The group has been compiling records of bird sightings in and around the village. We currently have records of over 70 different species of birds seen around the village. Some of these might be only single records but it does show the variety of bird life.These have all been added to our data base, currently over 1000 records. If you wish to help out with this on going survey or to improve your knowledge contact Dave Emery. We have equipment we can loan out in the village to, for example, help to recognise different bird songs.We are still collecting data so some parts of the surrounding countryside are covered better than others. All help welcome.
We are very lucky with the wide range of habits in the area so over an hour or so you can typically see 20 or more species at most times of the year.


Our garden bird watch is proving to be a very popular activity, particularly for those can't get out much and don't fancy scrambling around the hill side, we now have 24 households taking part in this monthly survey. The results of the survey are published in our monthly newsletter. Contact John Newbould for more details.


We have written a number of reports of surveys we have done and sent to DWT, Natural England, RSPB, DERC and Wessex Water. The reports contain maps of where birds have been seen.

 
Linnet.




















 




Long tailed tit.