This year’s Cameron Bespolka Memorial Talk at Winchester College was about Peregrine Falcons and Red Kites.
Keith Betton, one of our Trustees, held over 350 children spellbound as he talked about these magnificent birds. We were thrilled that Sparsholt College, St Bede's School, St Faith's, St Swithun's Junior School, Pilgrim's as well as the Winchester Beaver Scouts all attended this really interesting talk. An added bonus was a special guest appearance by Scarlet, a beautiful Peregrine Falcon brought in by Dan, the Falconer. It was so heartening to hear about how the birds have come back from near extinction to be happily breeding again in UK.
In the evening, Keith repeated his speech to an older audience which consisted of Winchester College boys as well as our local community. We are so grateful to Keith for his wonderful talk and his beautiful photos and to Winchester College for very kindly hosting this event.