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8 December, Isle of Sheppey. Leader Stephen Waters 07949646987
Meet up at the raptor point on the day, starting at 9.30. Contact Stephen in advance if you are planning to attend. Anyone who wants a lift on the day is advised to contact him well before the day as arranging lifts is on a first come basis. Wrap up well as it usually very cold.
5 January, Home Park. Leader Jonathan Hannam 0774 502 2695
For those coming by car, meet at Diana Fountain car park at 9.00hrs. For those coming by bus (111, 216, 411), please gather outside Lion Gate and wait for the group to join you by 9.30am. We will walk a short distance along the road and enter Home Park through the gate from the Walled Paddock. The walk will cover Long Water, Hampton Wick Pond, grassland and woodland. There should be plenty of water birds plus Winter Thrushes, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Woodpeckers and may be Little Owl.
19 January, Pagham Harbour. Leader Mike White 07981 037004
Meet Mike at the RSPB Pagham Visitor centre at 09.30am. We will visit the Ferry Hide and complete a circuit of the Tramway, before moving to Church Norton. If time/daylight permits, we may finish the day at either Selsey Bill or Medmerry. Most of the usual wildfowl including Goldeneye and Red-breasted Merganser should be on view in the harbour with Peregrine, Marsh Harrier and Short-eared Owl also likely. Toilets are located at the visitor centre, where hot drinks are also available.
Request for photographs
I am hoping to include photographs of the sites we visit whenever field outings are announced in the Newletter. To achieve this, I want to set up a library of site photographs. May I ask leaders to take, or have a photograph taken, of the sites you visit, so that these can be added to the library? I am also looking for photographs of species seen, so that these can be used in future publications. These, also, would be welcome. I will, of course, acknowledge copyright when using photographs.