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Another NW Meet - Striking whilst the iron is hot

digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 10:58AM
Inspired by the excellent morning spent at Hilbre yesterday in the company of Anthony and Matt(waggie), I decided it must be my turn to organise a meet, so here goes.

I am proposing a meet at the Wilfowl & Wetlands Trust centre at link=https://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/martinmere/default.asp]Martin Mere[/link] in Lancashire. This will probably be towards the end of October, when the over-wintering birds return. I am trying to find out if we can get a guide for part of our visit, for those of us who aren't as good as kit-monster at identifying birds for ourselves. I'll need an idea of numbers, which is why I'm starting this off so early to give you chance to keep it clear in your diaries.

For those of you who have never been, or even heard of Martin Mere, it is one of the most important over-wintering areas for all kinds of geese, with 10,000 Pinkfoot geese being a regular count.

Those interested just leave a note here and as I get more details I'll update the thread.


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Anthony 18 5.6k 17 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 11:18AM
Ian - sounds good, at least your giving our sunburn a chance to cool down eh?

I would be interested, but it will depend on which day you choose, so once you know I can say for sure.


digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 11:21AM
What days are best for you Anthony? May as well try to accommodate the core members. :0)
loweskid 18 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 11:40AM
I would be interested - any day would suit me.
abtuie 15 7
25 Jul 2004 11:47AM
I would be interested in joining you folks at Martinmere - as long as City aren't at home on the chosen day!!
Anthony 18 5.6k 17 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 1:20PM
Aww, Ian, thats so kind, thank you.

My best dates for end of October are:

Sunday 17th
Saturday 23rd

Then into November:

Saturday 6th
Sunday 14th

Are any of these any good at all? As much as I would love to come, please dont plan it just to suit me, if the dates are better for the masses on a day I cant make, then go for it, and I'll just have the next one to look forward to. OK?

siderath 16 322 England
25 Jul 2004 1:43PM
I may be able to do this, will have to check my dairy. :]
loweskid 18 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 2:03PM
I won't be able to make the 6th Nov - annual Bonfire Night barbecue and yet-more-crap-photos-of-bloody-fireworks knees-up night.
digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 2:34PM
Saturday October 23rd seems like a good date to start with, we'll pencil that in and see how it fits with the WWT.
loweskid 18 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 3:03PM
A friend of mine will probably be interested in joining us but I won't be able to ask her until the end of August, she's trekking in the Himalayas for six weeks - lucky sod. Am I jealous? You bet!!
Phoenix 18 1.9k England
26 Jul 2004 7:06AM
Martin Mere ? Oct 23rd ? Have to check if my WWT membership will have expired by then, but count me in anyway
francisg 15 705 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2004 10:42AM
As this is a little nearer home I would love to join you if I may


Just Jas 17 26.3k 1 England
26 Jul 2004 11:17AM
Striking whilst the iron is hot

Does this mean that the wife suddenly stopped ironing your shirts? LOL

alansnap 15 577 26 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2004 11:38AM

I'd love to join in. I can make the last three weekends in October. I can't make Nov at all cos I'll be in Oz mate.

digicammad 16 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2004 11:43AM
Jas, what do you mean stopped?


Looks like numbers are building up nicely.


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