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Brian Clews: Birds In A Village

Saturday May 4th, 9:30am
Cookham Parish Centre

125 years ago, the well-known London naturalist W H Hudson visited a "pretty country village" to discover the birds of a rural setting. His visit resulted in his famous book Birds in a Village.

That village was Cookham. Over 100 years later, Brian Clews published Birds in a Village – A Century On, as a counterpart to Hudson’s work. Our talk looks at the birds Hudson found in the late 1800's and compares them with the current scene of birdlife in our "little bit of

Brian has lived in the area for 50 years, been involved with the local RSPB Group for 40 years, and published the monthly Berkshire Bird Bulletin for 30 years from 1986 to 2015. He was a co-Author for the latest Berkshire Bird Atlas project (a county-wide survey and conservation programme), and has written 3 other local books. Through working part-time with WildGuides Publishers, he has contributed to about 45 other natural history books. He is
also co-founder of WildCookham, now in its tenth year.
He is married to Hazel, has 4 children and 2 grandchildren and lives in Cookham.

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