Wednesday 25 October 2017

Birds visiting Lewis Crescent garden

Jean Gwynne took these photos in her garden on 24/25 October.



Sparrow Hawk

Sparrow Hawk

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Lizard in West Field

Kevin Dalton spotted this lizard on his patio on the evening of 23rd October:

Saturday 21 October 2017

Green Woodpecker

Andy M had a most welcome visitor to his garden today - a female Green Woodpecker - which spend quite some time probing the lawn, digging out a number of large grubs - possibly leatherjacket or cockchaffer.

Friday 20 October 2017

Great Abington Primary School - bird watching

Naturewatch recently provided new bird feeders and a supply of bird food to the school.

Class 1 and the School thanked us; they have been feeding and observing the birds which visit the school grounds. The children are taking care in monitoring the feeders, to see when they need replenishing and noting the different birds they have seen.

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 (