Saturday, 25 February 2017

Bridge Demolition Day

Despite years of campaigning to save these bridges for access to the developing reserve, today the demolition begins.Please see mini-movie below about the bridges story and also please sign the petition: 




Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Iceland


Looks like the same juv/first-winter Iceland Gull is still around. The bird has very contrasting white primaries, visible in this vid when the bird preens. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Old Vicarage Works

 Toby removing a hanger from a Willow
 Removal of an Ash growing on the brook bank and unfortunately too close to the house and small bridge so had to be felled
 Several log piles were created around the site
 Excess material and arising were incinerated 

 The Old Vicarage recording areas 
The Old Vicarage in Summer

Spent today doing some tree work at the Old Vicarage. We felled an Ash, lifted the trees along the drive, removed some hangers and cleared a lot of brush piles and created some log piles.

Hopefully will return soon to open up the wild area and vegetable patch area by removing some conifer stumps and excess vegetation. Bryan and James are up for doing some landscaping which will be exciting- a stunning space with loads of potential for improvements and also creating some nice habitats.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

More Viridor Bullshit

Early Spring at Thursley

Stonechat and Dartford Warblers

Went with Dave Lambert to Thursley to have a listen to the Woodlarks, Dartford Warblers, Crossbills, Siskins, Stonechats and Skylarks warming up for Spring.

Here's a couple of sound recordings by Dave.

Red Crossbill
Dartford Warbler

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Glauc again



A few bits on the farmlands today; the juvenile Glaucous Gull again, 4 Jack Snipe, 20 Snipe, 9 Shelduck and 4 Greylag Geese.

A bit of excitement with the Beddington Farmlands Ringing Group over last couple of days: