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and the Schedule of talks for 2017-2018.

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19 August 2016: Updated Flora record GO
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BREAKING NEWS: JANUARY, FEBRUARY 2019
VIEW NEXT MEETING POSTER 12TH MARCH 2019: "ISLANDS - A CELEBRATION" (PLEASE NOTE: SIMON'S TALK WILL INCLUDE WILDLIFE FROM AROUND THE WORLD - NOT JUST THE UK, AS MENTIONED IN THE POSTER)
17th FEBRUARY 2019: Reed buntings still coming regularly, feeding on softbill seed on the patio. Three different individuals identified. Best news: a pair of Mistlethrushes appear to be about to nest in the ash at the bottom of the garden - first record of Mistlethrush for a couple of years. Still waiting for a Blackcap! Jake
13th FEBRUARY 2019: Barbara York saw her first pair of frogs in amplexus in the pond plus a peacock butterfly sunning itself. The goldcrest is still in full song but not showing much.
5th FEBRUARY 2019: After very cold and some snowy weather, a thaw today, but misty and damp. Wildlife seen as follows:-
 
Hinton Reservoir – 1 Cormorant, 22+ Mallard, 13 Tufted ducks, 50+ Wigeon, 14 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 28 Moorhen, 10 Coot, 2 Canada geese, 19 Greylag geese, 2 Herring Gulls, plus numerous others and 1 Kingfisher.  Other birds seen,  up to 40 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing,  2 Chaffinch, 2 Robins and 1 Buzzard. S & I Dickerson.
 
Sewage works, Haddenham - 100+ Starlings 6 Pied Wagtails and 1 Grey Wagtail.
 
Hogshill Drove – 4 Yellowhammer inc 1 Female, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Fieldfare. S & I D.
4th FEBRUARY 2019: Green Woodpecker late afternoon, stayed about 15 minutes. S&I Dickerson


24th January 2019: Up to 3 Jays have been regular visitors during the recent cold weather. Here is one from 18th January on our peanut feeder. Simon Stirrup.


24th January 2019: 1 Coal Tit singing in the garden, plus Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers seen also in the last few days. Barbara York.
9th January 2019: Cool, bright and breezy day down on the droves.  Clayton Bridge: 46 Mute Swans.  Long Drove: 4 Roe Deer, 3 Corn Buntings, 3+ Reed Buntings and 50+ Goldfinch in a mixed flock. 2 Kestrel, 1 Skylark and 50+ Starlings. Foulmire Drove: 2 Kestrel, 250+ Lapwing, up to 10 Fieldfare, 200+ Starling and 5 Corn Buntings.  Sheila and Ian D.
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