October Indoor Meeting Cancelled – click for info

It is with much regret that we have decided to cancel the Cley Bird Club indoor meeting on 11th October.  This is due to concern about the number of cases of Covid still around in the area and our fear that if we did run the meeting not enough people would come along to make it worthwhile.  We do hope we will be able to get John Geeson to present his talk at a later date.

As you will see here on the website and in the newsletter, we do have further meetings planned for the winter and do still hope to run at least some of these.  To decide about this, it would help a lot if you could let us know by emailing cleybcmembership@gmail.com if you would be likely to attend any if we do run them.  This does not commit you to coming to any specific meeting but will hopefully give us an idea of the number of attendees we could get.   

If we do run them, we will be using the main hall so as to allow as much social distancing as possible.

Also, if you are planning to attend meetings, would you be able to help with some of the tasks involved such as setting out and clearing up chairs etc., and helping with serving teas and coffee and the washing up?  If so please contact our Meetings Organiser, Janice Darch at  janicedarch@gmail.com’.  Any volunteers would be welcome.

We need your help

We all lead very busy lives and we are aware that many people in retirement do not want to become committed to regular involvement but would be happy with some.

There are specific areas where we could use some additional help in the running of the club. In most cases this is on an occasional basis and does not require too much commitment.  The more people we can get the less time they need to give and it gives cover if others are not available, for example, if we ever get to taking holidays again.

This new website is now live and settling down but there is much work involved in keeping the information on it up to date plus looking for ways we can improve it in the future.  We are looking to get a small group of people who can jointly cover this work.  If you feel you have any skills or experience that could help, even if a little out of date, do please get in touch with Pat Wileman (cleybcrecords@gmail.com). 

Although not certain, it is likely that winter meetings will be able to commence again this October and it is our intention to run a full program through to March. We need assistance with the refreshments for our meetings. We provide tea, coffee and biscuits and require volunteers to make and serve them on the night.  Can you help?

In addition to the above specific requests there are number of other areas where you could help. This could be anything from writing articles for the newsletter or website, organizing or helping with events, taking part in surveys, helping with recording or anything else you can think of that we should be doing.  You don’t have to live in the Cley area, there are many things that can be done remotely as we have all found during the last year.

If you would like to be more involved and could help in any way, please contact me

John Dicks        j48a@hotmail.com  or 01263 577354

Welcome to the new CBC website

Although much of the site is available for all to explore, some areas cannot be accessed without logging in and, obviously, some pages have full access restricted to CBC members.

If you were registered on the old site and/or are a Cley Bird Club member you can log on here, but, this time, please use your email address. If you cannot remember the email you registered with, please email us telling us your name and the 2-4-character initials code you used on the old site and we will send you details.

If you were not registered before you can do so by selecting the Register link in the header.

Passwords on the new site must be at least 6 characters long and include at least one uppercase letter, one lower case letter and one number. If your old password didn’t meet this rule then you will need to reset your password. To do this click on Forgotten Password just below the Login sign. This will send you to a page where you are asked for your email. After completeing this you will receive an email with a link to allow you to set a new password.

Any sightings and photos you have entered in the past can still be found on the new site.

Most functionality is still present but some aspects of the website may look slightly different.

You can now add your sightings of mammals, butterflies and dragonflies, along with bird sightings, via the Add a Sighting page and these can be viewed on the Wildlife News Page. If you need to edit your sightings this can be done from the My Sightings page which can be accessed from the Wildlife News page.

Photographs can be attached to sightings, but only your own. If you want to add a photo you must first add a sighting. Multiple photos can be attached but only one at a time so if you want to add a second, you need to submit the sighting then go to the My Sightings page and edit the sighting, where you can add another photo. You can now also delete a photo from here if you have erroneously added the wrong one.

If you can’t work out how to do something or find a problem please ask a question on the Forum and we will try to answer it as soon as possible, or maybe someone else will.  This way any other users who may have the same question will be able to see the answer.  You may find someone else has already asked this question.  We have put a sample question on the forum to start it off.

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