Friday 30 December 2016

Busy Day at Cromwell

          Birds seen at Cromwell today -:

          1 Grey Heron
          8 Siskin
          10 Goldfinch
          1 Kingfisher
          6 Long Tailed Tit
          1 Nuthatch
          1 Snipe ( heard )
          2 Wren
           Lots of the regular visitors
           Lots of people.



Wednesday 28 December 2016

Alien plant problem in the lagoon

Everyone seems to be pronouncing it Cressula. It is Crassula helmsii, with an "a" . (New Zealand Pigmyweed.) Nothing to do with the cresses, but closely related to the sedums.

But if that's the nick-name it's got at CBWG, so be it. I won't be pedantic again :-)

Friday 23 December 2016

Sparrowhawk and pigeon.


Sadly the pigeon lost. Nature is brutal.

Friday 16 December 2016


Hi all just to let everyone know the bridge is closed this weekend again, but the cafe WILL be open on Sunday.

Sunday 11 December 2016

Sunday walk

We had three Little Grebes together on the river this afternoon, and a Kingfisher perched over the canal down near Brookfoot Lock.
The mild weather has brought a sprig of bramble into full flower at the Bailey Bridge.

Out of our area, it's great to see the Grey Seals with their pups on the beach at Donna Nook Nature Reserve. They give birth in November and December, some right up to the barrier by the path.

We were there last Wednesday, and about half the pups had moulted out of their white and into their second "blue" coat. We were privileged  to witness mating between a bull and cow which can happen as early as 15 days after she has given birth !

We also saw a flock of about 800 Brent Geese take off and leave the area behind the seal colony.

Friday 9 December 2016

Bridge closure

Just to let you all know ,I have just been informed that the bridge will be closed this weekend to the public , they will however let us across for the work party in the morning (Saturday ) .

Wednesday 7 December 2016


A few from the last week or so

F Blackbird
M Blackbird
Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Coal tit
Hopalong Bluetit
Waxwing from Halifax

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Our Winter Newsletter is now out. This excellent publication has now been sent to all our Members. The Autumn Newsletter was sent out in September.

Members should have received both publications. If for some reason you have not then please contact us.

Thanks to Val and Barry for their hard work producing these.

Monday 14 November 2016

The shrinking lagoon

They say a picture speaks a thousand words....

This photo was taken in March 2015, looking westwards into the lagoon from the bund bridge.

This one, and the next one, were taken on the work day last Saturday, standing in the same spot.

Sunday 13 November 2016


In the feeding area this morning but right at the back so not great shots. They don't sit and pose!!!

Saturday 12 November 2016

This Saturday November 12th

Dear Members and Friends

Around 18 members came along to our reed bash. A large swathe was cleared in around 3 hours. A big thankyou to everyone who came to help us, especially to Robin who made the task easier.

Friday 11 November 2016

Call to Arms!

Well with rakes actually!
That time of year has come again - We need to assault parts of the Reed Bed & cut down the Reeds for new Growth & thinning out!
Instructions Above - See you at the Sign up at 0930 hours!

Wednesday 9 November 2016

For the fungi lovers ,no idea what they are though

A few from the last few weeks




Coal tit




Female Reed Bunting






Male Reed Bunting




Female Bullfinch

Male Bullfinch




Leg Number from Adult Swan and juv below anybody know where they were taged ?




Juv Greenfinchgwh