Herts Bird Club Spring meeting
Saturday 11 March 2017 from 2.00 until 5.30pm
Venue: offices of Affinity Water, Tamblin Way, Hatfield AL10 9EZ
Join us at the annual Herts Bird Club / BTO 2017 conference - all wecome, a great afternoon and a chance to meet other Herts birders.
The programme is packed with bird watching, monitoring and natural history interest.
Session 1 - chair - Peter Delaloye
2.00 Welcome and introductions - Peter Delaloye (Chairman, Herts Bird Club)
2.05 Terns and gulls - can they co-exist on rafts? - Graham White (RSPB)
2.50 Monitoring breeding birds - Hertfordshire and beyond - Sarah Harris (BTO)
3,30 Break for refreshments (courtesy of Affinity Water)
Session 2 - Chair - Alan Gardiner (Herts Bird Recorder)
4.10 All the best birds of 2016 - what did you miss? - Graham Knight
4.25 Tracking Green Sandpipers from Lemsford Springs - Ken Smith and Barry Trevis
5.15 Raffle draw, best bird photograph and competition results.
5.30 Close of conference
Admission is £5 (pay at the door).
There will be the usual range of stalls to visit during the tea interval, including bargain book offers at the HNHS bookstall.
Our brilliant books – Birds of Hertfordshire and Butterflies of Hertfordshire and Middlesex – will also be on sale
Free parking at Affinity Water's offices
Directions, see site plan and Map below - either enter Hatfield Business Park, at Green Lanes roundabout on A1001, into Hatfield Avenue, turn left into Mosquito Way and follow Mosquito Way to roundabout with Tamblin Way. From the south enter the business park from St Albans Road West and follow Mosquito Way to junction with Tamblin Way. (Note you cannot get to Tamblin way directly from the A1001, although it looks tempting on the map)
Organiser - Tim Hill, (Herts Bird Club).
Our warm thanks go to Affinity Water for, again, hosting this popular event.
Colour ringed Green Sandpiper by Katy Smith