Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sunday November 26th to Sunday December 10th

Visitor Survey

We're surveying the opinions of visitors to Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve.

The feedback we receive will be used to plan our future priorities and support our applications for grants to fund future projects.

We'd be grateful if you could spend 5 minutes to let us have your views.


Link to survey


Tice's Meadow 2018 Calendars are now on sale. £8 each, £9.50 inc P&P.

All photos taken on site in 2017. Thanks to our amazing photographers.

Available in person from Mark Elsoffer or Richard Horton, or we can post to you.

Or, email if you'd like us to post one to you upon receipt of payment.

Cash, cheques, PayPal and BACS transfers accepted.

All profits go towards the Tice's Meadow Bird Group's work at Tice's Meadow.

Quarry Life Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been accepted as one of the six UK projects to be entered into the international Quarry Life Awards 2018. The awards are run every 2 years by Heidelberg Cement (Hanson's parent company) for projects in their quarries. This year is the first time community lead entries are being allowed to enter.

Our project is a Biodiversity Trail. This self-guided walk will take in a selection of the habitats on site, and link together some of the projects we've undertaken to benefit biodiversity at Tice's Meadow.

New entrance signage, a site map, interpretation panels, waymarker posts and benches will be appearing on site over the duration of the project.

More details to follow in the new year.

Sunday November 26th

(c) Tony George - Canada Geese
(c) Tony George - Canada Geese
(c) Tony George - Grey Heron
(c) Tony George - Lapwing
(c) Tony George - Mute Swan

Monday November 27th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Common Sandpiper
(c) John Hunt - Kestrel

Tuesday November 28th

No reports.

Wednesday November 29th

No reports.

Thursday November 30th

No reports.

Friday December 1st

Richard Horton reported a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail and 7 Bullfinch today.

Saturday December 2nd

Mark Elsoffer reported a Common Sandpiper, 28 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 30 Teal, 8 Wigeon, a Common Gull, 2 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch, 50 Fieldfare, 2 Buzzard and a Kestrel today.

In addition, Dave Baker reported a Dunlin and a Dartford Warbler today.

This is only the 4th recorded sighting of Great White Egret on site, but the 2nd this year.

This is only the 7th recorded sighting of Dartford Warbler on site, but the 2nd this year.

(c) Dave Baker - Dunlin

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Water Rail

Sunday December 3rd

No reports.

Monday December 4th

Murray Nurse reported a Green Sandpiper, 7+ Golden Plover, 5 Snipe and 2 Lesser Redpoll today.

Tuesday December 5th

No reports.

Wednesday December 6th

No reports.

Thursday December 7th

No reports.

Friday December 8th

No reports.

Saturday December 9th

Steve Minhinnick reported a Common Sandpiper, a Jack Snipe, a Little Egret and a Kingfisher this morning.

In addition, Mark Elsoffer reported 7 Snipe, 24 Lapwing, 2 Stonechat, a Bullfinch, 30 Fieldfare, a Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and a Red Kite today.

14 volunteers worked hard on site this morning clearing willow from our reed beds. Thank you all!

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Jim Hard at Work
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Tea Time
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Jim Hard at Work
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Twisted Firestarter

Sunday December 10th

Richard Seargent reported a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, 25 Lapwing, 36 Snipe, a Common Gull, 50+ Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, a Stonechat and 3 Bullfinch this morning.

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