Members and friends enjoyed the first meeting of the year when Bob Gurkin gave an illustrated talk entitled Birds in Your Garden. All the common garden birds were shown and the slides not only provided excellent close-up shots of our feathered friends, but also gave us their songs. Bob then answered questions and gave handy tips for encouraging birds into gardens. The club's next meeting will be on February 19 at 7.30pm, at the George Hotel, when Alan Moores will talk about the making of his garden. Visitors are always welcome.