Sunday, 5 February 2012

North East Birders Social Evening - 4th February 2012

The annual social get together of North East Scotland birders took place last night at the Ythan Hotel, Newburgh. A great line up of talks ensured plenty of variety, covering foreign birding, conservation and identification so there was something for everyone (hopefully). The headcount was 52 which I think is probably the highest to attend this social evening, even more remarkable considering the hazardous driving conditions.

The six 'headline' acts were:

Jenny Lennon - Red Kites and White-tailed Eagles

Chris Gibbins - Azerbaijan

Hilary McBain - Birding Catalonia

Andrew Whitehouse - Birding Jordan

Phil Bloor - Birds and Offshore Windfarms
Rab 'skitts' Rae - Identifying Crossbills

Thank you to all the above speakers for making the evening so enjoyable