Notice of a Meeting of all Members

Wednesday 7th February at 7.30pm

at the Mulberry Suite, Brighouse Sixth Form College HD6 1AY

Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group hereby give notice of a Meeting of all Members to be held on Wednesday 7th February at the Mulberry Suite, Brighouse High School HD6 1AY at 7.30pm

The terms of the resolution to be proposed are as follows:

That the current Unincorporated Group called Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group is dissolved and that all of its assets are transferred to the newly formed Charitable Incorporated Organisation called Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group whose Charity Registration number is 1176233

The decision on the resolution must be confirmed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting.

Prior to the vote the Committee will outline the reasons for proposing the resolution and then be available to answer any questions.

We hope you are able to attend.

Allan Wolfenden. Chairperson CBWG


A Wildlife photography competition for members. Please click here for details.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Bullfinch Heaven!

This month the feeder area has got really busy, as natural food gets really low, some days Blue Tits are in crazy numbers & other days it's Great Tits. The Bullfinches are building up nicely, & deciding which one point the camera at is getting tricky.
A few snaps of birds frequenting the feeder area:

Reed Buntings come in from time to time - especially if it's a frosty start!
Jay's can be pretty active - Here's Mr Tufty, the bravest of our Peanut pinchers!
Sometimes up to Half a Dozen Coal Tit's are zipping around, getting enough time to compose a good picture, can be quite challenging.
Now for the little Dumplings!
Everybody seems to enjoy seeing these!

As long as you don't move too quickly - the Bullfinches will sit there for ages munching on seed, & you can collect up to 12 right in front of you on the logs & crossbeam.
Just for the record:
I photographed a birdie a couple of winters back that was generally decided to be a Mealy Redpoll, here's a snap of it for your own reference.
I am keeping my personal opinion to myself regarding any recent Redpoll visitors, of which I have noticed 3 different individuals.
Tricky species sometimes especially with light Lesser's & dark Commons, pictures of their back markings & rump colouration can be really useful for ID purposes.
If your lucky you may catch a Redpoll on the Niger feeder & can make your own mind up, but you will have to pop down to site to do so, & you can have a walk round after, Dippers & Kingfishers are getting active on the river now. 

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