Wednesday 30 November 2016

Siskins return

Anne D-N reported having three Siskins in her garden for most of the morning – mainly visiting the water feature by her pond, but they have also been on the feeders.  These are the first Siskins of the season, possibly coming into her garden now after the recent colder nights.

Saturday 12 November 2016

Bird Species seen in Gt and Lt Abington parishes

Derek Turnidge has collated this list of reported bird species seen within the two parishes since 2000AD.  A total of 115 species!

Link to document below:
Abington NatureWatch Bird List

Friday 4 November 2016

Goldcrest seen in High Street

Jennifer saw this Goldcrest in her garden on the wall near a window on 4th November. She's unsure if she has ever seen one in that garden before.

She also reports seeing a Muntjac near her front door earlier on the same day.

A tree creeper was also seen on a tree in the High Street a couple of days earlier.

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 (