Indoor Meetings Programme


We meet at 7.30 pm, on the third Tuesday of each month (except August) in the hall of St Matthews C of E Primary School, Langley Road, Surbiton, KT6 6LW. We welcome non-members to our meetings.



20 September. Ashley Grove: Crane spotting in Sweden in early spring

Ashley is a professional wildlife photographer. He lectures widely and regularly leads photographic and birding tours around the world. We welcome back Ashley who has visited us many times. In tonight’s talk he will be taking us to the Lake Hornborga area of Sweden to witness the spring wildlife there, including 25,000 common cranes gathering on their display grounds, and much more.


18 October. The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a talk from Robert Muller, showing slides and videos from a variety of club trips and local sites


15 November. Oliver Smart: The birds and wildlife of Ethiopia

Oliver Smart is a wildlife photographer and ornithologist. His images have been published in the national press, nature magazines, books and wildlife guides and his interest in wildlife photography has taken him all over the world, including Alaska, Antarctica, Cuba, Ethiopia and New Zealand. The subject of this evening’s talk is the birds and wildlife of Ethiopia.


13 December. Members’ slides

Please note this meeting is a week earlier than normal on the second Tuesday of the month, the 20th being too near Christmas. This is members’ opportunity to show their own digital photos and videos of birds and other wildlife. Please contact Thelma Caine beforehand if you would like to take part (email A ten-minute slot is available for around 6 members. On the night, please bring along your photos on a CD or memory stick. There will also be homemade mince pies to enjoy at the interval!

Please make an effort to join our meetings. They are the best way of keeping in touch.