John Arnfield (South Shropshire) and Claire Backshall (North Shropshire)
John 01694 724170
Claire 01691 671054

Upcoming Activities

Tue 31st May 2016
The Town Hall, , Shropshire, ,
Bishop's Castle
John will be giving a talk at the Bishop's Castle Town Hall about Birds in Shropshire Gardens
Tue 14th Jun 2016
Westhope Village Hall,
John will be talking to Diddlebury & Westhope WI about GBW
Mon 22nd Aug 2016
Methodist Hall ,
Church Stretton
John will be talking to Shropshire Ornithological Society about Birds in Shropshire Gardens
Wed 12th Oct 2016
Rodington Village Hall,
John will be talking to Rodington Ladies' Group about GBW
Thu 26th Jan 2017
Coalbrookdale Community Centre,
John will be talking to Gorge Gardening Group about Attracting Birds to your Garden


John also writes a regular monthly article for the local magazine, Stretton Focus, entitled 'Birdlife in your Garden'. See previous articles below.

Help needed!

If you can help distribute BTO Garden BirdWatch guides and leaflets then please get in touch!

Selected previous activities

-Talk: Feb 2016,  Shropshire Ornithological Society
-Talk: Feb 2016,  Rea Valley Day Centre
-Talk: Feb 2016,  Prees and Fauls Garden Club
-Talk: Jan 2016,  Smethcott WI
-Talk: Nov 2015,  Shropshire Wildlife Trust Oswestry Group
-Talk: Nov 2015,  Pulverbatch WI
-Talk: Oct 2015,  Fitz Friendship Group
-Talk: Oct 2015,  Whittington WI
-Talk: Oct 2015,  Age Concern Daycare Centre
-Talk: Aug 2015,  Hodnet WI
-Talk: Jul 2015,  Nobold WI
-Talk: Jul 2015,  Leighton and Eaton Constantine WI
-Talk: Jul 2015,  Chirbury WI
-Talk: Apr 2015,  Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
-Talk: Mar 2015,  Great Ness WI
-Talk: Mar 2015,  Meole Brace Garden and Allotment Club
-Talk: Mar 2015,  Seven Oaks Holiday Home Park
-Talk: Mar 2015,  Lyneal cum Colemere WI
-Talk: Feb 2015,  Montgomeryshire WT Welshpool
-Talk: Feb 2015,  Prees WI
-Talk: Feb 2015,  Munslow Women’s Institute
-Talk: Jan 2015,  Criftins WI
- Talk: Jan 2015, Llansilin WI

John Arnfield's selected previous articles

Oct 2015: Green Woodpecker (PDF, 904.47 KB)

Aug 2015: 20 years of GBW (PDF, 1.02 MB)

June 2015: House Martins (PDF, 920.44 KB)

April 2015: Magpie (PDF, 860.96 KB)

Feb 2015: Lesser Redpoll (PDF, 826.19 KB)

December 2014: Food and water for birds (PDF, 795.39 KB)

October 2014: Preparing your garden for winter (PDF, 931.6 KB)

- August 2014: Window strikes
- June 2014: Great Tit
- April 2014: Nests
- Feb 2014: Coal Tit
- Dec 2013: Birds and berries
- Nov 2013: Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Oct 2013: Collared Dove
- Sept 2013: Nestboxes
- Aug 2013:Swifts
- July 2013: Birdsong 2
- June 2013: Birdsong 1
- May 2013: Swallow
- Apr 2013: Grey squirrel
- Mar 2013: Bullfinch
- Feb 2013: Waxwing
- Jan 2013: autumn and winter visitors


All of John's articles are published in Stretton Focus magazine.