Trip Reports

  • Tuesday 21 January – Pensford Leaders: Nick Hawkridge and Mark Watson Tuesday January 21st, 2020

    The group met at 10:00 on a foggy cold day with the sun having little impact on the temperature. Geoff Harris was unable to lead so Nick Hawkridge and Mark Watson stepped up. We set off looking for the Dipper but it was not about, so instead we took the opportunity of looking at the 1968 high water levels marked on the walls. Slowly we added species to our list and were pleased to see 22 Long-Tailed Tits and at coffee break a Skylark was heard. Later additions included Nuthatch, Treecreeper and 40 plus Redwings. The sun finally broke through just before we returned to the cars and some warmth seeped into cold bones. Thanks to Nick and Mark for an enjoyable morning. Beth Yates

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The Bristol Ornithological Club (BOC) was founded, in 1966, to promote, encourage and co-ordinate the scientific study of ornithology in all its branches in the Bristol area.

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  • To publish a monthly bulletin, entitled Bird News, and a journal Bristol Ornithology. *
  • Encourage beginners in ornithology, by assistance in the field and through special indoor meetings.
  • Support and assist conservation projects by active co-operation with local organisations.
  • Promote the special study areas at Chew Valley Lake .
  • Promote field research by co-operative and individual studies.
  • Hold regular indoor and field meetings throughout the year.

* Bristol Ornithology will take the form of papers and short notes by members, and a review of that year’s events and activities. Members also receive the Avon Bird Report (published jointly with the Avon Ornithological Group) which is a systematic list report of the birds of the area).

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