Wednesday, 4 December 2019
For those who would like to test their knowledge (or that of their family and friends), the quiz photo-questions can be downloaded here QUIZ, and a version with answers here ANSWERS.
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Thursday, 7 November 2019
The bluish-grey back, and lovely rufous colouration to the breast feathers marked this out as an adult male bird; juveniles and (larger) females being more grey-brown and lacking the rufous tint. Interestingly, the eye colour of males turns from yellow to orange as the bird gets older. Note the characteristic long tail, as well as a few white spots on the back - apparently something which is becoming increasingly common in many birds, including in some birds of prey.
Monday, 4 November 2019
Flora: Currently vacant - if interested, please contact David Farrant for more details.
The Aims of Abington Naturewatch
At their meeting on 9 April 2005 the members approved this revised version of the aims of Abington Naturewatch:
- To monitor and record the wildlife (fauna & flora) within the borders of the Abingtons;
- To encourage protection of our wildlife, maintain its quality and foster its diversity;
- To promote awareness of the richness, potential and problems of the natural environment of the Abingtons;
- To cooperate in improving access to the local natural environment for the benefit of all Abington villagers.
The organisation is informal and communication is by email if possible; members are notified of events from time to time. Contact details are maintained by a small "project team". There is currently no membership fee as costs are covered by voluntary contributions at events.
Members are encouraged to report notable sightings of flora and fauna within the Abingtons to the appropriate sector coordinator and an illustrated record is published annually.
A map of the area covered, with some features noted, is available here: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213774935674882866424.00000111dca2be9f06ab8&z=13>
For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871 or Peter Brunning via e-mail email@example.com.
Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (firstname.lastname@example.org)