Sunday 31 January 2021

A good day for the RSPB Big Garden BirdWatch

David F was up with the lark this morning, and witnessed this lovely sunrise.  

Being a great improvement on the weather yesterday, it's turned into a good day to watch the birds, and to take part in the annual RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.  David has already noted a few good species on his feeders!  And Barry B took some great photos of the birds visiting his garden.

If you do take part, don't forget to also send Derek your bird count for Abington.

A lovely sunrise this morning

Great Spotted Woodpecker (male) and Goldfinch [photo David F]

Several more Goldfinch, and a Great Tit [photo David F]

[all the following photos from Barry B]
Blue Tit

Blue Tit
Long-tailed Tit and Blue Tit

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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 (