The following statement was read out by GONHS General Secretary, Dr Keith Bensusan at the meeting of the Development and Planning Commission on 1th February 2019:
Our first outing of the year took place on Saturday 19th January at Harding's Observation Post, Europa Point.
Despite the forecast, the rain held off for the most part but the dark clouds and offshore breeze were not conducive to a great afternoon's birding.
By this time of the year (June) many plant species on the Rock are already going to seed and everything seems to be drying up, but there are still some interesting plants which are fully in bloom. A number of these can be found along Inglis Way, and some only here and nowhere else in the Upper Rock.
It was a glorious day as we set off towards La Janda a convoy of 4 cars with 12 eager birders and hopeful photographers.
First stop was breakfast at the convenient last stop Apollo X1 Venta before the huge expanse of flooded rice fields and ditches that was our destination.
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