Bird Study Group Meeting (December 2022)
December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shetland – Birds, ponies, and people.
Presenter: Andrew Hart
The Shetland Islands are the northern most part of Great Britain. This isolation has resulted in some endemic Shetland species and several Arctic and Northern European visitors and vagrants that are rarely, if ever, seen in the rest of the country.
Andrew will talk about his visit to the Shetlands this summer. This included a day on Unst, the most northerly inhabited island as well as visits to a number of RSPB bird reserves.
No description of the Shetlands would be complete without mentioning Shetland ponies.
The northern location has resulted in a distinct Scandinavian heritage in Shetland, evidenced by some Viking settlements, several place names, and the Shetland Bus which ferried agents to Norway during World War II.
Andrew has been a Nature Calgary member for several years, including terms as Nature Calgary president and BSG co-ordinator.
Members please look in your email Newsletter for links to the Zoom meeting.
Date: Dec 7, 2022
Meeting Opens at 7:15pm
Presentation Starts at 7:30pm