October 13 -
Ned Hurle, Some Connecticut Birds (and a few other friends)
Connecticut bird photographer and parrot enthusiast Ned Hurle will give us a photo presentation at our next meeting on 10/13/15 of some of his favorite birds from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Central America, including perching birds, raptors, waterfowl, and, of course, wild parrots! He will talk about why birds as so important in his life and how they are part of almost everyone's immediate environment. His stunning photos range from the brilliant blue honeycreeper to the multicolored harlequin duck to the ethereal snowy owl to the joyful white-fronted Amazon and many more! Come see this gorgeous slide show!
Ned has always had an interest in natural history, and,
as a kid, was always mucking about in his uncle's pond and
woods. His mother's love of birdwatching rubbed off on him, and
he has been a lifelong birdwatcher as well. Ned has a bachelor's
degree from UConn in Natural Resource Conservation and worked
for 35 years for ConnDOT as a field biologist and as Director of
the Office of Intermodal and Environmental Planning. After
retiring in 2009, Ned became co-owner of Peak's Parrots, a
parrot specialty store in Middletown, CT. Since the store closed
in 2012, Ned has become more involved in bird photography and is
a volunteer at Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset State
Park. He is also a volunteer and board member at A Place Called
Hope, a raptor rescue and rehabilitation center in Killingworth,
The Parrot Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by a group of people interested in spreading the fun and enjoyment of exotic birds. The Parrot Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, March through December, with a picnic in August. There is social time from 7-7:30 p.m. followed by a program.
Our mission includes enhancing the knowledge and enjoyment of exotic birds for our members, encouraging preservation and conservation of all avian species, and introducing the general public to the joys and responsibilities of keeping and caring for companion birds.
The Parrot Club meets at the Veteran's
100 Sunset Ridge Road
East Hartford, CT
P.O. Box 463
Hartford, CT 06141-0463