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January 2015

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Adult bittern wading in reedbed at Lee Valley Country Park

change of venue

Please note that our coach outing on March 7th will now go to the RSPB Rainham Marshes reserve, rather than Thameside Nature Park at Thurrock, due to serious flooding at the latter venue. We will arrange another visit to Thameside Nature Park in a later programme. Pick up times and other details are unchanged.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Volunteer needed (1)

Could anyone please take and distribute minutes for 4 committee meetings annually, and for our May A.G.M. Phone Ian on 01825 508257 for more information.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Young man looking through binoculars

Big Garden Birdwatch 2015

Alan Denyer co-ordinated our bird count on and around the lake at Hampden Park this year, and our group was joined by members of the Friends of Hampden Park. We found 34 wild bird species including some less common small birds such as firecrest, goldcrest, and treecreeper, while larger birds included Egyptian geese and shoveler. The most numerous bird was again black headed gull, and there were plenty of mallards and greylag gas, but the Canada geese were surprisingly absent.