Minsmere: Children's Crafts

Waveney Bird Club, as well as giving ringing demonstrations at Minsmere during the school holidays, have run craft activities for childrenof all ages and abilities at the Discovery Centre. Here is an update on some of the items they have made

All the activity materials were provided by us and generously sponsored by Viking Optics. We would love to see you there next year - bring your family and join in the fun!

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New WBC T-shirts

We have available on sale – the cost is £12 per T-Shirt – I have the following designs at the moment in various sizes. 

If anyone would like to order one they need to either;

ring me on 01986 893311

or email me at  kpiotrowski@btinternet.com

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Waveney Bird Club, as well as giving ringing demonstrations at Minsmere during the school holidays, run craft activities for children at the Discovery Centre. During the Easter break, local children and those visiting from around the country were able to take part in various activities and take their finished work home with them. Leaf printing on canvas was very popular, as was making wildlife picture badges and decorating eggs for Easter. To encourage children to think about the wildlife in their gardens, we helped them to make wildflower gardens to encourage insects and birds.

We welcome children of all ages and abilities, so just call in to see us on Thursdays during the Summer holidays at the Discovery Centre, Minsmere from 10am to 4pm. All the activity materials are provided by us and generously sponsored by Viking Optics. We would love to see you there – bring your family and join in the fun!

Friday (New Year’s Day) 1st January 2016

WBC will start 2016 by taking part in the “Lizardland Challenge” and locate as many species as possible in the Lothingland area in limited daylight hours. Again we will allow for hangovers and have two starting points: those who just can’t wait for the first beams of 2016 daylight should meet Steve Howell in the Rugby Club car park on the south side of Breydon Water 8 a.m. We’ll scan Breydon’s south shore before moving on to Normanston Park (Leathes Ham) where we’ll take a picnic lunch of Christmas left overs and be joined by those struggling to recover from NYE’s celebrations at around 1 p.m. Hamilton Dock and The Denes are likely venues for the afternoon session but, as in 2015, our itinerary may vary depending on the bird’s present. If you struggle to locate the group, please ring Steve Howell.

Leaders: Steve Howell (Mobile 07896 379901)
Meet: Rugby Club carpark on south side of Breydon Water or Normanston Park car park (off Peto’s Way) for afternoon session
Times: 8 a.m. or 1.00 p.m. (please indicate your preferred start point at the time of booking)

Monday 18th January 2016

Club President and Chairman, Steve Piotrowski, has been studying gulls on Orford Ness since they started breeding there in the 1960s and has monitored their migration from Suffolk breeding sites to their wintering grounds in Iberia and West Africa, regularly visiting countries such as Portugal, Spain and Morocco with other WBC members to read colour rings. Steve will detail the changes in the gull’s habits from nesting in natural habitats to roofs in urban areas, where they are regarded very much as a nuisance. He will highlight the sometimes hilarious deterrents being employed and the media frenzy about gull attacks that has taken place in recent years. This will be a much-expanded and updated version of the presentation that Steve delivered at the Bird Fair in 2013.

Venue: The Maltings Pavilion, Pirnhow Street, Ditchingham, NR35 2RU
Time: 7.30 p.m.

Saturday 6th February 2016

Boyton and Hollesley Marshes are two coastal reserves in the lower reaches of the Alde-Ore Estuary.

Both are coastal grazing marshes with shallow pools and flood during the winter. They are important for a variety of breeding wading birds and wintering ducks and geese, as well as many grassland insects and flowers. They’re also great for watching birds of prey and owls.

Boyton Marshes sits alongside the Butley River, from which it is separated by saltmarsh. The river and adjacent Alde-Ore Estuary attract large flocks of wading birds. The grazing marshes and shallow pools at both sites host breeding lapwings and wintering avocets and are good places to look for kingfishers.

Snape is an exciting area of nature reserves managed by RSPB and SWT. It includes a wetland area where new reedbeds and freshwater marshes are being created to benefit wildlife such as otters, water voles, kingfishers, bitterns, marsh harriers and dragonflies. Access to the Snape marshlands is currently restricted to guided walks only.

Leaders: David Fairhurst and Steve Piotrowski
Meet: Carpark alongside the prison
Time: 09.00 a.m.

For those of you that haven’t already heard, Ronnie Ronalde sadly passed away on 13th January. Ronnie and his wife became honorary members of WBC in 2010, but how they became a part of WBC is an interesting story?  During a very cold, snowy winter-spell in January 2010, I fed the Blackbirds in our garden on Tesco’s finest apples.  At the time, Steve cursed my expenditure and moaned as he was ringing in our garden.  During that month, Steve trapped 64 Blackbirds, but he reckoned that they were all too fat to fly anywhere!  Well fly they did as one was re-found in Sweden, unfortunately killed by a car in March and two others were trapped by ringers in Finland. The events were reported in the national press, I was thrilled xx!

At the time, Ronnie and Rosemarie Ronalde were still living in Australia, but planning to come back to the UK.  Ronnie wrote to me, enclosing a copy of his CD and a lovely letter and told me how he remembered his time in Suffolk (Beccles) with such fondness and all about the song of the Blackbird and how this inspired him.  His most famous song “If I were a Blackbird I’d whistle and sing”. He explained that this was a great many years ago, when he was just starting his career.  He said that his garden ran down to the River Waveney where he had a boathouse and in it his boat “The Blackbird”. We were able to locate and the current owners who welcomed us and allowed us to put up a nest box in the garden on Ronnie’s behalf. Ronny and Rosemarie were thrilled about this initiative.

Ronnie and Rosemarie came back to the UK a few years ago and joined WBC members for dinner at the Ship Inn, Dunwich to celebrate Steve’s birthday before going to the heath to look for Nightjars. There was no shortage of night jars at the bar and all those who came along enjoyed an evening of entertainment and tales of old from Ronnie.  We promptly made them our honorary members and have kept in touch ever since. Needless to say the WBC party saw plenty of Real Nightjars when they eventually got to the heath!

It was therefore with great sadness that I received the note from Rosemarie (please see below).  I have of course e-mailed her on WBC’s behalf’s xx

Thank you to Helen and Rob Gooderham for also forwarding the lovely article from the paper (please see below)

Kathy Piotrowski

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Dear Kathy

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that my darling Ronnie has passed away on the 13th of

January at 11 in the evening at Brinsworth House, London. Both our daughter and I held him in our

arms. He is at peace now.

Kind regards
Rosemarie


 



Thursday (New Year’s Day) January 1st

Carlton Marshes/Oulton Broad/Lowestoft prime birding sites walk – Steve Howell

Start your 2015 bird list off with a flurry by visiting the top birding sites in and around Lowestoft. To allow for hangovers we’ll have two starting points: those who just can’t wait for the first beams of 2015 daylight should meet Steve Howell in the car park at Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve at 7.30 a.m. We’ll also visit Oulton Broad and Lake Lothing, finishing the morning session with teas and coffees at Asda’s canteen. Those struggling to recover from NYE’s celebrations should perhaps join the group at Asda at around 1 p.m. Hamilton Dock and The Denes are likely venues for the afternoon session but, as in 2013, our itinerary may vary depending on the bird’s present and we’ll be enlisting Lowestoft Lounge Lizards who should be prowling their beat to help us on this very special day. If you struggle to locate the group, please ring Steve H. on his mobile.

Leaders:  Steve Howell (Mobile 07896 379901)
Meet:  Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve car park or Asda’s Canteen for afternoon session
Time:  8 a.m. or 1.00 p.m. (please indicate your preferred start point at the time of booking)

Sunday February 8th

The Blyth estuary is one of the region’s best venues to observe wintering waders and the leaders will be able to show you the best vantage points. The second part of the itinerary will be decided on the day, but options available include Dunwich Shore Pools and Westwood Marsh, both being great sites for winter favorites including target species such as Twite, Spotted Redshank and Hen Harrier. The walk will be in two halves for those who prefer to just do the morning walk. The p.m. meeting point will be posted to those interested as it will depend on the tide times in the Blyth Estuary.

Leaders: Andrew Green and Paddy Shaw

Sunday February 15th

A total of 70 Barn Owl boxes and 2,000 small nest boxes have been fixed in the Estate’s woodlands. Jon and Lois Hunt (owner of Heveningham Hall) makes an annual donation to WBC’s BAP fund in exchange for the club looking after these boxes. Again, we are hopeful that a local scout group will be able to help, but adults will be needed to assist, so this is a chance for WBC members to introduce youngsters into conservation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a walk around the estate. Depending on numbers we split into teams to cover the boxes and meet up at lunchtime for some hot soup and bread rolls and a quick review of our findings. More hands make lighter work so please make every effort to attend. Please wear boots and protective clothing as it could be cold and wet!

Leaders: Steve Piotrowski and Chris McIntyre
Meet: Heveningham Hall at 9.00 a.m. (further details are available from Kathy)

Monday February 16th

A team representing BTO were surprise 2014 winners in a tight final against WBC, but will they be able to hold on to their crown? The team will undoubtedly face some tough opposition in the form of RSPB Minsmere, BINS and of course WBC’s home stars. The teams will be strictly controlled by Quizmaster, Chris McIntyre. Audience banter and participation will be actively encouraged and there will also be a special prize for the most knowledgeable spectator! Please come along to barrack/support your team! Supper will be included

Venue: The Maltings Pavilion, Pirnhow Street, Ditchingham, NR35 2RU
Time: 7 p.m. (please note early start)

Monday March 16th

Steve Piotrowski will preside over the AGM and, once formal business has been completed, Andrew Green will provide a review of the year with particular emphasis on the Waveney Valley and Chris McIntyre will provide an update on the work by the Ringing Team in 2014. Supper will be served at the interval to be followed by a talk by Steve Piotrowski on understanding ringing, including moult and identification of passerines by biometrics.  An exhibition of Jon Evans’s photography work will also be on display.

Venue: The Maltings Pavilion, Pirnhow Street, Ditchingham, NR35 2RU
Time: 7.30 p.m.

Sunday March 22nd

There are few better localities for spring birdwatching in East Anglia than the Norfolk and Suffolk brecks. Following on from the success of previous years, we shall start with a dawn-chorus circular walk at Santon Downham covering a variety of habitats. Crossbills, Firecrests and Woodlarks are all good possibilities as well as a few early summer arrivals. This area is also one of East Anglia’s few remaining sites for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, so we will need to keep our eyes peeled. Goshawks often display at this time of year, so weather permitting, we shall go to a nearby secret watch-point to see if we can find views. We will take a picnic lunch at Lackford Lakes Reserve Centre followed by a tour of this wonderful site. As the light fades in the late afternoon we will finish our day at Cavenham Heath where we will look for Stone Curlews, Wheatears and other Breckland specialities.

Leaders: Andrew Green and Steve Howell
Meet: Meet at St Helens Picnic Site at Santon Downham
Time: 7 a.m.

Good Friday April 3rd

At the kind invitation of The Earl and Countess Ferris, WBC’s dawn chorus outing repeat a circular 3-mile walk around the Ditchingham Estate that proved so popular in 2013. There will be a half way stop for a bacon sandwich or traditional hot-cross buns, teas and coffees at the “Beaters Retreat”. Further details will be given at time of booking.

Leaders: Steve Piotrowski and Paddy Shaw
Venue: The Beaters Retreat, Ditchingham,
Time: 07.00 hrs
Cost: £5 per person with all profits going to Hedenham Church (chosen charity by the Countess)

Monday April 27th

Red Panda
Red Panda

Szechuan is a Province of China and the last natural refuge of the Giant Panda. Nowadays, there is very little chance of seeing one of these magnificent creatures in the wild, but it is one of the few places in the world where Red Panda thrives. Clive Ireland visited the province in 2014 and he will relive his experience in our company. He has a long list of fabulous birds, that he saw during his trip including ‘pheasants’, such as Golden, Lady Amherst’s, Blue-eared, White-eared and Blood, as well as Temminck’s Tragopan and Chinese Monal.

Venue: The Maltings Pavilion, Pirnhow Street, Ditchingham, NR35 2RU
Time: 7.30 p.m.

Sunday May 10th

RSPB Minsmere will need no introduction to most UK birders. It is one of Europe’s most famous nature reserves and has been carefully manicured for breeding birds by RSPB for nearly 70 years. Minsmere pioneered the use of observation hides and management of wetland areas to enable visitors to see a sample of the huge range of birds that pass along the Suffolk coast. Minsmere specialties such as Avocets, Marsh Harriers, Bitterns and Bearded Tits should be in residence along with a selection of passage waders.

Leaders: Andrew Green and Steve Howell
Meet: RSPB Minsmere Car Park
Time: 8 a.m.

Sunday May 17th

Following the outstanding success of the July 2014 BioBlitz at Heveningham Hall, the owners (Jon and Lois Hunt) have asked if we would make this an annual event.   The day will start of by collating moths from traps fixed the previous evening, which is followed by breakfast. We then split up into two or three biologically-focused recording groups looking at plants, insects, mammals and birds. We break for lunch and a catch up on what’s been found so far and then continue with an afternoon session. Experts will be on hand to help with identification.

Leaders:           Matthew Dean, Dorothy Cheney, Steve and Mark Piotrowski
Venue:             Heveningham Hall
Time:               8.00 a.m.

Wednesday May 20th

This is the first of a series of evening bird-watching walks taking in some of the best sites in the Waveney Valley or northeast Suffolk. Outney Common is a prime wildlife site and hosts a good selection of summer migrants in spring. In recent years, Nightingales have held territories in an area of scrub close to the river and they should be in full song during our visit. Several pairs of Willow Warblers hold territories and Kingfishers and Barn Owls are regularly seen. The two-hour walk will finish at the Green Dragon PH for those who wish for further socialising and birdy talk.

Leader: Paddy Shaw
Meet: Waveney Golf Course car park
Time: 6 p.m. onwards

Friday/Sunday June to 5th/7th

Farnes
The Farnes are a group of 15-20 islands off the coast of Northumberland. They are scattered about 2.5–7.5 km distant from the mainland, divided into two groups separated by Staple Sound.

Many members will be pleased to see that a trip to the Farne Islands has been reinstated to WBC’s programme following our most successful trip to the islands in 2011. The trip will be led by Jon Evans who is proving to be one of the best bird photographers in the UK. There are few better photographic opportunities and Jon would be willing to pass on tips to any budding photographers.

We should on the Farnes at prime time and there to witness the coming and goings of some 100,000 pairs of breeding seabirds, including 55,000+ pairs of puffins. The 21-23 species nest here are incredibly tolerant of the human visitors. Arctic Terns dive-bomb unsuspecting folk as they pass through their nesting colonies – an experience never to be forgotten!

Of course, we cannot guarantee the weather and there are occasions when the boat doesn’t run. However, we would be dreadfully unlucky to be blown out both days and our contingency would be to visit Bempton Cliffs.

A mini-bus has been hired to take members from Suffolk to Seahouses where we will stay in the beautiful Bamburgh Castle Inn on Friday and Saturday nights. The hotel overlooks the Farnes. We plan make our return to Suffolk on Sunday morning.

Kathy has made reservations for 16 members, so please confirm your booking with her before 28 February 2015. More details at the time of booking.

Leader: Jon Evans

Wednesday June 17th

A rare and precious habitat that is also quiet and serene, wild and dramatic. Dunwich Heath is home to special species such as the Dartford Warbler, Nightjar, Woodlark, ant-lion, glowworms, adders and much more. This will be an inspiring mid-summer visit, made even more exciting by the specialist species that we may encounter. The target for this evening walk will be the mysterious and frequently unseen Nightjar that breeds on Dunwich Heath. The Nightjar normally arrives in Suffolk in late April, but most typically in May, the first sign of their return is the eerie ‘churring’ song given by the male from a perch within its territory. Nightjars will be in the peak of their breeding season by late-June and an early-evening start will give us the chance to search for other species as we wait for the appearance of Nightjars as dusk approaches.

Leaders: Andrew Green and Steve Howell
Venue: Meet at RSPB Minsmere Reserve car park at 6.30 p.m.

Wednesday July 8th (To Be Confimed)

WBC play an important role in the monitoring of Barn Owl nest boxes in the Waveney catchment area as part of the Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project. A considerable amount of knowledge is gained by ringing the chicks, which helps us protect and conserve the species, so wherever possible the chicks are ringed. We are planning an evening at which members can witness the chicks from a chosen nest being ringed, weighed and measured. Venue and date to be confirmed after birds failed to breed at planned venue!

Leaders: Steve Piotrowski
Venue: (To Be Confirmed)
Cost: £5 – all proceeds to the Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project

Thursday July 16th

Dunwich Shore Pools is one of the few places in Suffolk where you can have a near wilderness experience. It is a magnet for passage wildfowl and waders including the elegant Avocet, Lapwing, Greenshank and Spotted Redshank. Our principal target will be migrating birds, although we will also search for other wildlife such as the otter and water vole. We will start with a fish and chip tea at the small restaurant in Dunwich car park and then take a circular walk northwards along the shore and then cutting into overlook Westwood Marsh and then returning through Dunwich Forest back to the car park. The walk will culminate at The Ship Inn, Dunwich (optional) for a final drink and catch up.

Leaders: Steve Piotrowski and Chris McIntyre
Meet: Dunwich Beach Car Park
Time: 5.30 p.m. for tea or 6.30 pm for those already eaten

Every Thursday from July 30th to August 28th (from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m).

For the sixth successive year, WBC is delighted again to have been asked to take a key role at RSPB’s prestigious family events. WBC ringers will be present at the Discovery Centre to give ringing demonstrations and explain the wonders of migration to the many visitors young and old. The events will take place every Thursday throughout the school holiday period. If members have any free time to help with setting up, putting up our marquee, cutting net lanes, etc., on Wednesday 29 July, it would be very much appreciated, so please ring Kathy.

Children’s activities sponsored by Viking Optical.

Leader: Steve Piotrowski
Venue: RSPB Minsmere Discovery Centre for ringers from 7.30 a.m. and helpers from 9.30 a.m.

Thursday July 30th to Sunday August 2nd

Travel by minibus and an overnight stay for three nights in the old lighthouse at Portland Bird Observatory. Suffolk is excellent for butterflies and dragonflies, but England’s southern counties are better. We will leave Suffolk at 5.00 a.m. on Thursday morning in time to reach the New Forest by late-morning. Here we’ll search for dragonflies such as the Golden-ringed Dragonfly and butterflies such as Silver-washed Fritillary, stopping for a picnic lunch. In late afternoon, we’ll make our way to Portland Bill to stay at the Bird Observatory (£15/night for dormitory-type accommodation), but those wanting plusher accommodation can book into a nearby hotel and those who really want to rough it can camp! We’ll explore the cliffs, coves and quarries in and around Portland Bill as well as nearby sites such as Arne, targeting Lulworth Skipper, Adonis Blue, Chalk-hill Blue and Marbled White butterflies. We’ll be joined by local guide Paul Birbeck who specializes in geology and geography to help us find our way round. Our focus will be on insects, although birds will always be our contingency if we encounter poor weather and there will be early-morning ringing opportunities at the Bird Observatory. Staying here will have distinct advantages as we should witness the start of autumn migration and likely to encounter returning passage warblers such as Grasshopper, Willow and Sedge. We will leave Dorest sometime late Sunday afternoon to arrive back in Suffolk late on Sunday evening.

Leaders: John Grant and Paddy Shaw
Venue: New Forest and Portland Bird Observatory (minibus pickups at time of booking)
Cost: Approx. £50 plus accommodation costs and food

Thursday August 6th

The birding potential of Minsmere Scrape is known to us all but, in August, it often really comes to life as the evening gulls and waders arrive to roost. Gull watching can be unpredictable as roosts often depend on weather conditions, water levels and the amount of disturbance during the preceding week. However, scanning the gull roost can be very rewarding with scarce birds such as Yellow-legged and Caspian Gulls being seen. Join local gull expert John Grant who will take you through the identification features of each species. If the gulls fail to appear, then we are in the peak passage period for autumn waders, so we can’t lose! The evening will be concluded at the Eelsfoot PH, in Eastbridge, when the highlights of the evening can be discussed. Thursdays is “folk evening” at The Foot and the band often includes WBC member and talented musician John Garbutt who is open to requests. However, he has categorically stated that he won’t sing the “Birdy Song” no matter how much we offer to pay him!

Leaders: John Grant and Steve Piotrowski
Venue: RSPB Minsmere car park at 5.30 p.m.

Wednesday August 19th

The Sailors’ Path is one of Suffolk’s most delightful and popular walks and a great venue for birdwatchers. It is approximately six miles long and leads through open heaths, extensive woodlands and marshy meadows, passing the entrance to Hazelwood Marshes nature reserve. We only intend to walk one way, from Snape towards Aldeburgh, so the leaders will organize car parking so we have vehicles both ends. We will finish with supper on the beach from Aldeburgh’s world-famous fish and chip shop.

Leaders: Steve Piotrowski and Chris McIntyre
Time: 6 p.m. onwards

Wednesday August 26th to September 2nd (provisional dates)

Hungary mapOur WBC party will be collected from Budapest Airport and taken to the 4-Star Hotel Villa Völgy in Eger, situated in the Szepasszonyvolgy (Valley of Beautiful Women), where we will stay on a B & B basis. Guided, daily excursions from here by minibus will take us to some amazing bird-rich sites in this region.

Hortobagy
This is one of Europe’s greatest locations with egrets, herons and wetland birds everywhere and easily viewable. A guide from the National Park will take us to view Great Bustard and Aquatic Warbler.

Lake Tisza
The lake is excellent for marsh terns, Pygmy Cormorant and a variety of herons and egrets. The scrub at the side of the lake contains Red Backed Shrike (very common), River Warbler, etc.

Bukk Hills
These border the hotel and consist of large areas of broadleaf woodland, vineyards and several lakes. Collared Flycatcher, Wood Warbler and Hawfinch are abundant. Areas of old Beech forest have Red Breasted Flycatcher, White-backed Woodpecker and Ural Owl. Lesser-spotted, Middle-spotted, Syrian, Grey-headed and Black Woodpeckers are all common and widely distributed in the forest.

Bodrogzug and Tisza Floodplains
Saker Falcon will be our target bird, but the area is excellent for Corncrake, Little Crake, Black Kite, Black Stork, and Icterine Warbler. Immature White-tailed Sea Eagles and Ospreys are common on passage.

Price:   Approx. £950 per person (£65 single room supplement), for flights, accommodation (B & B), transport, guide and transport to and from the airport (a more accurate price will be announced once we know the cost of flights).

 Please register your interest with Kathy (01986 893311) as soon as possible. We have made reservations for 16 WBC members and places will be allocated on payment of a £350 deposit on a first come first served basis. The event is likely to be oversubscribed, so please get your deposits in early to avoid disappointment. A full itinerary will be forwarded to interested parties once bookings have been confirmed.

Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th September

The Wash is one of the largest estuaries in Britain, and offers a rich range of wildlife for nature lovers. This outstanding coastal wetland is made up of huge intertidal banks of sand and mud, salt marshes, deep channels and shallow waters. This WBC trip will focus on waders and will include a 2-hour, 14-mile boat trip in the 60-seater “Sealion”. The trip is specifically designed for seal watching and we are likely to view between 100 and 500 common seals in their natural habitat. However, The Wash hosts some of the biggest concentrations of waders, so our focus won’t be entirely on seals. After the boat trip, we will birdwatch at Snettisham Nature Reserve to hopefully catch the waders at their hightide roost.

Leaders: Steve PIotrowski and Steve Howell
Venue: Meet at Central Promenade Hunstanton for boat at 8 a.m.

Monday October 19th

The Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project was founded in 2006 and is the umbrella group that administers the project on behalf of a number of participating organisations. From humble beginnings, SCBOP now coordinates monitoring of 1,700 boxes in Suffolk, South Norfolk and North Essex. WBC will jointly host a celebration of the success of the project, which will be led by Colin Shawyer, the author of The Barn Owl and UK’s highest authority on this amazing bird. This will be a fund-raising event in aid of the Barn Owl Project.

Venue: The Cut, Halesworth
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Cost: £10/ticket (from Kathy or via booking office)

Monday November 16th

WBC are pleased to once again welcome Adam Rowlands, senior Site Manager at RSPB Minsmere, to speak to us about life at the RSPB’s flagship nature reserve – our beloved Minsmere.  Adam was our main speaker at WBC’s launch in 2008 and this year he will talk to us about the success of BBC Springwatch, who completed their second spring at Minsmere in June.  As the duck serenely swims over the water, there is a lot of paddling going on beneath, so Adam will give us an insight as to what goes on behind the scenes! He will also look at the future of  Minsmere and of RSPB as a whole.

Venue: The Maltings Pavilion, Pirnhow Street, Ditchingham, NR35 2RU
Time: 7:30 p.m.