OOS Centenary Publication
Incorporates the 2021 Annual Report. Available for £12.50 inc. p&p from the Secretary.

Next Meeting

13/03/2024 (Wed)
Indoor meeting: The Peregrine Falcon
By: Richard Sale & Steve Watson
In this talk Richard Sale and Steve Watson will tell us about various aspects of the life of the Peregrine Falcon. From plumage, diet, population dynamics, breeding and survival. The talk will also show how the use of modern technology has been used to study the flights which have made Peregrines arguably the fastest feature on the planet, and video cameras have allowed many people to get an insight into their family life.

NB: this is an in-person meeting at Exeter Hall.

Next Outing

17/03/2024 (Sun)
Farlington Marshes, Hants
Harbour saltmarsh
Farlington Marshes is located at the northern end of Langstone Harbour. To get there travel eastbound on the A27 through the northern edge of Portsmouth. Turn off at the # with A2030, drop down the exit ramp, go round the roundabout under the A27. The entry to Farlington is off this roundabout under an archway which you often encounter at the entrance to car-parks. The entry road to the reserve travels along the northern edge of Langstone Harbour. Try to park up as far as you can along this entry road. There are 3 distinct parking areas.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2024-02-26Lesser Redpoll9WoodcoteEFG
2024-02-25Stock Dove2WoodcoteEFG
2024-02-25Merlin1. MaleCumnorDJ
2024-02-25Woodcock1Appleford: Appleford GPBJWy
2024-02-25Water Rail1Appleford: Appleford GPBJWy
2024-02-25Cetti's Warbler1Appleford: Appleford GPBJWy
2024-02-21Green Sandpiper1CholseyAD
2024-02-19Water Rail1Stratfield Brake: Oxford Canal nr Stratfield BrakeSL
2024-02-19Fieldfare30+Stratfield Brake: Oxford Canal nr Stratfield BrakeSL
2024-02-18Lesser Redpoll3WoodcoteEFG
2024-02-12Goosander6Port MeadowSL
2024-02-12Oystercatcher2Port MeadowSL
2024-02-12Lapwingc120Port MeadowSL
2024-02-12Mistle Thrush2Oxford: Hythe Bridge StreetSL
2024-02-12Little Egret4Port MeadowSL
2024-02-10Grey Wagtail7Iffley: Iffley LockSL
2024-02-10Sparrowhawk1Iffley: Iffley LockSL
2024-02-04Woodcock1Appleford: Appleford GPBJWy
2024-02-04Water Rail2Appleford: Appleford GPBJWy

Latest Photos

Stock Dove