Turquoise Parrot - Brian Fair
Bruce Terrill 02 67609894
Secretary Marianne Terrill 02 67609894
Treasurer Jan Hosking
Website Coordinator Annabel Ashworth 02 67617666
ALL GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE TO PO BOX
2091 TAMWORTH NSW 2340
Have you renewed your membership? Was due on July 1st
FAMILY / HOUSEHOLD $35.00
FAMILY CONCESSION [pension or distance] $25.00
STUDENT OR PENSIONER $20.00
(The Lady with the Hat)
Birdwatchers extend our condolences to Barbara’s adult children John, Susan,
Timothy, Paul, David and their families following the recent passing of Barbara
Marjorie Doherty on 8 August 2017.
Barbara was well
known to our members as an active participant in our social meetings and
Tuesday bird watching walks. She was always ready for a chat with a smile on
her face to brighten up the day. Barb was known for her collection of brightly
coloured hats. Many were on display at the recent Celebration of Barbara’s
lifetime, Barbara was an active member of numerous community organisations
including a major long term commitment as a telephone counsellor at Lifeline.
Barbara always had a very active social conscience on a wide range of issues.
She was always prepared to stand up and make her views known to anyone who
would listen. She enjoyed researching topical issues and reaching a reasoned
conclusion. Barbara loved classical music and reading.
She was a member
of the National Parks Association of NSW, Tamworth Branch (a leading nature
conservation organisation) for around 40 years. During the national campaign to
stop the construction of the Franklin Dam she was a very active member of the
local South West Tasmania Committee even confronting our local Federal Member
of Parliament of the time to intervene on the issue.
When members of
the NPA started the Tamworth Birdwatchers almost 20 years ago Barbara was a
foundation member. She enjoyed many of the early camping trips. Even waking up
to a heavy frost in a tiny and flimsy one person tent could not put a dent in
Barb was still
joining in the Birdwatcher’s activities, particularly the Tuesday bird walks,
up to late last year, including a pre-Christmas 2016 trip to the Tamworth
has been missed since illness has reduced her participation in the Tamworth
Birdwatcher’s activities. Barbara will be greatly missed by her family and
friends from around the region. Rest in Peace.
Jack Peattie Research Grant
In recognition of one of our cofounders, Tamworth Birdwatchers Inc. is offering a grant of up to $500 to a researcher carrying out field research on Australian native birds, preferably within the Tamworth Region. Applications must be in writing and be received by the club no later than June 30 each year. Conditions apply.
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or please contact the club, in writing at the above address, or by phoning the President at the above number.
Swift Parrot seen at Black Jack SF Gunnedah on 30/7/16 - photo Denise Kane
FAMILY / HOUSEHOLD
$35.00 ADULT $30.00
CONCESSION [pension or distance] $25.00
STUDENT OR PENSIONER
ADULT Distance concession [member living more
than 50kms from Tamworth] $20.00
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP [Councils & Business] $60.00
are held at 7.30.pm on the 4 Thursday of the month at the Tamworth
Bridge Club, 7 Hilton St.
Tamworth from February to November inclusive.
Saturday following the Social Meeting, please confirm your attendance with the
delegated Leader. Usually meet at the car park next to the Paradise Caravan Park in Peel St, ready to leave at
8.00am or 9.00am depending on destination and time of year. Bring morning tea, lunch, folding
chair, notebook and pencil, hat and binoculars
Some of our members birdwatching near Lake Keepit
Photo: Annabel Ashworth
TUESDAY MORNING BIRDWATCHING. The 2nd and 4th
Tuesdays of each month February to November.
Meet at the car park next to the Paradise Caravan Park in Peel St, at 9am (8am during the hotter months). The contact person is Joan Dunne Phone 6762 4553. These are great mornings and
all members are welcome.
VISITORS TO TAMWORTH ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE CLUB
Sitella - Photo Les Cosier
Great Crested Grebe and chick -
Photo Terri Mower