Talk will cover feathered friends

A talk organised by the Friends of Kirkley Hall may be a hoot.

Ornithologist Martin Davison will discuss the birds of Kielder Forest and his job surveying the area for raptor and owl species.

It takes place at Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland, on Wednesday, at 7pm.

Tickets cost £5 for non-members, available from Brenda Parke on 01661 853489.