On 14th May, Malcolm Storey led 12 members of the Society to visit Headley Gravel Pits, a Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust reserve. The target species for the day was Green-winged Orchid (Anacamptis morio). These were seen in profusion, but, following the hot weather of the last few weeks, it has to be [...]
Colin Dibb led with Fred Taylor as co-leader and Martin Sell who had been specially invited for his bird expertise. Nine others attended including a number of volunteers who had seen the walk details in the newsletter and all completed the 2.5 hour route.
Birds seen or heard included pheasant, song thrush, wren, goldfinch, wood [...]
On a cloudy evening a week before the field trip, three Nightingales and a Cetti’s Warbler were in full song at Searle’s Farm, Burghfield. The sun shone brightly on the evening of Tuesday 10th May when Jan Haseler led the real field trip, and the warblers were not so obliging. Perhaps 5 Nightingales called, but [...]