Remember the amazing Hawfinch invasion of 2017/18? With other birdwatchers, Mark took the opportunity to learn as much as possible about these elusive birds, then used this knowledge to discover whether Hawfinches were actually more widespread than the scant records suggested. His talk will cover the findings of this fieldwork so far. He will also describe the return of the Goshawk to the county and the secret world of the Honey-buzzard.
Mark Mallalieu CBE, is Recorder for the Sussex Ornithological Society and Chair of its Scientific Committee. He spent almost 40 years with the UK’s Department for International Development, often living overseas. Now based in Sussex, he has a particular interest in scarce breeding birds in the county. He has published numerous papers on the birds of Sussex, Africa and Asia.
Doors 6:30pm for 7pm
This is one of an annual programme of 6 talks organised by the London Bird Club a section of the London Natural History Society (LNHS). The LNHS organise around a 100 events a year, most of which are free. Their free guided walks offer a fantastic opportunity to discover London’s wild areas and to learn about wildlife from experts. See http://www.lnhs.org.uk/