Category: News

  • Into 2021

    Whilst we are still in the grip of Coronavirus, no meetings or trips will take place. As the vaccine programme rolls out this year and we start to see improvements in case numbers dropping, we would hope to reconvene later in the year or the start of 2022. Stay safe

  • Christmas Message

  • SLB Accounts – 2019/20

    Accounts 19_20

  • COVID-19 Update – Club Suspension Until January 2021

    After holding a committee meeting last week (social distancing rules observed) the decision was made that in view of the ongoing situation with COVID 19 to cancel all indoor meetings and field trips etc for the remainder of 2020. The committee will review the situation again in January 2021. Whilst we realise this will come […]

  • Luckless Lockdown – by Derek Walker

    Having spent years trying to keep squirrels away from my bird feeders, including buying squirrel proof feeders (No such thing), I decided to embrace the cheeky mammals. I had observed them leaping from a tree branch onto my hide and thought this would make a good photo. I climbed a ladder and put some insect suet […]

  • Arthur Beyless

    It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Arthur Beyless who passed away last week after suffering from cancer. You may recall he joined the club last year and recently gave us a presentation on bird and wildlife photography in his garden using a hide he had erected.

  • Croft Hill and Nature Trail – my daily exercise walk – by Sue Walton

    Croft Hill and Nature Trail Hello everyone, I hope you are well and keeping safe. As my daily exercise I am walking up Croft Hill and around the nature trail every day. Croft quarry is the deepest granite quarry in Europe and still working today, I know this as I’ve been watching the trucks bringing […]

  • “Permitted exercise” walk – by Jane Hibbert

    Fludes Lane Oadby stretches from the A6 just below the Oadby Owl and follows the Washbrook to Severn Road and into the wood behind Windrush Drive and continues on to Great Glen. On leaving the wood the old footpath used to continue across fields also towards Great Glen but sadly some of these fields were […]

  • “Lockdown” Birding & Wildlife by Marion Turner

    Hi everyone We all hope that you are enjoying being at home or able to work from home during “lockdown” and that you are able to find time in the day to watch the birdlife, wildlife or just to admire the flora and fauna either in your garden, or whilst out for your permitted daily […]

  • Birding before the “lockdown” – by Pete Asher

    My wife Mary and I recently had a 10 day holiday in the Dominican Republic staying at the Hilton resort at Bayahibe on the south coast. We were very lucky as we returned just before the Coronavirus restrictions. Mary is not a birdwatcher so we try to choose a destination to please us both and […]