Next Indoor Event

14/10/2015 (Wed)
Historical ornithology of Shropshire
by John Tucker
The History Ornithology of Shropshire ( is unique in holding everything (known) on the subject; it is ongoing. The talk will explain why and how the system came about and account for the early, largely Victorian birders onwards, the records and recording. Besides exploring some of the more intriguing records my brother Peter will be on hand to help answer questions about how the website was put together - we both have ideas about how another county might approach such a project - Oxfordshire next?

Next Outing

25/10/2015 (Sun)
Field trip to Cotswold Water Park at Lower Moor Farm
Forthcoming Field Trip to Lower Moor Farm, Wilts on 25/10/2015
This reserve is on the edge of the Cotswold Water Park at SU007939. The reserve can be found by leaving the A419, Swindon – Cirencester road just north of Cricklade onto the B4696. Follow this road for a couple of miles to a crossroad where you do not have right of way. Go straight ahead at the crossroads and proceed for another couple of miles until you reach the reserve entrance on the left. There is ample parking outside the visitor centre. The visitor centre has toilets and the parking is free. The reserve provides access to 3 hides. This reserve attracts a good variety of birds, but perhaps of equal interest is the fact that Otter are seen here regularly. In fact in the last year you could also have seen European Beaver , but they were rounded up and taken back into captivity. However signs of their presence can be seen around the reserve. All are welcome and I hope to see you there. The meet-up time is 0930

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2015-10-06Grey Wagtail1WoodcoteEFG
2015-10-06Chiffchaff8Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-06Goldcrest5Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-06Coal Tit1Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-06Grey Wagtail1Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-05Barn Swallow5Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-05House Martinc100Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-05Meadow Pipit30+Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-05Chiffchaff4Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-05Goldcrest3Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-05Linnet35Kidlington: Cherwell MeadowsRCA
2015-10-04Grey Wagtail2Stanton St. JohnRAE
2015-10-04Kestrel1 fHampton PoyleRCA
2015-10-02Rock Pipit2Farmoor ReservoirDJo
2015-10-02Merlin1mCholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-02Chiffchaff5Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-02Goldcrest7Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-02Siskin2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2015-10-02Bullfinch2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC

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