West Midland Bird Club

The Bulletin

The club publishes a Bulletin (ISSN ) five times each year, with news of recent sightings and ringing notes, short one-off articles, and details of Club activities. It is free to members. 

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Below are pictures and details of those from the last decade — select the thumbnail for a larger image.

Bulletins; most recent issue first
Issue date (and number) Cover
(and image credit)
Details
December 2010 (455) [link to large image of Bulletin 455]
Water Pipit
(Roger Hancox)
 
September 2010 (454) [link to large image of Bulletin 454]
Dipper
(Phil Jones)
 
July 2010 (453) [link to large image of Bulletin 453]
House Sparrow
(Phil Jones)
 
May 2010 (452) [link to large image of Bulletin 452]
Black Tern
(Phil Jones)
 
March 2010 (451) [link to large image of Bulletin 451]
Grey Herons
(John Teasdale)
 
December 2009 (450) [link to large image of Bulletin 450]
Green-winged Teal
(Phil Jones)
 
September 2009 (449) [link to large image of Bulletin 449]
Whinchat
(Brett Westwood)
 
July 2009 (448) [link to large image of Bulletin 448]
House Martins
(Roger Hancox)
 
May 2009 (447) [link to large image of Bulletin 447]
Whiskered Tern
(Phil Jones)
 
March 2009 (446) [link to large image of Bulletin 446]
Green Sandpiper
(Anon.)
 
December 2008 (445) [link to large image of Bulletin 445]
Merlin
(Terry Parker)
 
September 2008 (444) [link to large image of Bulletin 444]
Sabine's Gull
(Phil Jones and Rob Hume)
 
July 2008 (443) [link to large image of Bulletin 443]
Peregrine
(Terry Parker)
 
May 2008 (442) [link to large image of Bulletin 442]
Great Crested Grebes
(Phil Jones)
 
March 2008 (441) [link to large image of Bulletin 441]
Short-eared Owl
(Rob Hume)
 
December 2007 (440) [link to large image of Bulletin 440]
Firecrest
(Brett Westwood)
 
September 2007 (439) [link to large image of Bulletin 439]
Covers of past issues

Celebrated the 60th anniversary of our first Bulletin.

July 2007 (438) [link to large image of Bulletin 438]
Quail
(Brett Westwood)
 
May 2007 (437) [link to large image of Bulletin 437]
Cuckoo
(John Teasdale)
 
March 2007 (436) [link to large image of Bulletin 436]
Bullfinch
(Phil Jones)

Included an obituary for Margaret Surman; plus the 12- page Annual Activities Statement (previously published separately).

December 2006 (435) [link to large image of Bulletin 435]
Firecrest
(Mike Warren)

Included an obituary for Mike Rodgers.

September 2006 (434) [link to large image of Bulletin 434]
Goosander
(Terry Parker)
 
July 2006 (433) [link to large image of Bulletin 433]
Stonechat
(Brett Westwood)
Included an obituary to John Duncan Wood.
May 2006 (432) [link to large image of Bulletin 432]
Reed Bunting
(Brett Westwood)
 
March 2006 (431) [link to large image of Bulletin 431]
Common Crossbills
(Brett Westwood)
 
December 2005 (430) [link to large image of Bulletin 430]
Smew
(Phil Jones)
 
September 2005 (429) [link to large image of Bulletin 429]
Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint
(Roger Hancox)
 
July 2005 (428) [link to large image of Bulletin 428]
Barn Owl
(Roger Hancox)

The cover image was wrongly attributed to Rob Hume.

May 2005 (427) [link to large image of Bulletin 427]
Belted Kingfisher
(From a photograph by Steve Nuttall)
 
March 2005 (426) [link to large image of Bulletin 426]
Waxwings
(Terry Parker & Phil Jones)
 
December 2004 (425) [link to large image of Bulletin 425]
A painting
(Mike Warren)

Special 75th Anniversary edition.

September 2004 (424) [link to large image of Bulletin 424]
Spotted Sandpiper
(Rob Hume)
Osprey
(Phil Jones)
Black Terns
(Mike Warren)
 
July 2004 (423) [link to large image of Bulletin 423
Hobbies
(Roger Hancox)
 
May 2004 (422) [link to large image of Bulletin 422
Common Terns
(John Teasdale)
 
March 2004 (421) [link to large image of Bulletin 421
Sand Martin
(Terry Parker)
 
December 2003 (420) [link to large image of Bulletin 420]
Great Grey Shrike
(Phil Jones)
 
September 2003 (419) [link to large image of Bulletin 419]
Avocet
(Roger Hancox)
 
July 2003 (418) [link to large image of Bulletin 418]
Ringed Plover (with chick)
(Roger Hancox)

Andy Lawrence became editor.

The Club's new logo was used.

April 2003 (417) [link to large image of Bulletin 417]
Grey Heron
(Phil Jones)

Alan Richards again relinquished the role of editor.

February 2003 (416) [link to large image of Bulletin 416]
Common Starling
(Alan Richards)
 
Decmber 2002 (415) [link to large image of Bulletin 415]
Great Bittern
(Terry Parker)
 
September 2002 (414) [link to large image of Bulletin 414]
Little Egret
 
July 2002 (413) [link to large image of Bulletin 413]
Long- tailed Tits (detail)
(Terry Parker)
 
May 2002 (412) [link to large image of Bulletin 412]
Spotted Crake
(Mike Warren)
 
February 2002 (411) [link to large image of Bulletin 411]
Common Buzzard
(Alan Richards)

Alan Richards again stood in as acting editor.

December 2001 (410) [link to large image of Bulletin 410]
Redwing
(Alan Richards)

Liz Palmer's last Bulletin as editor.

September 2001 (409) [link to large image of Bulletin 409]
Ring Ouzel
(R. A. Hume)
 
June 2001 (408) [link to large image of Bulletin 408]
Golden Oriole
(R. A. Hume)
 
April 2001 (407) [link to large image of Bulletin 407]
Water Rail
(Alan Richards)
 
February 2001 (406) [link to large image of Bulletin 406]
Dipper
(Margaret Wheeler)
 
December 2000 (405) [link to large image of Bulletin 405]
Rook
(Anon)
 
September 2000 (404) [link to large image of Bulletin 404]
"Pensive Pee-wit"(Lapwing)
(R. H. Hume)
 
June 2000 (403) [link to large image of Bulletin 403]
Wood Warbler
(R. A. Hume)
 
April 2000 (402) [link to large image of Bulletin 402]
Cuckoo
(Jim Winsper)
 
Feb 2000 (401) [link to large image of Bulletin 401]
Waxwing
(Alan Richards)

Liz Palmer took over as Editor, from Alan Richards.

December 1999 (400) [link to large image of Bulletin 400]
Robin
(Mike Wilkes FRPS)

The 400th edition was marked with a colour photograph cover, and included a history of the Club to that date, and a message from Club President Bill Oddie.

October 1999 (399) [link to large image of Bulletin 399]
Red-necked Phalarope
(Alan Richards)
 
August 1999 (398) [link to large image of Bulletin 398]
Woodchat Shrike
(Anon)
 
May 1999 (397) [link to large image of Bulletin 397]
Common Swifts
(Alan Richards)
 
February 1999 (396) [link to large image of Bulletin 396]
Great Tit on Coconut
(Jack Dore)

This slim issue had a black & white, paper cover, being hastily put together by Alan Richards, who became Acting Editor after the sad loss of Paul South.

December 1998 (395) [link to large image of Bulletin 395]
Smew
(Terry Parker)
 
September 1998 (394) [link to large image of Bulletin 394]
Hen Harrier
(John Broadbent)
 
July 1998 (393A) [link to large image of Bulletin 393A]
Jay
(Terry Parker)

The June 1998 Bulletin was followed by this supplement, raising issues about the future organisation of the Club.

June 1998 (393) [link to large image of Bulletin 393]
Magpie
(Terry Parker)

Included an article on Woodlarks and another on Rare Skuas.

April 1998 (392) [link to large image of Bulletin 392]
Great Grey Shrike
(Anon)
 
February 1998 (391) [link to large image of Bulletin 391]
Lapwings
(Anon)

From this issue, each Bulletin has had a unique cover.

1997

February (386)
April (387)
July (388)
September (389)
December (390)

[link to large image of the 1997-style Bulletin]
Tawny Owl
(Terry Parker)

From 1997, Bulletins were printed as A5 booklets, but with the same image on each card cover.

December 1996 (385) [link to large image of Bulletin 385]

Issue 385, the last in A4 format,  included a Review of 'Draycote 25' and Ringing Notes.

February/ March 1995 (377) [link to large image of Bulletin 377]
Ruddy Ducks
("JTB")
Paul quickly introduced this new design. The cover image was used for the next two years.
January/ February 1995 (376) [link to large image of Bulletin 376]

By this issue, the Bulletin, still A4, was folded and stapled, with a colour masthead and 8 pages. The new editor was J P (Paul) South.

November/ December 1993 (370) [link to large image of Bulletin 370]

The editor in 1993 was Peter Rollin.

May/ June 1984 (313) [link to large image of Bulletin 313]

For a long time, Bulletins were in this format; typed A4 sheets, stapled together in one corner.

This issue included an article about birds seen by Edith Holden.

The editor in 1984 was Peter Dedicoat.

September 1947 (1) [link to large image of Bulletin number 1]

Our first bulletin was a single, one-sided sheet, edited by C. A. Norris. Included plans for a field trip to Bittell Reservoirs, and a BTO survey about Tits opening milk bottles!

Read our first Bulletin!

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Ornithology in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands county, since 1929.

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