Category: Events

To help everyone through lockdown, we ran a series of much-enjoyed virtual talks at and after the Annual Conference.

With spring and the easing of lockdown, we have paused these events. Keep an eye on this website though, as we will have more, including an exciting one in July.

SOS Annual General Meeting 2021

The Sussex Ornithological Society Annual General Meeting will be held by Zoom on Friday 7th May 2021 at 7pm. Members of Sussex Ornithological Society are invited to attend and vote at the Zoom AGM (if you have not already voted by post or email). If you would like to be sent a Zoom link then […]

April mid-week walks (members only)

 We are able to offer the following two walks this month led by Val Bentley in her local patch at Henfield.   These were planned for February, but had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.   Please note that the “rule of 6” applies, and hence the group will be limited to the leader plus […]

Virtual Talks Update

The SOS is grateful to all the guest speakers who helped us through lockdown with their fascinating talks. We hope you were able to watch them and of course if you missed them you can still watch on our YouTube channel. With the coming of spring, we are pausing these events, but check upcoming talks  […]

Q and A: Dr Mark Eaton Talk

Dr Mark Eaton’s talk on the work of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel is now available to watch on the SOS YouTube channel and his answers to a few extra questions are below.   Question Answer(s) 1 As a species that is fairly common as a breeder in the SE why is the Peregrine on […]

Q and A: Jim Glover Talk

This was another very well attended talk with lots of questions (see SOS YouTube channel). Only two questions were left over and Jim has kindly answered these below.   Question Answer(s) 1 You mentioned Hen Harrier. What are the conservation objectives at Pulborough, for this species? It is quite a while since I was responsible […]

Q and A: Honey-buzzard Talk

This was another well-attended talk with lots of questions. A few questions were missed due to lack of time or answered incompletely and these are addressed below. Please see also question 14, with a corrected answer compared to what was stated in the talk.   Question Answer(s) 1 Do honey buzzards eat bees as well […]

Q and A: Henfield Talk

Just one unanswered question from Mike Russell’s talk on Henfield and its birds (now on our YouTube channel).   Question Answer(s) 1 Has the Henfield Bird Group been able to bring about any habitat improvements in the area or influence any local landowners to manage their land for nature? Henfield Birdwatch hasn’t liaised directly with […]

Q and A: Wild New Forest Talk

On Wednesday 17th February Marcus Ward, chair of Hampshire Ornithological Society’s Scientific Committee and co-founder of Wild New Forest, gave us a fascinating insight into some of the birds of this beautiful area. If you missed it you can still watch it on our YouTube Channel. Mya Bambrick ran the Q and A session at […]

Q and A: Autumn Migration Talk

On Wednesday 10th February, Matt Eade gave a very interesting talk on Autumn Bird Migration in Sussex. If you missed it you can still watch it on our YouTube Channel. We ran out of time for Matt to answer all the questions that were submitted but he has subsequently provided answers for them and they’re […]

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