Annual Reunion

Programme for the Friends of Skokholm and Skomer Annual Reunion on Sunday 16th February 2020

Bishops Cleeve Village Hall - The Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8LU

Approximate timetable for the day:

Morning session

Chair: Jonathan Parsons

10:30 Introductions

10:35 Sarah Kessell - Update from WTSWW

10:50 Nathan Wilkie & Sylwia Zbijewska - Skomer: the wardens' report

11:20 Evliina Hanski - The ecology of Skokholm mice and their gut bacteria

11:50 Alys Perry - Response of breeding Atlantic Grey Seals to vessels around RSPB Ramsey Island

12:20 Nick Davison & Alan Wilkins - In pursuit of a vocal signature in manx shearwater and storm petrel call characteristics

12:55 Alice Edney - Seabird Watch: can time-lapse cameras count kittiwakes?

13:00 Lunch

This year, to reduce our impact on the environment, please can you bring your own cup and cutlery - and maybe something to carry them home in as there are limited washing up facilities. We will have biodegradable cups and cutlery should you forget.

Afternoon session

Chair: Renate Thomé

14:00 AGM

14:30 Jamie Twyross - Using Artificial Intelligence for individual recognition

15:00 Giselle Eagle & Rich Brown - Skokholm: the wardens' report

15:30 Ian Beggs - Skokholm’s wheatears - a chat about chats

16:00 Jerry Gillham - Seven years in South Georgia

16:30 Close of meeting