Next Indoor Event

11/10/2017 (Wed)
Of Cats and Kites, Calories and Crows: How our Individual Decisions Collectively Affect Urban Birds
By: Prof. Mark Fellows
We are an urban society, with around 90% of us now living in towns and cities. Our societies' relationship with nature is threatened by urbanisation, and our gardens provide a vital link between people and wildlife. In this talk, Prof Mark Fellows will explore his group's very recent research on unexpected consequences of supplementary feeding, nest boxes and parasites, urban red kites, and predation by domestic cats. Each story has unexpected twists, and each tells us something about how we can protect the species that share our personal patches of green.

Next Outing

22/10/2017 (Sun)
Field Trip to Blashford Lakes, Hants
Forthcoming Field Trip to Blashford Lakes in Hants on 22 Oct 2017 
  The meet-up time for this walk is 10:00hrs in the car park near to the visitor centre.  The last time we visited this site was in October 2013, when we notched up 57 species.  It will be interesting to see if we can match that total.  This nature reserve comprises former gravel pits and is surrounded by grassland and willow, birch and alder woodland.  The visitor centre is found on Ellingham Drove, Ellingham, Ringwood BH24 3PJ.  The reserve is found a couple of miles north of Ringwood just to the east of the A338 (the Ringwood to Salisbury Road).  Turn east off this road into Ellingham Drove and you will see the car park fairly shortly to your right.  Hope to see you there. 

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2017-09-25Greenshank3Farmoor Reservoir: CausewayDJo
2017-09-24Common Tern3Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2017-09-24Sandwich Tern2Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2017-09-23Lesser Black-backed Gullc6000+Farmoor ReservoirIL
2017-09-23Black-headed Gullc5000+Farmoor ReservoirIL
2017-09-23Yellow-legged Gullc30+Farmoor ReservoirIL
2017-09-23Common Gull3Farmoor ReservoirIL
2017-09-22Common Tern2Blenheim: Blenheim LakeMRo
2017-09-22Red-necked Phalarope1 (juv)Farmoor Reservoir: Farmoor IIMAF
2017-09-21House Martinc50+Farmoor Reservoir: CausewayIL
2017-09-19Raven1Waylands SmithyIL
2017-09-19Stonechat2White Horse HillIL
2017-09-19Meadow Pipitc70White Horse HillIL
2017-09-19Caspian Gull1 juv/1stwSutton Courtenay: Sutton Courtenay landfillIL
2017-09-19Stonechat3Farmoor Reservoir: River ThamesDJo
2017-09-18Red-legged Partridge2a8jLongworth: SpringhillRPB
2017-09-18Whinchat1Appleford: Appleford GPBJWy
2017-09-18Caspian Gull2 juv/1st wSutton Courtenay: Sutton Courtenay landfillIL

Latest Photos

Red-necked Phalarope
House Martin