Tuesday 30 May 2023

Around the lake at Granta Park

28th May 2023 - there were a number of interesting birds around the lake on Granta Park this weekend. Both Reed Warbler and Reed Bunting could be heard singing from the reedbed, and Swallow and Swift were swooping low over the water to take a quick drink. Grey HeronGreylag and Mallard were seen along the edges, the latter with a number of ducklings, and a male Little Grebe was seen feeding, diving quite near the road-side bank.  Andy M

Male Reed Bunting

Greylag Goose

Male Mallard

Female Mallard and ducklings

Mallard ducklings

Grey Heron

Male Little Grebe

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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: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213774935674882866424.00000111dca2be9f06ab8&z=13>

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 (amerryweather61@gmail.com)