Next Indoor Event

11/04/2018 (Wed)
Black-tailed Godwit Recovery Project
By: Hannah Ward
With fewer than 60 pairs now breeding in the UK, black-tailed godwits find themselves back on the brink of extinction as a breeding species. This talk explains the work of Project Godwit, a new partnership between the RSPB and WWT, which aims to secure the future of black-tailed godwits in the UK. The project focuses on two wetlands in the east of England – the Ouse and Nene Washes where conservationists are growing the black-tailed godwit population by enhancing habitat, trialing methods to increase productivity, improving understanding of local and migratory movements, and rearing and releasing godwit chicks through a process known as “headstarting”.

Next Outing

22/04/2018 (Sun)
Field Trip to Frensham Common and Ponds, Surrey
Forthcoming Field Trip to Frensham Common and Ponds, Surrey on 22/4/2018 
The meet up time for this walk is 0930 in the Frensham Great Pond car park, I think parking charges apply.  There is a small visitor centre which has toilets and usually has a board with recent sightings.   Many of our migrants will be in by the date of this trip, so we should be listening out for a range of warblers.  We may even see Hobby chasing dragonflies and hirundines, however resident birds include Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, Tree Pipit and with luck Firecrest, so lots to look for.      The car park mentioned above is on the western side of the Great Pond just off the A287 about 5 miles south of Farnham.  Hope to see you there. 

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2018-03-22Redwing1Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Green Woodpecker1Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Great Black-backed Gull2Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Marsh Tit1Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Gadwall7Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Kestrel1Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Snow Goose80Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Yellow-legged Gull1Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Little Grebe5Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Stock Pigeon2Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Long-tailed Tit6Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Song Thrush2Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Goldeneye12Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Mute Swan7Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-22Mediterranean Gull5Farmoor ReservoirNJH
2018-03-20Grey Wagtail4Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-20Great Cormorant22Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-20Pochard4Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-20Tufted Duck60Farmoor ReservoirDMLo
2018-03-20Teal8Farmoor ReservoirDMLo

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