Have you seen ‘Peregrine’?

Published in March 2014, this contains the 2009 bird report and many other interesting articles

Published in March 2014, this contains the 2009 bird report and many other interesting articles

The Manx Ornithological Society publishes the journal ‘Peregrine’. It contains natural history records and reports of Manx interest. Earlier this year, a new edition was published (Volume 10, Issue 2) which contained the following articles:

  • Manx Butterflies in 2009 – Gail Jeffcoate
  • Red Grouse in the Isle of Man 2009 – Bruce Walker and Denis Hughes
  • Choughs in the Isle of Man in 2009 – Allen S Moore
  • Cattle Egrets in the Isle of Man – Pat Cullen
  • First nesting of the Buzzard in the Isle of Man – Garry Curtis
  • Guy Madoc and the Blue Rock Thrush – Pat Cullen
  • A Lesser Horseshoe Bat grounded at Glen Chass – Richard Selman
  • Manx Ringing Group Report for 2009 – Kevin Scott
  • The Manx Bird Report for 2009 – Richard Selman, Allen S Moore & Chris Sharpe, with a summary of the year by Pat Cullen.

The titles of these articles have been added to the list on the ‘Articles in ‘Peregrine’ webpage.

Copies of ‘Peregrine’ can be bought from the Manx Wildlife Trust shop in Peel or the Bridge Bookshop in Port Erin, or obtained by post from Anne Kaye, Cronk-ny-Ollee, Glen Chass, Port St Mary, Isle of Man, IM9 5PL. The price in either case is £8.50, inclusive of postage where applicable.

Back numbers of certain editions are also available from Anne Kaye – see the details on the ‘Articles in ‘Peregrine’ webpage. The prices for back numbers has been reduced, so if you are missing any old copies, why not see if you can fill in the gaps now?

The Manx Ornithological Society is aiming to publish another edition of ‘Peregrine’ this autumn, to help catch up with the backlog of annual bird reports.

MOS Dawn Chorus event 10th May – cancelled

Dear Members,

Following consultation with the Met Office, which says that there is likely to be heavy rain from about midnight to 6.00 am, it has been decided to cancel the Dawn Chorus event tomorrow (Saturday 10th May).

 

Best wishes,

 

Richard Norris

Membership Secretary, Manx Ornithological Society

Manx Ornithological Society: events for 2014/2015

Richard Norris, Membership Secretary of the Manx Ornithological Society sent out an email to members on 21st March.

Dear Members,

Owing to technical problems at our printers, this year’s membership cards are not yet ready. They provide details of our programme for 2014/15, but as the first event (the annual lunch) is fast approaching, Anne Kaye has asked me to circulate the programme now by email.

The lunch is at the Mount Murray Hotel, Santon, on 1st April, 12.30 for 1.00 pm. The cost is £9.95 for two courses, £12.95 for three, chosen on the day from a limited set menu. Tea or coffee is included as well. 

We need to notify the hotel of numbers in advance, so if you wish to go and did not put your name down at the recent AGM, please contact Anne on 834015 as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

 

Richard Norris

Membership Secretary, Manx Ornithological Society

Details of the 2014/2015 have been added to the Manx Ornithological Society page here.

Manx Ornithological Society 2014 AGM

A short report from this year’s AGM is now available on the Manx Ornithological Society’s page here.

Manx Ornithological Society – AGM on Tuesday 4th March

Richard Norris, Membership Secretary of the Manx Ornithological Society sent out an email on 2nd March. 

Dear Members,

A reminder that our Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 4th March at 7.30 pm at Union Mills Methodist Church Hall. Once the formal business is over, Richard Selman will give a talk on a birds in Iceland in winter. This will complement Kevin Scott’s talk earlier this year about birds in Iceland in summer and will focus on a different region of the country.

Part of the business of the AGM will be to elect your Officers and Committee members. There are vacancies on the committee, so if any of you would like to help in the running of your Society, please let Anne Kaye, Richard Selman or me know as soon as possible.

Union Mills Methodist Church Hall is next to the shop on the corner where the Strang Road joins the main Douglas to Peel Road. Car parking is available behind the hall, with access from Strang Road. Tea or coffee and biscuits will be available before the meeting (from around 7.15 pm). As always at this time of year, please check your email before setting out if the weather is so bad that you think we might have to cancel.

Thanks to members who have responded to my recent reminders about 2014 subscriptions being due, and a final nudge for those who may have overlooked their payment (£5, or £10 for couples who both wish to be members). If you have decided not to renew, please let me know, so that we can avoid unnecessary postage costs and emails. On a formal note, anybody who wishes to vote at the AGM (in the event of a contested election), must have paid their subscription before we begin. This also applies to anybody wishing to join the committee.

Best wishes,

 

Richard Norris

Membership Secretary, Manx Ornithological Society

Please note: the Society welcomes all birdwatchers to the indoor meetings, both members and non-members alike.