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Author: Val Bentley

YOUR SOCIETY NEEDS YOU!

Sussex Ornithological Society Council positions are held for five years from the date of the Annual General Meeting, so we are always looking for new volunteers from the membership to get involved with the running of the Society. In 2020, there will be vacancies for the positions of Secretary, Newsletter Editor, and Surveys and Projects […]

New Year Bird Race – latest

Now 18 Teams (surely a record?) have completed their Race, and the totals stand at 107  Ruff ‘n’ready (Tim Squire, Josh MacCallum Stewart) 97 The Martlets (Peter Plant, Hugh Horne, Peter Davis, Sophie May Lewis, Gary Trew) 96 Dynamic Duo (Elliot Chandler, John Thorogood) 96  Mike’s Mergansers (Mike English, Jan Jupp, Lesley Milward, Mike Russell, […]

New Year Bird Race 2019

If you are planning to do the Race – remember it has to be during the first two weeks of January – don’t forget to let me know and to ask for a Race pack. My team are up for it again! Val Bentley: chetsford@talk21.com or ring 01273 494723

SOS Annual Conference 2019

There are still places at the Annual Conference for SOS members on Saturday 26th January at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath. Tim Squire has put together a really interesting  programme:  Mark Mallalieu on the extraordinary influx of Hawfinches in the winter of 2017/18 (he seems to be finding more this winter!), Rachel White from Brighton University […]

Late arrival of Swifts back to the UK

It would appear that the bad weather conditions in the Mediterranean area are the main cause of Swifts being held up at present – 18th May.  Wet and windy conditions are being reported through the Swifts Local Network  and causing members from all over the British Isles to be concerned that many of their local […]

Brighton Swift City Urban Nature Caseworker

As part of the effort to protect Brighton’s vulnerable Swift population, the RSPB is looking for someone in the Brighton & Hove area to monitor planning applications which could offer opportunities to incorporate nesting spaces for Swifts and other at-risk urban species and encourage the local authority to press for inclusion of such measures in […]

Nightingales in a Sussex Wood -BBC Radio

Thought members and others might be interested in the following: On the 7 May BBC from 00.30 to 03.30 Radio 3 will be broadcasting a Slow Radio experience – the sounds of Nightingales recorded in a Sussex wood this April. Four musicians spent the night in the woods responding musically to the sounds of nightingales […]

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