West Midland Bird Club

Birding Events, in the West Midland Region, in November 2006

This page records past events. For future events, please see our current diary pages.

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Diary for November 2006
Day, Date & Time Event Venue Details
Wednesday 1 WMBC Anniversary   77th anniversary of the founding of the Birmingham Bird Club (as the West Midland Bird Club was then known) in 1929.
Friday 3
7:309:30pm
WMBC Solihull Branch indoor meeting. Solihull College, New Lecture Rooms, Blossomfield Road, Solihull
B91 1SB
(SP142790 *).
Steve Magennis: The Farne Islands and the Bass Rock
Steve makes his first visit to us following successful talks at our Coventry and Warwickshire branch.
Wednesday 8
10:00am12:30pm
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust * indoor meeting. West Midlands Bridge Club *, 909 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3EP
(SP159795 *)
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Ian Andrews: Wildlife Odyssey
Wednesday 8
7:309:30pm
WMBC Coventry & Warwickshire Branch indoor meeting. Odd Fellows' Hall, 6, Clarence Terrace, Warwick Street, Leamington Spa CV32 5LD
(SP315660 *).
Mike Wilkes: Zimbabwe
Wednesday 8
7:309:30pm
RSPB Stourbridge Local Group indoor meeting. Stourbridge Town Hall *, Crown Centre, Stourbridge DY8 1YE
(SO900843 *)
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Alan Shepherd: Worcestershire's Vanishing Wetlands
Friday 10Sunday 12 WMBC Birmingham Branch Norfolk weekend field trip. The Beaumaris Hotel *, Sheringham, Norfolk

Visiting Hickling Broad and Stubb Mill; Salthouse (Cley), Holkham and Titchwell — weather, tides and birds (of course) may decide detail. Waders, wildfowl and sea birds are certain, winter migrants: Snow Bunting, Shore Lark etc.; perhaps Cranes, Harriers and Owls, who knows? Tremendous potential.

Cost: Around £44 per person per night. A deposit of £20 per person required, with cheques made payable to ‘The Beaumaris Hotel’. Car sharing on Saturday may be more practical to minimise convoy size.

Friday 10 60th birthday of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust *.   Founded in 1946 by the artist and naturalist Sir Peter Scott.
Friday 10
7:309:30pm
WMBC Stafford Branch indoor meeting. The Centre for The Blind, North Walls, Stafford ST16 3AD (SJ923233 *). John Lawton Roberts: Birds of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
(Note change to advertised speaker)
Friday 10
7:309:30pm
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust * indoor meeting. Methodist Hall, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG (SP199545 *). Ron HIll: Wildlife Gardening.
Tuesday 14
7:309:30pm
RSPB Solihull Local Group indoor meeting. Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull B91 3RQ
(SP153792 *)
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Ian Rowlands: Spitzbergen To South Georgia
Wednesday 15
7:309:30pm
RSPB Walsall Local Group * indoor meeting. St Mary's Primary School, Jesson Road, Walsall WS1 3AY
(SP019977 *)
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Barry Mason: The Brilliant Kingfisher
Barry will give an illustrated talk on what is, perhaps, our most-loved, yet highly-elusive, bird.
Friday 17
7:309:30pm
WMBC Tamworth Branch indoor meeting. Philip Dix Centre, Corporation Street, Tamworth B79 7DN
(SK206041 *).
Brian Draper: The River Severn Part 2
Brian is a very entertaining and knowledgeable speaker who will entertain us with his stories and anecdotes about the river.
Friday 17
7:309:30pm
The Coventry Cambrian Society *. Beechwood Tennis Club, Beechwood Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6FQ
(SP315776)
A talk about Bardsey Island. All welcome, tickets £4
Saturday 18
9:3011:30am
Bird Ringing RSPB Sandwell Valley, 20 Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 5AG
(SP035928 *)
.
Fee; booking essential.
Wednesday 22
7:309:30pm
WMBC Kidderminster Branch indoor meeting. St. Oswald's Church Centre, Broadwaters Drive, Kidderminster DY10 2RY
(SO841779 *).
John Robinson: 50 Years of Bird Photography
Thursday 23
7:309:30pm
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust * indoor meeting. W.I. Hall, Union Road, Solihull B91 3DH (SP155798 *). Roy Ledbury: Wildlife in Solihull.
Sunday 26
7:30am7:30pm
WMBC Birmingham Branch field trip. Formby Point */ RSPB Marshside, Southport *. A new venture with woodland, and sand dunes at the seaside and then coastal wetlands for probable wildfowl and raptors — plus Red Squirrels!
Sunday 26
9:00am6:00pm
WMBC Kidderminster Branch field trip. Slimbridge * A full day visit to this popular WWT reserve on the banks of the River Severn. Travel will be by minibus, from the Broadwaters car park. The cost will be £10.00 plus the entrance fee to the reserve. A non-returnable deposit of £5 will be required to book your place on the bus.
Sunday 26
10:30am1:30pm
Birdwatching Basics (part 2) RSPB Sandwell Valley, 20 Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 5AG
(SP035928 *)
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Fee; booking essential.
Wednesday 29
7:309:30pm
WMBC Birmingham Branch indoor meeting. Birmingham Medical Institute, Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3AF
(SP052858 *)
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Graham Bell: Siberian Dream
Graham was eleven when his parents bought him the Witherby Handbook.  He could not believe his eyes in seeing an illustration of a pink gull, and decided then that to see this bird was his ambition. His talk describes the fulfilment of that dream.

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