Next Indoor Event

08/10/2014 (Wed)
The RSPB Wessex Stone Curlew Project
Nick Tomalin
The Wessex Stone-curlew Project has been running since the 1980s, and 30 years of partnership work between farmers and conservationists has seen the population recover from a low of around 30 pairs to about 150 pairs. Find out why the species is so difficult to work with, and how landowners and RSPB staff have been able to improve habitat suitability for the birds, along with some of the challenges facing the project. There will be an update on progress in 2014, and a look ahead to creating a sustainable population. And of course there will be lots of photos of the birds themselves!

Next Outing

05/10/2014 (Sun)
Climping, West Sussex
Forthcoming Field Trip to Climping, West Sussex
The meeting place for this walk is in the beach car park at Atherington TQ 006008 at 1000hrs. This car park can be found by turning south off the A259 about 4 miles to the east of Bognor Regis. This site comes into its own at migration times. Let us hope that in early October we link up with a fall! Species that occur regularly on passage are Redstart, Ring Ousel, Firecrest, Flycatcher and sometimes much rarer birds. Fingers crossed.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2014-09-17Meadow Pipit14Stanford-in-the-ValeBHu
2014-09-17Common Kestrel1Stanford-in-the-ValeBHu
2014-09-17Northern Wheatear2Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-17Common Chiffchaff4Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-16Barn Swallow21Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-16Meadow Pipit23Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-16Yellow Wagtail1Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-16House Martin8CholseyPC
2014-09-15Spotted Flycatcher1Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-15Willow Warbler1Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-15Common Chiffchaff3Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-15Blackcap1Cholsey: Lollingdon HillPC
2014-09-14Barn Swallow21Hampton PoyleRCA
2014-09-14Spotted Flycatcher1Hampton PoyleRCA
2014-09-14Yellow Wagtail2Hampton PoyleRCA
2014-09-14Merlin1 maleCumnorDJo
2014-09-13Eurasian Teal30Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2014-09-13Red-crested Pochard2Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2014-09-13Great Crested Grebe40+Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo
2014-09-13Common Chiffchaff2Standlake: Standlake Common GPsMRo

Latest Photos

Spotted Flycatcher
Common Raven
Meadow Pipit