Twitching Hour

Birds, Biscuits and Beverages. I like ‘em all, though not necessarily in that order. And, let’s face it, who doesn’t?

Greenwich is hardly the Serengeti when it comes to rare birds. I’m the first to admit it. But even if the best we can do is a few sparrows and the odd cormorant,* our wildlife is still wild – and we need to do what we can to look after it. So far it’s all been a bit piecemeal – people have done their own private bit of birding – a little bit of recording or taking the odd snap (which some have been kind enough to send to me…)

But on Sunday, between 1.00 and 3.00pm, over at the Ecology Centre on the Peninsula, a grand pooling of knowledge will be taking place. Everyone is welcome to bowl up and talk about the birding they’re doing or planning to do, the varieties they’ve seen and to exchange good places to see the best Greenwich birds. Oh – and you get tea and biscuits, so no need to bring a Thermos.

Call 07982 729 015 or inaleagueofourown@googlemail.com for more details, or just turn up.

I’ve been looking for an excuse to use the picture above, of one of our rarer birds, for a month or so now. Will someone reassure me that it doesn’t look ever so slightly rude?

*plus a parrot or two…


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