Next Indoor Event

14/09/2016 (Wed)
An Introduction to the Chough
By Peter Newbold
This talk will give an introduction to this amazing bird and will include identification, basic ecology, myths and legends and a summary of Peter's research along with more recent literature. He will discuss how studies on feeding behaviour and strategy of chough can be used for the management and conservation of this iconic species.

Next Outing

04/09/2016 (Sun)
Field Trip to Coombe Hill NR, Glos
Forthcoming Field Trip to Coombe Hill Canal NR, Glos on 4th September 2016
The meet-up time for this Field Trip is 0930 in the reserve car park. The car park can be found by leaving Cheltenham westwards on the A4019 until the road terminates at the junction with the A38 at some traffic lights, in about 4 miles. Get in the right lane at the lights and go straight ahead down a small lane which ends at the reserve car park. There is parking for about a dozen cars in the car park. The main feature of the reserve is the canal itself which used to bring goods from the river Severn to the Cheltenham area, but it has been disused for many years. It is now part of a charming reserve. The canal itself is part of the Severn floodplain and every few years this floodplain is inundated. However there are always a few pools present even in drier conditions, which attract a range of wildlife. Two of these pools are overlooked by hides. It should be a good trip, I hope to see you there.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2016-08-26Red-necked Grebe1Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor IDJo
2016-08-18Greenshank4Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2016-08-16Greenshank3Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2016-08-16Little Stint1Farmoor Reservoir: CausewayDJo
2016-08-10Scoter1Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor IIDJo
2016-08-09Little Tern1Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2016-07-30Spotted Flycatcher2+CulhamIL
2016-07-29Common Gull 2Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2016-07-28Yellow-legged Gull52Farmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-28Ruddy Turnstone1Farmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-28Common Gull4Farmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-27Peregrine Falcon1 Didcot: Brasenose RoadIL
2016-07-26Caspian Gull1Farmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-26Yellow-legged Gull25+Farmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-26Common Gull1st sFarmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-26Great Black-backed Gull2 adFarmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-26Sanderling2 adFarmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-26Common Tern30Farmoor ReservoirIL
2016-07-25Raven1Sutton Courtenay: Sutton Courtenay landfillIL

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Caspian Gull
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