Programme of indoor meetings from 

1 January 2003 to end of 2003

Our indoor meetings are held at 1930hrs on the first Thursday of each month (September to May inclusive) in the Central United Reformed Church (situated at the corner of Chapel Walk and Norfolk Street) A small charge is made for entrance.


1.Until further notice the meetings will be held in the Library Theatre. The entrance is between the Central Library and the Lyceum Theatre. Refreshments are not available at this venue.

2. The April 03 meeting will be held in the Lower Meeting Room at the Victoria Hall Norfolk St. (Entrance from George Street.         Refreshments are not available at this meeting.



Thursday 2nd

Bird Migration in Kent - Chris Bradshaw

Chris lives in Gillingham, Kent, is a very knowledgeable bird watcher and leads bird watching holidays for Birdwatching Breaks to many parts of the world. He is Chairman of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East Conservation and Research Committee and has written several papers and articles relating to birds. 


Thursday 6th

Bulgaria in the 21st Century "A Birder's and Botanist's Dream" - Bob and Ann Scott

Bob and Ann retired from the RSPB in 1997 after a combined employment of 60 years. They worked as Head of Reserves Management and Senior Wildlife Advisor respectively. They are both very experienced bird and natural history tour leaders, having lead tours in many parts of the world since 1979.


Thursday 6th

Birds of India - Colin Kirtland

Colin is a keen amateur birdwatcher and photographer. He is an overseas tour leader for Ornitholidays.


Note change of venue (See Note 2 above)

Thursday 3rd

Wanderings in South America, Brazil, Argentina and Chile - Peter Williamson

Peter is a very experienced birdwatcher and is well known in the Wakefield and Huddersfield areas


Thursday 1st

Owls of the World - Michael Leach

Michael is a full-time author and photographer of wildlife. Has written 13 books and has contributed articles to many newspapers and magazines. His photographs have appeared in over 600 books. He spent 5 years as a cameraman making wildlife films for both the BBC and ITV. Has spoken to the Group on more than one occasion - we certainly look forward to his visit.


Thursday 4th

Magazines & the Art of Bird Photography - David Cromack

David is editor of "Bird Watching" magazine. He is an experienced journalist, is a Committee member and does volunteer survey work for the BTO. Has traveled in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East


Thursday 2nd

Birding, South Yorkshire - Alan and Susan Parker

Alan and Susan need no introduction! They are local birders and have spoken to our Group many times. They are professional photographers with images being published in numerous magazines, books and etc. Teach bird identification and bird watching skills in the South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire regions. Have been giving illustrated talks for over twenty years.


Thursday 6th

A Taste of Tanzia - Tony Hamblin

Author and prize winning photographer. Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Member of the Zoological Photographic Club with photographs regularly published in many magazines and books. Tony is known to the Group, having talked to us previously.


Thursday 4th

Apache Winter - Gordon Langsbury

A professional wildlife photographer, lecturer and author with photographs appearing regularly in wildlife magazines, books and on television. Tour leader with Abercrombie & Kent, taking groups to Florida. President of Reading Ornithological Club.

Members will be informed of additional events when they are arranged

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