Kakapo – a big green parrot

In 1981, Ed Keeble became possibly the first person (and certainly the first Suffolk student) to witness a Kakapo chick being fed by its mother.  His talk to SOG members on Thursday November 24th gave an entertaining account of the events leading up to this experience. Photo:  With grateful thanks to Kakapo Recovery and the…

‘Open Mic Night’

‘Open Mic Night’ SOG Indoor Meeting 24.03.2015 This SOG indoor meeting was one with a bit of a difference, based on an idea by new council member Ed Keeble, who suggested that we try an ‘open mic night’ (albeit without a microphone!) where we could have a number of speakers giving short talks as opposed…

SOG AGM 2015

On Wednesday 4th March 2015 Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group held their Annual General Meeting at the Holiday Inn, Ipswich. The meeting started with council proceedings by SOG President Steve Piotrowski where members were informed of council members standing down after completing their term or retiring and thanks was given for their work and involvement on behalf of…

The Cut event review

The Cut, Halesworth, 20th October 2014. Review by: Eddie Bathgate As part of the Halesworth festival this year, Kathy Piotrowski arranged an evening event at The Cut jointly with the Waveney Bird Club. More than 200 people attended and the SOG stand was very busy with visitors. Viking Optics had generously donated a pair of…

SOG 40th Anniversary Event

Below is a pdf extraction from Harrier No.175 of the outstanding evening that celebrated SOG 40th Anniversary at The Cut with a riveting and humorous talk by Derek Moore on Suffolk’s greatest ornithological events of the 20th century.  

SOG AGM 2013

The Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group Annual General Meeting was on 28th February 2013 at the Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich with a good turn out of members to enjoy the review of the birds of 2012 in Suffolk by the Suffolk BINS guys, Roy Marsh and Lee Woods along with a Bird Brain quiz and a…

Mark Cocker at Fisher Theatre

On Monday November 19th 2012, a joint event with Waveney Bird Club at Bungay saw a full house with noted author and naturalist Mark Cocker giving an excellent and informative talk on two of his books; before the interval on Crow Country, published in 2007 and his forthcoming Birds and People, to be published in 2013. The latter…