers on parade – Wildlife Centre (10am-3pm)

Third Saturday monthly – Family Forest School (charges apply) – Contact DWT to book

Last Saturday monthly – Sheepwash Spinners (wool-craft) – Information at Visitor Centre

6 March – Nature Tots – Owl Babies (charges apply) – Contact DWT to book

3 April – Nature Tots – Spring Flowers (charges apply) – Visitor Centre (10.30am-12noon)

9 April – Walk and cycle ride in aid of Teenage Cancer – For information call 01773 596073 /(organised by Vaillant Group UK)  07767 377968

23 April   ‘Collie chaos’ (details to be confirmed) – TBC

20 May – Carsington Water 25th anniversary fun day               Visitor Centre (10am-4pm)

 

KNOW YOUR COMMITTEE – Here are the club officials and their contact details……..
       
Committee Post Name Telephone Email Address
Secretary Paul Hicking 01773 827727 paulandsteph@hicking.plus.com
Treasurer / Membership John Follett 01332 834778 johnlfollett@virginmedia.com
Recorders Clive Ashton /

Dave Newcombe

01629 823316

n/a

cliveashton@btinternet.com

danewcombe@hotmail.co.uk

Publications / Indoor Meetings Gary Atkins 01335 370773 garysatkins@aol.com
Ex-officio

 

Jon Bradley

Roger Carrington

Chris Lamb

01773 852526

01629 583816

01629 820890

jonathan.bradley4@btinternet.com

rcarrington_matlock@yahoo.co.uk

cflamb@yahoo.co.uk

…..and the website address   –   http://www.carsingtonbirdclub.co.uk
Webmaster Richard Pittam n/a Contact Richard via the website

 

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