Firstly, many thanks to those of you who have wished me well with my complete knee replacement. The operation was a success and I intend to be at the LAG February meeting. The treatment that I received at Fotherby Ward, Louth was excellent.
GARDEN BIRDWATCH 2018
To date I have had 13 responses to my much-publicised request for a copy of your observations. It is not too late to let me know – just do it today and let me have your list. 12 of the observations took place in Louth with one in North Somercotes.
Between us we saw 37 Blackbirds,19 Blue tits, 14 Chaffinches, 6 Coal tits, 15 Collared doves, 27 Goldfinches, 16 Dunnocks, 17 Great tits, 27 Goldfinches, 92 House sparrows, 5 Greenfinches, 5 Long-tailed tits, 3 Magpies, 48 Starlings, 29 Wood pigeons, 6 Wrens, 12 Black-headed gulls, 3 Common gulls, 2 Pheasants, 4 Curlews, 2 Jackdaws, 2 Bullfinches and a Green woodpecker.
So, it appears that Blackbirds and House sparrows particularly enjoy visiting our gardens. Already I am aware that both Blackbirds and Robins are singing strongly at dawn and dusk to establish their territories.
JOYCE ROBINSON’S BOTANICAL AND GARDENING BOOKS
Biff Vernon brought the books to the last LAG meeting where sales amounted to £83. Remaining copies will be on offer again at our February and March meetings. The books cover a wide range of topics and you may like to have a memento of Joyce who was a very active and long serving member of our Group.
FEBRUARY SPEAKER MEETING
The next LWT talk in Louth will be at Nicholas Watts MBE will give a personal account of Farming and Wildlife. The meeting is open to everyone with a charge of £2.50 which includes refreshments. Children are most welcome. on at the Nichol Hill Methodist Church when
EARLY REQUEST APRIL AGM
There will be a need for raffle prizes at the Annual General Meeting. Please bring suitable items other than alcohol to the February and March meetings.
Do go out and about. This is one of the best times of the year for dawn and dusk birdwatching – you don’t have to get up too early or stay out too late!
Ray Woodcock Chairman Louth Area Group LWT