Please find details below for this year's Herts Bird Club & BTO Conference:
Saturday 2nd March 2019, 2pm - 5:30pm
Affinity Water Office, Tamblin Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EZ
As usual there is a packed programme of presentations and talks as well as the usual stalls, raffle, bird ID and Herts bird photo competitions. Admission is £5 on the door
Warm thanks go to Affinity Water for once again hosting this popular event. Click Directions to download a map.
2:00 Welcome – Peter Delaloye, Chairman, Herts Bird Club
Affinity Water Update on the water situation in Hertfordshire – Alister Leggatt
2:05 Swifts – Vicky Duxbury
2:25 Whinchats – Martin Ketcher
Martin Ketcher is a life-long birder and currently the BTO representative for Hertfordshire. Since 2011 he has combined working part-time for HMWT as Water Vole Conservation (and Invasive Non-native Species) Officer with residential volunteering for the RSPB in Northern England with a special focus on a RAS on Whinchat
3:05 BTO Update – Murray Orchard/Martin Ketcher
4:00 Review of the Year, including the finding of the pallid harrier at Therfield Heath – Graham Knight and Stuart Cossey
4:30 Owls – Secrets of the Night – Hugh Hanmer, BTO
Hugh Hanmer is a BTO Research Ecologist and the coordinator for Project Owl. In addition to owls, Hugh works primarily on urban, demography and agri-environment scheme research projects. A bird ringer from a young age, he did a PhD at the University of Reading on urban birds prior to joining BTO.
5:05 Competition results and raffle draw