Next Indoor Event

11/03/2015 (Wed)
The plight of butterflies - hopes and fears
Dr Jim Asher
Jim will give a fully illustrated talk, to show results of country-wide surveys of butterflies and show how, while a few species may have benefited from a warming climate and are moving further north, others are becoming increasingly rare due to the pressures on remaining areas of semi-natural habitat. He will also discuss what can be done, and is being done, by Butterfly Conservation in partnership with other organisations, to help butterflies do better in our landscapes.

Next Outing

22/03/2015 (Sun)
Garsington, Oxon
Garsington, Oxon
Forthcoming Field Trip to Garsington, Oxon on 22nd March 2015 The meeting time for this birding walk is 0900hrs. There is street-side parking near the old Red Lion pub in Garsington Village at SP580024. The length of this walk is about 3 miles, so we should be finished by lunch-time. This is a nice area, in rolling countryside, just to the east of Oxford and should produce a number of species typical of our area. I hope to see you there.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2015-02-23Northern Lapwing150LongcotMRo
2015-02-21Little Egret1Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Great Cormorant8Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Northern Lapwing300+Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Great Spotted Woodpecker1Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Black-headed Gull82Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Reed Bunting8Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Common Bullfinch2Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Eurasian Oystercatcher2Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Eurasian Wigeon200+Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Eurasian Teal150Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-21Common Goldeneye1 FemaleStandlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2015-02-20Short-eared Owl1Harwell Laboratory: RidgewayBJWy
2015-02-19Corn Buntingc100Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature ReservePC
2015-02-19Meadow Pipitc50Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature ReservePC
2015-02-19Common Bullfinch2Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature ReservePC
2015-02-19Water Rail2+Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature ReservePC
2015-02-19Eurasian Sparrowhawk2Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature ReservePC
2015-02-19Common Snipe2Cholsey: Cholsey Marsh Nature ReservePC
2015-02-18Red-crested Pochard24StandlakeBJWy

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