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U3A Birdie Group - Nov 2019
by Tim Wright - 19:18 on 21 November 2019
Yesterday nine of us met at the Lochside in Holm despite the leader Trevor being laid up. Get well soon Trevor !
In his absence, we walked up to the Point but no further as it was windy but dry. On the loch were the usual Widgeon, Golden Eye, Long Tailed and Tufted ducks. However, a couple of Goosander were prominent. On the shore were Turnstones, Ring Plover and a distant Great Northern Diver.
We then went to the Lambsholm Quarry to look for the Blue Rock Thrush. We were unsuccessful on our short visit and it turned out it had not been see since Monday.
Finally we looked in at the 4th Barrier but no new species were seen. Our recorder Sally noted 31 different species. Then we were off to Robertson's for a warming soup and coffee. While there, a list of dates were passed around ready for next year's meetings.
So far the list stands as below
Jan 15th Trevor
Feb 19th Judy
March 18th Kate and Anne Gosman
April Liz's Trip to Grantown
May 20th Peter (?To Egilsay )
June 17th Anne and Ronnie
October 14th Sally
Nov 18th Tim
Sally and Liz are looking for people who were not there yesterday to come forward and volunteer to lead the group on the blank dates. This is not arduous and is well within the capabilities of everyone in the group.
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