Army Ornithological Society Blog

Last Call for Norway Trip - 7-10 Oct 22

The deadline for society members to register an interest in the Norway trip, planned for 7-10 Oct 22, is close of play tomorrow, Fri 5 Aug.

If you are interested please reply to Dan's email ASAP.

See Events.

Thank you.

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The Adjutant 2022 - Call for Articles - Update

At the AGM, a request was made for articles for this year's edition of The Adjutant.

The latest submission date to guarantee inclusion in the 2022 edition is now Friday 7 October

However, please don’t wait and start submitting your articles now.

Text should be submitted in Microsoft Word format with accompanying images, preferably in JPEG format, submitted separately, ie not embedded in the text document.  Any issues with the requested formats should be discussed with Hon Editor before submission.

Contact details for the new Hon Editor have been notified to the membership via email from Hon Sec and are also available via the AOS Facebook Group.

Post lockdown, now we are all out birding again, let’s share our adventures and findings and make this year’s Adjutant a bumper edition.

Thank you.

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The Adjutant 2022 - Call for Articles

At the AGM, a request was made for articles for this year's edition of The Adjutant.

The latest submission date to guarantee inclusion in the 2022 edition has yet to be confirmed but, based on previous years, is normally by no later than mid-October. However, please don’t wait and start submitting your articles now.

Text should be submitted in Microsoft Word format with accompanying images, preferably in JPEG format, submitted separately, ie not embedded in the text document.  Any issues with the requested formats should be discussed with Hon Editor before submission.

Contact details for the new Hon Editor have been notified to the membership via email from Hon Sec and are also available via the AOS Facebook Group.

Post lockdown, now we are all out birding again, let’s share our adventures and findings and make this year’s Adjutant a bumper edition.

Thank you.

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Somerset Levels

Another great field day with a joint AOS/RNBWS trip to the Somerset Levels on Saturday 5 February which included Shapwick Heath, Greylake, Westhay, Ham Wall and other sites in and around the Avalon Marshes. At least 60 species were seen as a group with the undoubted highlight being the Baikal Teal (a vagrant from Eastern Russia and Asia) at Greylake; a lifer for most of us.

Other notables included Tundra Bean Goose, a drake Ring-necked Duck (a vagrant from North America), Cattle Egret and Great Egret. One lucky observer had a Merlin over at Shapwick.

Not much photography was going on in the group so nothing spectacular to show you.

Thirteen members attended in total, including four from the Royal Navy.

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Website Maintenance - 3 Sep 21 - Completed

Website maintenance was conducted today, Fri 3 Sep 21, and has now been completed.

The two key changes that users will notice are as follows.

  1. Forum - The forum functionality has been removed and it has been replaced with a static read-only copy so that the historic reports can still be viewed.
  2. Gallery - The gallery has been removed in its entirety and the Flickr site will be closed soon.

All other changes are "under the bonnet".

If any users identify any issues during use then please let Site Admin know using the usual channels.

Thank you.

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