Wednesday 6 September 2023

Tuesday 1st August to Thursday 31st August

Rushmoor Community Lottery

We've launched our page on the Rushmoor Community Lottery.

Tickets cost £1 per week - we will receive 50p per ticket (and other local good causes 10p).

You could win up to £25,000!

Scan the QR code below, or click this link to go to our page. Thank you for your support.

Co-Op Local Community Fund

We are delighted to have been chosen to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund. We're raising money to buy more tools and equipment for our volunteer work parties.

If you are a Co-Op member, please click the link below and choose us as your cause. 1% of everything you spend on selected Co-Op branded goods and services between today and 21st October 2023 will be donated to our cause:

Volunteer Work Parties

Our volunteer work party schedule for the next few months. Please do come and join us if you're free - a great way to spend a morning, helping nature, working with the local community, and having some fun at the same time.

Tuesday 1st August

Richard Horton: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Redstart (12th site record, 125th bird species for 2023), Hobby & 2 Peregrine.

Alan Bird: 2 Little Ringed Plover, Mediterranean Gull & Rook.

(c) Linda Copper - Peacock

Wednesday 2nd August

Kit Britten: 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover & 2 Hobby.

(c) Colin Varndell - Mallard

Thursday 3rd August

John Hunt: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper & 4 Little Ringed Plover.

Jo Drummond: Spotted Flycatcher (17th site record), Willow Warbler & 2 Treecreeper.

Mark Elsoffer: Hobby.

Mark Elsoffer: 6+ Lesser Emperor.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Lesser Emperors

(c) Gillian Bamford - Brimstone

(c) Gillian Bamford - Green-veined White

(c) Gillian Bamford - Large White

(c) Mohamed Metawe - Common Blue Damselfly

(c) Colin Varndell - Common Tern

(c) Colin Varndell - Little Egret

Friday 4th August

John Hunt: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit & 3 Little Ringed Plover.

Roger Dickey: Redstart (13th site record).

Roger Dickey: Boreal Bramble (Rubus nemoralis) - new for site.

(c) John Hunt - Black-tailed Godwit

(c) Mohamed Metawe - Common Tern

(c) Dina Burford - Roe Deer

Saturday 5th August

Richard Horton: 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover & Treecreeper.

Sunday 6th August

Peter Brown: 2 Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover & 3 Little Ringed Plover.

Richard Horton: 3 Green Sandpiper.

Murray Nurse: Spotted Flycatcher (18th site record) & 2 Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Black-tailed Godwit

(c) Dina Burford - Hobby

(c) Colin Varndell - Tufted Duck

Monday 7th August

Peter Brown: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby & Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Green Sandpiper

(c) Colin Varndell - Blackcap

(c) Colin Varndell - Song Thrush

Tuesday 8th August

Richard Horton: 2 Common Sandpiper & 3 Green Sandpiper.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Roe Deer

Wednesday 9th August

Richard Horton: 2 Common Sandpiper & 3 Green Sandpiper.

Alex Press: Great Black-backed Gull (126th bird species for 2023).

(c) Paul Habgood - Emperor

Thursday 10th August

Richard Horton: 3 Green Sandpiper.

Dina Burford: Common Sandpiper.

(c) Malcolm Fincham - Wasp Spider

(c) Jonathan Durham - Buzzards

(c) Gillian Bamford - Common Blues

(c) Gillian Bamford - Ruddy Darter

(c) Dina Burford - Common Sandpiper

(c) Dina Burford - Roe Deer

Friday 11th August

Mark Elsoffer: 5 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Spotted Flycatcher (19th site record) & 2 Hobby.

Roger Dickey (all ringed): 12 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler & 5 Blue Tit.

Mark Elsoffer: 4 Lesser Emperor.

(c) Keith Cogan - Ruddy Darter

(c) Dina Burford - Bird Ringing

Saturday 12th August

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Hobby & Peregrine.

Massive thanks to the 17 volunteers who turned out for our work party today. We did a litter pick & cut back along the paths. Delighted as always to be joined by a Duke of Edinburgh Award student & a young lad working towards his scout badges, as well as 2 new volunteers.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Tea Break

(c) Gillian Bamford - Meadow Brown

(c) Amber Homersham - Pellucid Hoverfly

(a) Amber Homersham - Swift

(c) Colin Varndell - Sparrowhawk mobbed by Magpies

Sunday 13th August

Kit Britten: 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, Little Grebe & Pheasant.

Peter Brown: Hobby & Peregrine.

Richard Seargent: 3 Willow Warbler & Treecreeper.

(c) Dina Burford - Flax

(c) Dina Burford - Peregrine

(c) Emma Parkes - Wasp Spider

Monday 14th August

P Jones: 2 Green Sandpiper.

Tuesday 15th August

Paul Bamford: Brown Hairstreak - first of the year.

(c) Gillian Bamford - Common Darter

(c) Gillian Bamford - Green-veined White

(c) Jon Hawkins - Morning Dew

(c) Jon Hawkins - Morning Dew

Wednesday 16th August

Leonard Winchcombe: Mandarin (female, 15th site record. 127th bird species for 2023).

Kit Britten: 3 Green Sandpiper, Pochard & 4 Willow Warbler.

(c) Clare Dell - Migrant Hawker

(c) Colin Varndell - Coots

(c) Colin Varndell - Long-tailed Tit

(c) Colin Varndell - Misty Morning

Thursday 17th August

Mark Elsoffer: Ring-necked Parakeet (28th site record).

Kit Britten: Green Sandpiper & 2 Pochard.

(c) Dina Burford - Great Crested Grebes

(c) Colin Varndell - Nuthatch

Friday 18th August

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper & Ringed Plover.

Saturday 19th August

Richard Horton: Ruff (18th site record. 128th species for 2023).

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper & Ringed Plover.

(c) Dina Burford - Ruff

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Crested Grebes

Sunday 20th August

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Green SandpiperTurnstone (19th site record. 129th species for 2023).

Sean Foote: Ruff & 2 Hobby.

Kit Britten: Pochard & 3 Swift.

Mark Elsoffer: Willow Emerald Damselflies - pair copulating.

Sean & Abi Foote: The Bee-grabber Fly (Conops ceriaeformis), Dull-vented Sharp-tailed Bee (Coelioxys elongata), The Chalcid wasp (Brachymeria tibialis), Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) and Pale Flax (Linum bienne) - five new species for site.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Ruddy Darter

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Willow Emerald Damselflies

(c) Sean Foote - Bee-grabber Fly

(c) Abi Foote - Turnstone

(c) Colin Varndell - Fox

(c) Colin Varndell - Mute Swans

(c) Jon Hawkins - Morning Dew

(c) Jon Hawkins - Morning Dew

Monday 21st August

Richard Horton: Wood Sandpiper (36th site record), Mandarin (f) & Wheatear.

Peter Brown: Whinchat (130th species for 2023).

Anon: Green Sandpiper.

(c) Gillian Bamford - Small Copper

(c) David Glew - Common Darters

Tuesday 22nd August

Richard Horton: Black-tailed Godwit, Whinchat, Wheatear, Hobby & Peregrine.

Peter Brown: 3 Green Sandpiper & Spotted Flycatcher (20th site record).

Richard Horton: Brown Hairstreak.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Greylag Geese

(c) Jon Hawkins - Wasp Spider

(c) Steve Walsh - Kingfisher

(c) Colin Varndell - Rabbit

Wednesday 23rd August

Richard Horton: 2 Green Sandpiper & Hobby.

Jon Hawkins: Peregrine.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Peregrine

(c) Colin Varndell - Geese over the Workings

(c) Jon Hawkins - Great Crested Grebes

Thursday 24th August

Mark Elsoffer: 6 Green Sandpiper, Mandarin (f), Yellow Wagtail, 2 juv Stonechats & 2 Hobby.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Geese Arriving

(c) Dina Burford - Green Sandpiper

(c) Dina Burford - Mandarin

(c) Paul Mannering - Brown Hairstreak Egg

(c) Colin Varndell - Hobby

(c) Colin Varndell - Rabbit

Friday 25th August

Mark Elsoffer: 5 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Arctic Tern (32nd record for site), Peregrine & Hobby.

Richard Seargent: 4 Stonechat (2 juvs) & Swift.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Common Darter

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Kingfisher

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Green Sandpipers

(c) Gillian Bamford - Lizard

(c) Colin Varndell - Greylag Geese

(c) Dina Burford - Reed Warbler

Saturday 26th August

Mark Elsoffer: 4 Green Sandpiper, Dartford Warbler, 5 Yellow Wagtail (over), 4 Stonechat (2 juvs), Swift & Hobby.

Richard Seargent: Ringed Plover.

Mark Elsoffer: Clouded Yellow.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Kingfisher

(c) Jon Hawkins - Canada Geese

(c) Jon Hawkins - Great Crested Grebe

(c) Colin Varndell - Tufted Duck

Sunday 27th August

Mark Elsoffer: 3 Pochard, 2 Dartford Warbler, Whinchat, 3+ Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Stonechat (4 juvs) & Hobby.

Kit Britten: Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper & Ringed Plover

(c) Jon Hawkins - Morning Dew

(c) Jon Hawkins - Wasp

(c) Andy Glencross - Grass Snake

Monday 28th August

Mark Elsoffer: Yellow Wagtail.

Susan Chadwick: Hobby.

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Crested Grebes

Tuesday 29th August

Mark Elsoffer: 4 Green Sandpiper, Mandarin (f), Yellow Wagtail (over), Dartford Warbler, 6 Stonechat (4 juvs), 10 Swift, Hobby & Peregrine

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Migrant Hawker

(c) Jon Hawkins - Morning Dew

(c) Jon Hawkins - Morning Dew

(c) Jon Hawkins - Morning Dew

(c) Colin Varndell - Sparrowhawk

(c) Colin Varndell - Hobby

Wednesday 30th August

Mark Elsoffer: 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Whinchat, Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail.

Richard Horton: Dartford Warbler.

(c) Paul Bamford - Reed Bed Work Party

(c) Colin Varndell - Green Sandpiper

Thursday 31st August

Mark Elsoffer: 3 Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Stonechat (4 juvs), Whitethroat & Hobby.

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