Next Indoor Event

11/02/2015 (Wed)
The wild world of Corvids - Problem solving and social changes
Dr Gabrielle Davidson University of Cambridge
Corvids (birds of the crow family) are renowned for their sophisticated intelligence, but why? What do we mean by intelligence, and why are corvids smarter than other birds? This talk will explore how behavioural and ecological characteristics can explain the many cognitive abilities observed in corvids, with a particular focus on recent experiments on wild jackdaws.

Next Outing

22/02/2015 (Sun)
Forest of Dean, Glos
Forthcoming Field Trip to the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire on 22nd February 2015 The meet-up time for this Field Trip is 0930 in the New Fancy car park at OS grid ref SO 629095. This location can be found by taking the B4226 from Cinderford towards Coleford. By the Speech House hotel , turn left for about a mile and then turn left again into the New Fancy car park. Later we will move on to the Woorsgreen and Crabtree Hill areas. Possible species on the day might include Goshawk, Buzzard, Raven, Crossbill , Siskin, Redpoll and Great Grey Shrike. Animals that might be seen include Wild Boar and Fallow Deer. All are welcome, hope to see you there.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2015-01-24Peregrine Falcon1Cholsey: Farm HillBJWy
2015-01-24Common Starling1KidlingtonRCA
2015-01-23Common Moorhen10Cutteslowe: Cutteslowe ParkCWL
2015-01-19Common Raven2Forest HillCEB
2015-01-18Hen Harrier1LWV Pit 15LEb
2015-01-16Peregrine Falcon2Cholsey: Westfield RoadBJWy
2015-01-15Jack Snipe1Iffley: Iffley MeadowsWPB
2015-01-14Mute Swan40CoteBHu
2015-01-14Egyptian Goose1CoteBHu
2015-01-14Common Kestrel3CoteBHu
2015-01-13Peregrine Falcon2Cholsey: Farm HillBJWy
2015-01-10Common Bullfinch7FreelandTPO
2015-01-08Merlin1mCholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-01-08Common Raven2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-01-08Eurasian Teal12Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-01-07Long-tailed Duck1Dorchester: Allen PitBJWy
2015-01-07Goosander9Sutton CourtenayBJWy
2015-01-06Barn Owl1Cholsey: Westfield RoadPC

Latest Photos

Common Starling
Egyptian Goose