Saturday 14 November 2020

Garden Birds

Over the last week or so, Andy M has been watching the birds from his office window, as they go about their daily business - quite fascinating really, and a welcome distraction from the work on his computer screen!

A Jay searching for acorns, before stashing them in the flower beds!

This Magpie was watching the Jay intently, seemingly wondering what it was doing, 
and seemed to be copying and learning.

A young Blackbird decided to take a bath, 
and having a good splash around in the process

Blue Tit, surveying the garden from the roof


The colony of House Sparrow came out onto the edge of their bush 
to soak up the sun and do a little feeding and preening

A male Great Spotted Woodpecker reaching in for the last of the sunflower seeds

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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:>

For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871.

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