Thursday 29 April 2021

Young Blackbirds in the garden

Barry Brooks noted a trio of young Blackbird in his garden recentlyand took a few photos of their antics, including some lovely photos of them being feed by the adult male which, along with the female adult, was still around keeping a watchful eye.  
Barry also noted a Robin and a young Dunnock hopping around under the feeders - looking similar to an adult, but still showing the yellowish markings at the base of the bill seen in fledglings and young birds.

Young Blackbird

Young Blackbird taking a dip

A lovely trio of young Blackbird

Getting a snack from the male Blackbird

Young Blackbird

Young 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:>

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 (