Author: Val Bentley

SOS New Year Bird Race

Hot on the heels of the Bird Report, your winter newsletter should be with you very soon.  Slight delay due to the handover from Anthony to Martin, which did not go quite as smoothly as they would have liked – grateful thanks to both for persevering! There will be a article on how you can […]

Sussex Bird Report 2019 – corrigenda

If you haven’t received your 2019 Sussex Bird Report, you will soon!  A couple of errors have come to light in the Ringing Report: The figures in in the table on p222 were reversed, so it should read: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total RBRG Others 51,020 34,752 16,268 31,700 15,883 15,817 28,683 […]

Covid-19 restriction – Walks

The Covid-19 restrictions which apply from Thursday 5th November unfortunately mean that the number-limited outings which we have recently restarted, will need to be put on hold again until further notice.  Looks as though we will be back to birding in our own local areas again, and mostly solo.  However, there have been some interesting […]

No better time than NOW to join SOS!

Membership is still only £14 p.a. (£17 joint). If you join before the end of 2020 your membership will run to the end of December 2021, so you will get THREE Sussex Bird Reports for your year’s subscription – the most recent (2018), the 2019 edition, due out before Christmas, PLUS the 2020 report which […]

SOS Field Outings Programme Update

As you know, when the UK Government instigated a “lockdown” we, like many similar organisations operating outings for members, suspended our 2020 Outings programme. The UK Government eased some restrictions and as a consequence we are trying a partial reopening of the Outings Programme. I had planned to lead walks at Arlington Reservoir (Sunday 6th […]

SOS Fieldworkers Meeting cancelled

Having tried to remain optimistic over the summer, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the SOS Fieldworkers Meeting due to take place on October 3rd. We held back the decision on whether to go ahead in the hope that Covid restrictions would be relaxed sufficiently for indoor gatherings of largish groups of people to be […]

Share and Learn Birdsong via Zoom 

  Many of us are listening to the birds around us more intently than ever this spring. Some are wondering what bird is making which noise. Others are wondering when they will be able to hear some of their favourite birds again. To help keep us connected during lockdown, SOS member Charlie Peverett is running […]

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