Manx Ornithological Society – first indoor meeting of the autumn

Richard Norris, Membership Secretary of the Manx Ornithological Society, has emailed its members about a meeting next week:

Dear Members,

A reminder that our first evening meeting of the autumn is on Tuesday 7th October at 7.30 pm at Union Mills Methodist Church Hall. On this occasion, we have not one but two talks, both from MOS members. Liz Charter, Principal Biodiversity Officer at DEFA, will talk about biodiversity and the Isle of Man Biodiversity Strategy, and then Tim Earl will recount some more of his experiences as a naturalist and wildlife tour guide.

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). 

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.

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.