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Updated 25 February, 2019


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23/11/11 Hot off the press are the 2012 SK58 Birders desktop calendars. These are desktop calendars in CD type cases. Each month is represented by a top image from this years SK58 Annual Photo Competition. These make great gifts or stocking fillers (providing the recipient isn't wearing the stockings at the time). They cost: 1 for £2.75, 2 for £5.00 or 3 for £7.00- Bargain, See any of the group organisers to purchase them. Or send a cheque to Andy Hirst, 15 Hunters Dr, Dinnington, S25 2TG- postage is an additional £1.50. Payable to SK58 Birders.

!NEW! 22/11/11 I've been busy catching up with video logging and editing. Heres the Black-necked Grebe from Langold Lake-Nov-Dec 2006.


!NEW! 17/11/11 Help Wanted!! The group has been after someone or a couple to take on the role of Fund Raising Officer for some time now. Recently this has taken on more significance when we found out that if we want any work carrying out at NAPT, then we would have to fund this ourselves. Our budget is limited, we have c70 members, from this we have to fund speakers fees, insurance, newsletter production etc... so major landscaping/ engineering is well outside our financial ability. We want someone or a couple to research via the Internet etc.. sources of funding/ grants and to fill in the necessary paperwork. We envisage this would be a couple of hours a week or once a fortnight, just keeping tabs on what funding we might be entitled too-so if we want to develop the scrape at NAPT we desperately need this role filled. It goes without saying you would have the support from the whole organising committee. If you think you might want to take this on, or want more information then lease get in touch with Andy Hirst Email Recorder

!NEW! 16/11/11 The photos have been submitted and judged and we can now reveal the winners of the SK58 Photograph of the year 2011-click on the link to find the category winners and the overall winner. A prize will be presented at the next (November) indoor meeting. Photo Comp 2010 Photo Competition 2011 Results Desktop Calendars of the winning entries will be available from the November meeting. £2.95 each, 2 for £5 or 3 for £7.

08/11/11 The photos have been submitted and judged in this years Photo Comp 2010 Photo Competition And as we speak are being converted to a 2012 calendar. Results and images soon.

22/9/11 Just a reminder that the deadline for the photo competition is the month end, ideally the indoor meeting on Wednesday.

24/07/11 I've had an email from Phil Palmer who's the photographic editor of a new atlas of avifauna in Nottinghamshire, which is currently being written. Can you help?

"I don't know if you know but Notts birders & BTO are publishing a new atlas & avifauna for Notts & I have been tasked with getting photos for it.

Some photos of certain species are proving difficult to get, & I know there have been birds in the SK58 area & at Langold that must have been photographed.

Is there any chance you can ask your membership if they have any nice pictures we can use. As long as they were taken in Notts, that's all that matters.

I wondered if you have video grabs of things like the Langold Hen Harrier & Eider that we can use as these are 2 species that we are struggling to get."
If you have any images Phil can use then please email the recorder. Email Recorder

11/07/11 BirdGuides BirdGuides Ltd have kindly agreed to sponsor the website for another year. This covers the running costs of the website (hosting & domain name) and pays for a guest speaker. We thank them for the their continued support.

27/06/11 A note from our Treasurer "I have to date rung 27 nestling and 15 adult Tree Sparrow at The Butterfly House. I'm commencing a project and would be interested if anyone else notes this species in the vicinity especially one with a ring on the right leg. Location, time and date would be helpful." Email Treasurer

Tree Sparrow, Chris Lilley

20/06/11 We've had a note that Bee Orchids are growing near the hide at NAPT, we ask visitors to remain on footpaths so avoiding damage to the plants.

Bee Orchid, NAPT, Keith Naylor

26/03/11 Missing are a couple of Parrots in the South Anston area. If spotted can you call the owner on 01909 563414

missing Parrot

26/02/11 A small, but hardy band of volunteers assisted the Forestry Commission with scrub clearing and tree planting in the rain today at NAPT-We didn't all get as wet as our illustrious Conservation Officer, Mick Clay who lead from the front and waded through the water around the scrape-which was deeper than his wellies were high!


19/02/11 The second South Yorkshire Natural History Day will be held this Saturday. There will be a variety of local speakers on a array of local wildlife subjects. The event is a friendly get together for amateur naturalists listening to a variety of speakers from local groups, inc. SK58. 10:00-16:00 Treeton Community Centre, Pit Lane, Treeton. Booking essential from Bar and snacks available-sure to be an interesting day.

31/01/11 At the AGM all the current post holders were reelected.

11/01/11 A reminder it's the groups AGM this month. Any help you can offer would be gratefully received. We currently have two long standing vacancies within the group-Publicity and Fund Raising. Also a reminder to submit any outstanding records/ descriptions for 2010. Any nominations for any group position, to Mick clay before the AGM on the 26th.

04/01/11 The 2010 Year list Competition-was a really close run thing this year, so close for the first time we had a tie, with joint winners Mick Clay & Andy Hirst with 129 spp. John Gallagher came in a close second at his first attempt with 127 spp. Here's to what 2011 will bring.

28/12/10 Locations Out list/ details of sites within SK58 has increased by one, thanks to Duncan Bye who has written a page about this site-Roche Abbey.

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