We aim to make our walks and events programme as attractive as possible to our members – and future members! If you have been on a walk or to an event and would like to tell us about it, please email your report and any photos you took to our webmaster and we will put it here on the website. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourself, but are also happy to receive constructive criticism!
Below we have links to photos and reports of past walks and events
Members Day 2022 – photos by Ian Julian
HOS Members Day 2021
HOS Members Day 2019 – a review by Ian Julian
Open Day 2018 – Photos by Ian Julian
Open Day 2017 – Photos by Ian Julian
Open Day 2017 – Farmland Bird Conservation presentation
Open Day 2017 – Turtle Dove Presentation
Open Day 2016 report by Ian Julian
Young Birders’ events
Many thanks to the ringing teams at Titchfield, Keyhaven and Hengistbury for hosting our Young Members in October 2021. Everyone had a great time and saw lots of birds in detail.
If you know a young person who would benefit with this programme of activities, please get in touch with Janice Beck. All photos attached are used with parents’ permission.
On March 24th 2019, an event was held specifically for our young birders. This was a ringing session kindly hosted by Nigel Jones and assisted by Simon Ingram and Tommy Saunders. Olivia wrote the following short report afterwards.
“We had a lovely morning at Nigel’s house. It was amazing to hold the birds and be so close to them as usually we just watch from a distance. The actual ringing and how to identify between the different sexes was also very interesting! There were loads of types of birds to see: nuthatch, goldfinch, bullfinch, marsh tit, blue tit, coal tit, long tailed tit, dunnock and a siskin. It made us really happy to hold them as you can feel their heart beating which was so cool. We came away with a new found love for goldfinches and appreciation for all of the birds in our garden.”