News archive

December 2018

Monday, 24 December 2018

Recycling Update

Recycling Update

We would like to thank everyone who has donated stamps to the RSPB Croydon Group in the past, to help us raise funds for the RSPB projects. Recently you will have seen that we changed our policy and any stamps were to be sent to Sandy for the 'Save the Albatross' appeal. Unfortunately, following an alert by the Charity Commission, the RSPB has decided to cease collection of ordinary used bulk postage stamps forthwith. Should supporters still wish to donate stamp collections, first day covers or album we can forward them to Sandy on your behalf, however we cannot deal with ordinary postage stamps.
We are still able to get good money for old aluminium cans so please continue bringing them in and we will hand them over to Roger Tarran for him to recycle on our behalf.
Also, we can take in used ink cartridges if you wish, but we will send be sending them to a specialist firm to deal with in future.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

RSPB Seeds & Peanuts

The prices shown here are correct at the time of publication, but can change at short notice; please check before purchasing, either on the Group's website or by telephoning us (see contact details below). PLEASE NOTE that when telephoning us can you please let the 'phone ring for a while as we may not be able to answer it immediately.
The following can be supplied in packs of 500g, 2.5Kg & 12.75Kg priced as below:
Table mix £0.80 £4.00 £20.00
Sunflower hearts £1.40 £6.70 £34.00
Black sunflower seed £0.90 £4.40 £22.00
No-mess sunflower mix £1.30 £6.50 £33.00
Feeder seed £0.90 £4.50 £22.50
Feeder seed extra £1.10 £5.40 £27.00
Nyjer seed £1.25 £6.10 £31.00
Premium peanuts £1.50 £7.25 £37.50

We can also supply 500ml Suet & Chopped Peanut Hanging Bird Cakes with raisins, insects or mealworms depending on availability in single (£3.50) or triple (£9.25) packs and packs of 5 High Energy Suet balls with sunflower seeds and cereals (£1.00).

Please contact Michael Bishopp - 94 Mayfield Road, South Croydon, CR2 0BF (Tel: 020 8407 1257

Monday, 3 December 2018

2016 & 2017 Bird Report

2016 & 2017 Bird Report

The report giving the results of our garden surveys and records from Croydon's open spaces during 2016 and 2017 is now published. There are 4 pages of colour photos as well as a summary of all the species reported in Croydon during the two year period. See how the different species have fared over the years.
Copies should be available for sale at our monthly meetings or by post from John Birkett, 24 Briton Hill Road, Sanderstead, Surrey, CR2 0JL. Priced at £3.50 at meetings and £4.50 (incl p&p) by post, which is the same as previous issues that have covered just a single year. Cheques to be made payable to 'RSPB Croydon Local Group'. Bring your wallets to the meetings and exercise the moths!
We are always looking for new people to participate in our survey, which forms the basis of this report. Information about that can be found in a separate News article.