Wednesday 9 June 2021

News: Cuckoo heard calling

Wednesday 9th June, 2021

Polly M was out in the garden (in Lewis Crescent) first thing this morning, and clearly heard a Cuckoo

It repeated its call 3-4 times at around 08:20am, and seemed to be calling from the direction of the ORC / LSA. She didn't hear it again, so it may have been a roaming male, but worth keeping an ear open in case it stayed around.

This is the first report of a Cuckoo in the Abington's this year.  Last year, Cuckoos were heard at several locations around the village over a number of weeks during May, but that was the first since 2017, so it's good to hear one again this year!

Please drop Derek T an email ( with any interesting bird sightings in the Abington parishes.

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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 (