Saturday 13 June 2020

Nuthatches venture into Gt Abington

Whilst Nuthatch are regular visitors to Jennifer H' garden in Little Abington, after more than 20 years of living on South Road, Anne D-N was finally treated to a visit from a Nuthatch.  It fed from the feeders for a good 5 minutes, before checking the ground underneath and going a tour of the garden, staying for a good 15 minutes. Maybe this was a 'scout' from Little Abington, looking for new territories. Anne has also had regular visits from adult Great Spotted Woodpecker over the past month, but on this occasion the new youngster (this the characteristic red cap) also joined them.

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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 (