Thursday, 21 February 2013

Present for its 82nd day

This female DESERT WHEATEAR has now been present at Rattray Head (Aberdeenshire) for 82 days. Tim Marshall took these excellent images.

Membership of the BBA

Membership to the Club costs just £25 per year. This makes you eligible to receive PREMIER BIRD NEWS from the Association via email for 12 months and gives you full access to the club's publications such as the Top 1,000 Listing UK and WP birders and Definitive Checklists and provides you with the privelege of seeking out any particular information you require on any species of bird in the UK or wider Western Palearctic. It also provides you with the opportunity of booking on exclusive bird tours, such as those for Lady A & Golden Pheasants, Goshawk, Montagu's Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Golden Oriole and so forth. Simply send a cheque or postal order to Lee G R Evans, Chaffinch House, 8 Sandycroft Road, Little Chalfont, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 6QL

Spaces on Forthcoming Tours

The 'Harlequin' Winter Scottish birding tour is now completely FULL but availability is still there on GOSHAWK tours in early March. Available dates are 1, 4, 5, 8, 11 & 12 March. Tours are £20 each and commence 0700 hours from Junction 18 of the M25. LADY A tours are completely sold out for 2013 and 2014 at present but spaces are available on LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER tours in March. To receive your Voucher, please email Lee on

Still lots of places on forthcoming tours, particularly SPAIN (two different trips), EGYPT (7 days in early April), MOROCCO/WESTERN SAHARA (10 days in May), OHIO (May), CHINA (September) and seawatching trips from late summer onwards. Three places left on OCTOBER EXTRAVAGANSA rarity specials (1-2 week trips).

Arranging trips for up to 6 persons on an ongoing basis, so if you have ideas or favour a particular venue, please do not hesitate to contact me.