Author Archives: Eddie Andrassy

Raptors on the move

An osprey was recorded flying low over Stanley Ferry Flash today, it was heading north, mobbed by carrion crows, Red kites have also been recorded on several days lately at Wintersett and Anglers CP.

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Spring migrants at Pugneys CP

A few interesting birds at Pugneys this morning, with two common scoter on main lake , two white wagtails and willow warbler, blackcap and wheatear all arriving. .

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Tern passage at Pugneys Country Park

Arctic terns were on the move through Yorkshire today helped by easterly winds with 12 non stop over Pugneys going NE. at mid day. Also there were 4 white wagtails on the north grass bank until dog walkers arrived.

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AGM report

This evening’s meeting was the society’s AGM and our president John Gardner breezed through this formality with his usual speed and good humour. There was some discussion about increasing the annual subscriptions due to the speakers fees and there was … Continue reading

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October meeting: Manitoba by Ron Marshall

 Thanks to Ron Marshall from Barnsley for standing in at short notice at the October meeting. As always,  Ron gave us a most interesting talk illustrated with his professional grade photos of a trip he took with his wife to Manitoba in June. He … Continue reading

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March Meeting: Birds of Cuba

Glyn Hudson from Rotherham was our guest speaker at the  March 12th meeting. His talk was about the birds of Cuba, an island that he has visited several times, attracted by the wonderful birdlife and the cheerful laid back attitude … Continue reading

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February meeting: ‘Flight’ by Francis Hickenbottom

Tonight, our very own professor Brian Cox aka Francis Hickenbottom was our speaker for the February meeting.  Entitled ‘Flight’ Francis gave us an interesting talk about how birds wings are designed to help them live in specific habitats. He explained the dynamics … Continue reading

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