The indoor programme runs from September to April (excluding December) and is held on the last Tuesday of each month. Meetings start at 19:30 and are held in the Post Office Sports and Social club on Bourges Boulevard Peterborough PE1 2AU.
Meetings are open to all, bird club members and occasional visitors. All we ask of visitors is to make a small donation to help with the running of these events and if you enjoy it, you could join for £12 for the household. A warm welcome awaits with a professional bar serving the usual alcoholic drinks as well as teas and coffee.
Why not join us for our next season of exciting and informative indoor meetings.
Upcoming Indoor Events
All meetings are held at the Post Office Club, Bourges Boulevard. Peterborough PE1 2AU. Doors open from 7.05pm with meetings getting underway at 7.30pm. As a courtesy to fellow members, please wear masks when entering the venue and until seated. Non-members are welcome, so encourage your friends to pay us a visit.
Tuesday, November 30
Norfolk Cetaceans by Carl Chapman
While we’ve enjoyed many talks on the richess of Norfolk’s birdlife, our attention now turns to what lies under the surface off the coastline. Our guide, Carl Chapman, is not only a qualified ornithologist, but is the county cetacean recorder as well as a marine mammal medic.
Don’t miss his illustrated presentation explaining what a cetacean is, which ones occur in Norfolk and how to identify them. He will also explore what has occurred in Norfolk during the past and what is likely to occur in the future.
Tuesday, September 28
AGM followed by Wildlife of the Somerset Levels by Stephen Lovell
The Somerset Levels, a Ramsar-designated wetland covering an area of about 650 square kilometres is best known for its impressive winter Starling murmurations, but, as Stephen will explain, the Avalon Marshes also attract thousands of waterbirds including Wigeon, Pintail, Lapwing, Golden Plover and Curlew in winter.
The presence of so many birds attracts the attention of raptors such as Marsh and Hen Harriers, Sparrowhawks, Merlins and Peregrines, and in spring these are joined by Hobbies. Following a reintroduction programme, the area is now host to a growing population of Common Cranes.
What makes this area one of England’s most exciting wildlife locales is the fact that the Avalon Marshes have recently been host to the UK’s only breeding Little Bitterns and Black-crowned Night Herons. In spring, they are accompanied by Sedge, Reed and Cetti’s Warblers, plus Bearded Tits.
Tuesday, October 26
The Birds of Lincolnshire by Phil Hyde and Philip Aspin
County recorder Phil Hyde and one of his co-authors will bring to life all the discoveries made while compiling Birds of Lincolnshire, a full county avifauna A4 size book of 240 pages.
As members will know, this east coast county boasts some outstanding wildlife sites such as Donna Nook, Gibraltar Point, RSPB Frampton and RSPB Frieston Marshes, but did you know that 402 bird species have been recorded in the county from 1500 up to 2019?
The book is lavishly illustrated with photos of birds seen in Lincolnshire, county landscapes and aerial photographs of key nature reserves and you’ll be able to examine copies at the talk.