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12:40pm Monday 11th November 2013
The next meeting of the RSPB Watford Local Group will be on Wednesday 13 November, when Ken Panchen will give a talk on Birds of Ethiopia. Our first coach trip of the season will be to Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve in West Sussex, on Sunday 17 November. Our local John Hurrell walk will be on Thursday 21 November at Bentley Priory
6:30am Friday 27th September 2013
The next indoor meeting of the RSPB Watford Local Group will be on Wednesday 9 October. There will be a shared transport trip on Sunday 13 October. Our local John Hurrell walk will be on Tuesday 15 October.
7:37pm Wednesday 28th August 2013
The new season of activities for the RSPB Watford Local Group opens on Wednesday 11 September with a talk by our local naturalist Andy Sands on Secret Britain – A Journey Through Nature. As usual our meeting will be held at the Stanborough Centre, Stanborough Park Church, 609 St Albans Road Watford WD25 9JL starting at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm. Entrance costs £3, which includes light refreshments. All are welcome.
10:42pm Tuesday 4th June 2013
Our next indoor meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 June. Following a short AGM three of our members will give illustrated talks about birds they have seen at home and abroad. This will be the final indoor meeting of this season, the new season starts in September. Our next local John Hurrell walk will be on Thursday 20 June in Cassiobury Park.
10:46pm Monday 18th March 2013
Wednesday 10 April Jonathan Forgham will give an illustrated talk on The Carmargue. This great wetland region, at the mouth of the River Rhone in southern France, may be famous for its horses but it is an amazing area for birds too. The meeting will be held at the Stanborough Centre, starting at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm. There will be John Hurrell walks in Ver Valley, St Albans, on Thursday 21 March, and at Tyttenhanger, London Colney,on Wednesday 24 April.
3:31pm Sunday 6th January 2013
On Wednesday 9 January, Melanie and Andrew Jardine, long term members of our Group, will talk about their travels in Argentina in “Buenos Aires, Buenas Aves”. The next local John Hurrell walk will be on Tuesday 15 January Cassiobury Park
1:45am Thursday 6th December 2012
6:19pm Sunday 11th November 2012
7:54pm Monday 8th October 2012
Our next indoor meeting on Wednesday 10 October will take us to the far north west of the British Isles “Going Wild in the Hebrides”. Our local John Hurrell walk will be on Wednesday 17 October in Cassiobury Park.
8:26pm Monday 11th June 2012
7:03pm Saturday 28th April 2012
2:20pm Tuesday 10th April 2012
David Elcome will be the speaker at our next indoor meeting on Wednesday 11 April. The meeting will start at 8pm at the Stanborough Centre, Stanborough Park Church, 609 St Albans Road, Watford WD25 9JL. Entry costs £3, including light refreshments and all are welcome. David, a retired officer from the RSPB, will give the non-birding talk of the season on “Wild Orchids”. He has long been interested in these amazing plants and will describe their bizarre lifestyles, with tales of bribery, deception and seduction.
8:11pm Monday 7th February 2011
8:52pm Friday 2nd March 2012
1:00pm Tuesday 7th February 2012
11:59am Monday 9th January 2012
1:15am Wednesday 9th November 2011
8:48pm Monday 10th October 2011
Our October meeting will be on Wednesday 12 October at the Stanborough Centre, Stanborough Park Church, 609 St Albans Road Watford WD25 9JL. As usual the doors will open at 7.30pm and the meeting will start at 8pm. Richard Revels will present a new digital show on Wild South Wales, featuring the plants, insects and seashore wildlife of the Gower Peninsula. He will also talk about the birds of Skokholm, a small island off the Pembrokeshire coast.
11:36pm Wednesday 7th September 2011
11:42pm Friday 3rd June 2011
At our meeting on 11 May Chris Ward gave us an illustrated talk about wildlife in the North and east of Majorca. His excellent photographs and his inclusive presentation made it a most enjoyable experience even for those who had not visited the island.
8:39pm Thursday 2nd September 2010
9:12pm Tuesday 2nd November 2010
1:40am Monday 13th September 2010
5:10pm Wednesday 13th January 2010
10:42pm Monday 7th December 2009
Our indoor study of migrant swans was followed by a coach trip to see them in action. Our next meeting will look at wildlife in warmer climes, followed by a chance to take in some local fresh air before Christmas. Seasons Greetings to all.
10:49pm Wednesday 7th October 2009
9:06am Wednesday 19th August 2009
4:52pm Tuesday 26th May 2009
At our monthly indoor meeting on 13 May Jill Carey gave a very amusing illustrated talk about her trip across the north of Australia in search of birds, many of which have similar names to ours in Britain but may be quite different. Magpies are black and white but have many different patterns. The fairy wrens are tiny and are very colourful. The sulphur crested cockatoos and rose and grey galahs are special to Australia, as are the flocks of wild budgerigars. The white-breasted sea eagle has a 2 metre wing span and the wedge tailed eagle is even larger A large family of birds are the honey eaters which are the key to the pollination of many trees and shrubs. A most unusual bird is the frogmouth which spends the day sitting motionless in a tree looking like a branch, feeding at dusk on moths and other insects which it collects in flight in its huge bristly mouth. During their trip Jill and her party managed to see some 500 different species out of Australia’s 800 or so bird species.
5:00pm Saturday 25th April 2009
Your Say Your Watford
Dorothy sympathises with those who will have to pay the extra £2 per day to park. Will that sympathy turn into action, or is it just sympathy? I'm sure all the people who work there and have to stump up the extra cash - £480 per year - will be thankful of her sympathy. There must be a better way. When will the council stop persecuting the motorists of Watford? − Phil Cox (UKIP)Watford Borough Council approve multi-million pound revamp plan for 'under-achieving' Watford Business Park »
This makes no sense at all. So, all they are doing is pushing the cost of the re-development to the hard working employees of the companies who have the misfortune of being located there. − Watford 72Watford Borough Council approve multi-million pound revamp plan for 'under-achieving' Watford Business Park »