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Talking of Birds
All photographs © Phil Farrer

This talk is a compilation of many visits made at different times of the year. It looks at the birds and other wildlife on both the Inner and the Outer Hebrides.

Going wild in the Hebrides
The elusive Corncrake
Eider Duck

A brief outline of the history and work of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds including slides of garden birds and other common British species. An ideal introduction for this with no particular knowledge of the subject.

A talk covering the history of the Red Kite in Britain and the successful project to reintroduce the species into the Chilterns. Also included are some of the other aspects of the natural history of the area.

Birds of Finland & Arctic Norway

A look at some of the birds to be found in the wetlands of southern Finland, the northern taiga forests and the tundra and coastal areas of arctic Norway.

Journey to Iceland

This talk starts, as did the journey, with some of the birds of the Shetland isles and the Faroes and finishes with a look at both the birds and spectacular scenery of Iceland.

Hawk Owl
Red-necked Phalarope
Barrow's Goldeneye
Snow Bunting
Red-throated Diver

Red Kites of the Chilterns (short talk only)

For Love of Birds (short talk only)

Wildlife of Shetland

This most northerly part of the British Isles is noted for its bird-life, otters and some rare and unexpected flowers.


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