Monday, 13 April 2020

Pictures from a lock-down weekend in Church Lane

Barry B spent the bank holiday weekend 'in lock-down' in his Church Lane garden - and noted a wonderful array of birds and flowers.

 Flowering Cherry
  Flowering Cherry
 Flowering Cherry

Apple blossom
 Apple blossom

 Goldfinch

Song Thrush
Song Thrush
 Song Thrush

 Robin

 Collared Dove

 Blackbird - feeding young in the nest

  Long-tailed Tit - up to the window-tapping tricks!

 Long-tailed Tit - who me??


 Oak tree coming into leaf
 Oak tree coming into leaf

Blue Tit at the bird bath ...
 ... and in it!!
 Blue Tit

Great Tit
 Dunnock
 Dunnock
  Dunnock

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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.

Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (amerryweather61@gmail.com)