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 Posted by on June 10, 2011

CBC Meeting Schedule for 2020/21

All CBC indoor meetings are held in the ‘Henmore Room’ in Carsington Water’s main centre and they start at 19.30h. Entrance fee is £2.00 to members and £2.50 to guests – Parking is free.


to be confirmed –  in view of the current Coronavirus restrictions…

Programme 2021 as below…

** Wednesday, 13th January (7.30pm) **

Derby RSPB group has arranged for Leek’s Dr Michael Leach to give a talk entitled “In the Blink of an Eye”.   A veteran of BBC and independent TV film documentaries, Michael has been a wildlife photographer and author since 1977.  His photographs have appeared in more than 1,000 publications, and he has published 36 books under his own name.  He has travelled to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth, and the amazing photos in this talk will reveal aspects of animals’ lives that are invisible without the use of high-speed photography that is beyond the capabilities of normal human perception.

The Zoom link will be posted here shortly.

** TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 ** – Talk: We have Ian Newton travelling north from his home patch to tell us about the wildlife highlights of Lesvos, the Greek island that is a true birding haven.

** SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 ** – Outing: After a 12-month absence, club trips resume with a short journey to the RSPB reserve at Old Moor, generally an excellent site with a good range of birds and the occasional surprise.  Meet 10am and bring own refreshments.  If you intend to come along, please inform Chris Lamb (phone 01629 820890 or by e-mail at cflamb@yahoo.co.uk).

** TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 ** – Talk: Our annual joint meeting with DOS will feature a fascinating talk by on the creation and maintenance of a private wildlife sanctuary, along with some of the delightful creatures he has attracted there.

** TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 ** – Talk: Nigel Slater returns to describe his visits to the Scilly Isles and show us some of fabulous wildlife he has encountered during island-hopping sorties.

Other Activities

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

Outdoor Activities:

For Severn Trent’s spring programme, it’s often sensible to book a place with the visitor centre (on 01629 540696).

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