Monthly Archives: January 2015

More barn owl sightings in Ackworth

While driving home to Hemsworth we had a barn owl fly low over the road just on the outskirts of Ackworth around the marshy end of the school playing field along Barnsley Road. This is a new location for this … Continue reading

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Kestrel and barn owls in Ackworth

Earlier this week, I noticed some bird droppings at the base of a wall at Ackworth School. Amongst the droppings, I could see that there were many pellets. I checked the spot on two consecutive evenings and I found that a kestrel … Continue reading

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Comet Lovejoy

The sky is clear and Comet Lovejoy is very visible if you use binoculars. It will be on show tonight and for the next few nights and it is easy to find because of its proximity to the head of … Continue reading

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January meeting: Change to programme

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Annual General Meeting will be postponed from the January meeting until the February meeting and there will also be a change of speaker. However, the one thing that remains the same is that the lecture … Continue reading

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Wakefield RSPB Members Group Prestige Lecture

One of the RSPB’s longest serving staff members will be visiting Ossett on Thursday 22 January to give a talk entitled ‘Birds without Borders’, a presentation using some of the latest research findings and illustrated with his own photographs from … Continue reading

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