Sunday 29 November 2015

After Andy Merryweather's excellent talk "What's that Bird? - Birds you might see in and around Abington" on Friday evening, he saw a single male Brambling under the bird feeders in his garden on Sunday 29 November. The first to visit since 2013, it was feeding on sunflower and rosehip seeds on the ground, and moving around in a flock of Goldfinch and Greenfinch.

Thursday 12 November 2015

Blue Tit nest on the Settlement!

Pam took these delightful pictures of baby Blue Tits during Spring 2015,
A total of 11 hatched, and all 11 flew.  

Sparrow Hawk on South Road

Pam has seen this Sparrow Hawk in the early mornings at 36 South Road, beginning November 2015

Saturday 7 November 2015

Male Gadwall on Granta Park lake

Andy saw a single male Gadwall on the lake on Friday 6 November, in amongst the sizeable Mallard flock.

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 (