Putney Society Meeting - Bird Life in Richmond Park. Monday 26th November at 7:30 pm in the Community Church, Werter Road, SW15 2LL

Event Date: Nov 26, 2018

Peter Burrows-Smith will give an illustrated talk on the "Birds of Richmond Park" providing a comprehensive overview of the wide range of species regularly seen in the Park.

As ancient parkland with an area of almost 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) comprising such diverse habitats as ancient trees, grasslands, braken, wetlands and bodies of water, Richmond Park attracts a wide variety of birds, both resident and migratory.   Around 144 species have been recorded over the last 10 years of which 63 breed in the Park.   These include all three species of native woodpecker, kestrels, owls and the stonechat (the illustration shows a male stonechat)   

Peter is a former Friends of Richmond Park trustee and is current Chair of the Birds Group.

For those wishing to know more about the Park birds or indeed any aspect of its diverse nature or fascinating history membership of the Friends of Richmond Park costs only £10 (individual) oe £15 (household membership).   More details can be found at http://www.frp.org.uk/ 

 

The meeting is open to all.

Suggested contribution towards costs from non-members £3

 

 

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