Cambrian Ornithological Society Indoor meetings 2021

To keep everyone safe, and to help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Cambrian’s Autumn Programme will be conducted via the internet by ZOOM. This is regrettable, and we apologise to those of you who cannot access the internet, but is the best we can arrange in the present circumstances.

 

If you would like to join these Zoom meetings, you must contact our President, Maryann Williams on maryannwilliams8@icloud.com Maryann will send you a link to connect to the group. All evening will meetings start at 7:30pm. Please disable your microphone while the talk is in progress, and re enable it at question-time.

Friday 3rd September, 7.30pm.

 

‘Whose Bird 2’ by Jeff Williams, COS Membership Secretary, author and tour leader. If you missed Jeff Williams's talk on ‘Whose Bird’ then you missed the stories of Lady Amherst and Father Francesco Cetti of pheasant and warbler respectively. This new talk adds many more interesting birds and even more interesting people after whom they were named.

A huge number of birds have been named after people. Some of these people were famous, household names even. Others are more obscure. What about 'Verster’s Berrypecker'? Verster was, of course, was a Dutch professional zoologist at the turn of the 19th Century. Victoria’s Crowned Pigeon (also Nuthatch and Riflebird) is easier - she was a queen of England. If you missed Jeff Williams' first talk on ‘Whose Bird’ then you missed Lady Amherst and Father Francesco Cetti of pheasant and warbler respectively. This talk, ‘Whose Bird 2’, adds many more interesting birds and even more interesting people after whom they were named.

Friday 1st October, 7.30pm. 

 

‘Water for Life’ by Keith Offord.  From the wildfowl and waders of our coasts, lakes and rivers to Dippers on fast-flowing streams, birds exhibit a variety of fascinating adaptations for an aquatic existence. Equally, adaptation is needed to meet the challenges faced by those species living in arid environments.

Friday 5th November, 7.30pm.

 

‘Sustainability in Agriculture’ by Don Broom, retired Professor of Animal Welfare. In recent years Don has investigated the sustainability of livestock production, an immensely important topic in view of the climate change crisis which is with us already.

 

 

 

Friday 3rd December, 7.30pm. 

 

Our AGM will be at Pensychnant, face-to-face provided any remaining Covid regulations allow, otherwise it

will need to be on Zoom. After the AGM, Geoff Gibbs will give a short talk on ‘The Jan 1st Bird Race 2021’. Lots of his friends and acquaintances went out on an on-foot bird race from their house, how many birds could they see?  Geoff will also touch on a visit to Heligoland in 1961.