Friday, 8 June 2018

Abington Naturewatch Survey 25 – 28 May 2018


Derek Turnidge has collated the results of 5 reports from around the village for the late May bank holiday weekend.

Species recorded

Blackbird
Kestrel
Blackcap
Longtailed Tit
Blue Tit
Magpie
Buzzard
Mallard
Canada Goose
Mistle Thrush
Carrion Crow
Moorhen
Chaffinch
Nuthatch
Chiffchaff
Pheasant
Coal Tit
Pied Wagtail
Coot
Red Kite
Corn Bunting
Redlegged Partridge
Collared Dove
Robin
Cormorant
Rook
Dunnock
Skylark
Goldfimch
Song Thrush
Great Crested Grebe
Starling
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Stock Dove
Great Tit
Swallow
Greenfinch
Swift
Green Woodpecker
Whitethroat
House Martin
Woodpigeon
House Sparrow
Wren
Jackdaw
Yellowhammer
Jay



Five reports were received this year.

The number of species (47) shows the variety of birds in our area at this time of the year.
As well as gardens, places visited included the Old Railway Cutting, the area to the south up towards Abington Park Farm and Granta Park.


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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.

Pat Daunt, Founder

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 peter.brunning@cantab.net.