Thursday, 11 July 2013

Trust Meeting

This evening the River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust held our first half yearly meeting in Fishertown.
The primary reason for the meeting, was to judge the wildlife photo competition recently completed, for all 8 to 15 year olds in the IV postcode area.
In addition, other Trust business was discussed and updates were given on the Trust's progress to date.
Main points were the fact that the trust now has 80 members, this is well on target set for this year at 100.
Wildlife Rescues carried out this year so far total 11 which included Swans , Ducks, Pigeons and Herring gulls. 
Duckling numbers on the tidal reaches to date, 33 survivors and 64 fatalities, but more birds still nesting at this point in time. 
Due to work business, and family commitments, our Secretary Simone Laraway who has done an excellent job to date, has to relinquish her position. This has been filled by Carla Payne who is a keen wildlife enthusiast who resides overlooking the river. You may spot Carla in the King st co-op where she works, or alternatively in "Calendar Girls" soon to be seen in the Nairn Theatre.( currently under rehearsal ).
The photo competition entries were judged, and all three winners chosen by the trustees, pics and winners names will be published later today .
Meanwhile the trustees felt that some of the entries deserved commendation, so here are two that we thought fell into that category. Apologies, since some of these are photos of photos !

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