20-09-19 2 Ospreys at 11:00 over flying East.

15-08-19 Osprey juvenile over flying South 10:20

04-06-19 Osprey seen by Work Party.

28-04-19 Osprey seen over dam just after 4pm (John Hunt).

24-04-19 Osprey reported (Bob Taylor)

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04-09-18 Osprey flying over the West End

14-08-18 3 Ospreys (adult plus 2 young) at The Dam

29-07-18 Osprey flying over reservoir.

01-05-18 Osprey reported at 10:15 flying off to the North – anonymous on RBA and Birdguides.

02-04-18 Osprey seen at about 09:00

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04-10-17 Osprey seen by Alastair Gray about 11:30 at the West End.

09-09-17 Osprey seen by Brendan Lanigan at the Dam End 7:30am.

04-09-17 Osprey seen by fishermen near Admiral’s Wood 7am.

31-05-17 Osprey reported at Dam End.

08-05-17 Osprey at Dam End in morning.

04-05-17 Osprey flying NE at Dam End (about noon).

01-05-17 Osprey headed North over Dam (09:30).

27-03-17 Osprey reported at Dam End late morning.

25-03-17 2 Ospreys watched over the reservoir at 18:20 – Janet Wilkinson.

23-03-17 Osprey seen at about 9;30 am – watched for 10 minutes – Brendan Lanigan at the Fishery.

Our AGM for 2019 was held on 29th March. The minutes are available in the “Members” section.
Many thanks to Matt Eade for an excellent talk on birding on his local patch and a trip to Antarctica.

Meadow Bridge Repairs August – September 2017
The Committee and the Work Parties have just completed a major task – arranging the funds, the materials and the repairs to two of the bridges between the meadows in Whillet’s. We are now able again to take tractors through the meadows to mow them. In particular we are very grateful to the work parties for all their hard work in replacing the large number of timbers.

Bridge Repairs Aug 2017

Bridge Repairs Aug 2017

Bridge Repairs Sep 2017

Bridge Repairs Sep 2017

North Bank Willow Clearance 18-07-17

Southern Water Volunteers 18-07-17

Southern Water Volunteers day – a team from Southern Water helped at our Tuesday Work Session.

The Friends are very grateful to a team of Southern Water volunteers who turned up to assist some of our regular volunteers on a project to start clearing Willow from the waterside edge on North Bank opposite the viewing area. We are increasing the open waterside edge areas to benefit wetland birds and to improve the vegetation. The team worked hard and did an excellent job. A noticeable impact has been made already – bearing in mind that all the cutting was done with hand tools. Further work will be carried out by our regular volunteers in the next few weeks to complete the cutting and clearing tasks. Thank you again to the Southern Water Volunteers. The photos show the SW volunteers during a break (by Tom Ryan) and the improvement in the shore area on the North Bank (by Bob Johnson)