GBC indoor events

Now that we are out of the Welsh Covid cfirebreak, we are rtying to arrnage some mopre Zoom meetings. As previouly stated, the AGM which was scheduled for 28th April this year was cancelled and given the timescales we have decided to effectively have a 2 year summary etc at the AGM in 2021, on 27th April. The accounts for 2019-2020 will also be presented at that meeting along with those for 2020-2021.

In view of the success of the ‘Zoom’ meeting on Tues 20th Oct, which was the ‘Lost Peatlands Project’ talk by Mike Shewring, originally scheduled for 6th Oct, we plan to hold some more. These will be announced in the list of events below, whether they are the same as, or different from, those originally scheduled.

Glamorgan Bird Club indoor events are held at 7:45pm on the first Tuesday of each of the winter months at:

The Miners Welfare Hall, Heol-Y-Groes, Pencoed, Bridgend CF35 5PE.

The meetings will make a prompt start at 7:30 p.m. at this venue so please aim to be there at 7:15. This is because there is a finish time limit on the hall. It’s very close to J.35 of the M4. Here’s the details: Pencoed Miner’s Welfare Hall, 51-53 Heol-Y-Groes. CF35 5PE
M4 Junction 35
Take A473 North to Pencoed.
First left at the next roundabout, onto Felindre Road. Go past the Rugby Club and swimming pool on the left.
Turn right at the T junction onto Coychurch Road.
Turn right at the crossroads by the monument, just past a garage on the right.
The Miner’s Welfare Hall is on the left, access to the car park is just past the building. A map is below.

Contact: Paul Denning (01443 202607) for details.

2020

Tues 28th April – AGM – of necessity this was initially postponed but is now cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and there will be a ‘combined’ in 2021 – the date is at the end of this list. See also the top header on this page.

Tues 6th October – The lost peatlands project. Mike Shewring has been working on this initiative to try and restore our degraded peat uplands. We hope to learn about the work to bring these areas back to life. Snipe, Dunlin, Curlew, and Golden Plover rely on such habitats. This was held on Tues 20th Oct via Zoom, and had a remarkable 45 participants. We were very grateful to Mike for agreeing to give us his presentation via Zoom.

Tues 3rd November – 30 years of Glamorgan Bird Club. Richard Smith was one of the founding members. This is currently being written up by Richard as an article, possibly for the website.

Tues 15th December Zoom meeting – Eagle Reintroduction Wales project 7:30 p.m. Sophie-lee Williams will talk to us about an exciting project investigating the possibility of reintroducing Golden Eagle and possibly also White-tailed Eagle into Wales. Contact John Wilson for details of how to join the meeting.

2021

Tues 5th January – GBC review of 2020. Our second annual review. A look back at the highlights of 2020 – not just in terms of birds but also of the Club.

Tues 2nd February – North Africa. Paul Bowden will take us to warmer climes – Morocco, Libya and Egypt. His photos and video are always first class.

Tues 2nd March – Thailand. John Wilson will show us some of the highlights of a trip to Thailand at the start of 2020 [before the Covid pandemic kicked off!]. Expect some stunning birds and scenery.

Tues 27th April – AGM & Quiz