Car Park, West End, (08, 33-10, 06):- 4 Mute Swans, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mandarin 2m+1f, 9 Mallard, 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 22 Cormorant, 13 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard overhead, 1 Red Kite overflying, 1 Kestrel m, 6 Snipe, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers m+f, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch m, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Nuthatch, 1Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail,
Dam End:- (10, 30-10.54) 1 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Gull overflying, 2 Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail,

Dam End:-  2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Gull, 1 immature Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Mandarin flyover, 1 Stock Dove, 60+ Wood Pigeon, 2 Pied Wagtail.
West End:-  13 Great Crested Grebe, 29 Cormorant, Heronry still very active with young seen at nests, 3 Greylag, 8 Canada Geese, 4 Egyptian Geese, pair of Mandarin, 3 flyover Gadwall, 16 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 5 Snipe on Pintail, 1 flyover Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 5+ Blue Tit, 1 Chaffinch.

Dam End:- 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Little Gull, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Pied Wagtails, 3m Gadwall, 1 Mistle Thrush.
West End:- 6 Common Snipe, 2 Mandarin, 1 Little Grebe, 5 immature Mute Swan ,2 Egyptian Geese.
Whillet’s:- 1 Common Snipe, 4 Comma Butterflies.

Whillet’s:- 1 Common Snipe, 1m Reed Bunting, 1m Yellowhammer, 4 Chiffchaff, 8 Magpie, 4 Jay, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Rook, 17 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull and 5 Black-headed Gull fly over.
Dam End:- 5 immature Mute Swans, 8 Canada Geese, 3 Chiffchaff, 9 Sand Martins, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Jay, 2 Herring Gull, 26 Fieldfares, 8 Redwings.
North Bank:- 9 Chiffchaffs, 18 Chaffinch in Hornbeam wood, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 5 Bullfinch.
West End:- 12 Cormorants on nests, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Mandarin, 9 Blackbirds, 2 Jays, 2 Egyptian Geese, 12 Great Crested Grebes.

Please note that all group events have been cancelled until further notice.
See the “Diary Dates” news item for updates.
We hope you all keep well and manage to enjoy nature during these difficult times.

CANCELLED ~ Spring WalkSaturday 25th April 2020 – for members [22/03/20]

CANCELLED ~ SOS and FoWW WalkWednesday 6th May 2020 [22-03-20]
A walk for members of the Sussex Ornithology Society and The Friends of Weir Wood will be held on Wednesday 6th May 2020. Meet at the Sailing Club Car Park for 9:30 start.  We will have a look over the reservoir then walk up to the picnic site on the north bank to look for orchids and spring birds. After a quick coffee break we will walk back to our cars. Drive to the West End car park for lunch and to look at birds such as the nesting Common Terns. After lunch there will be a walk to Whillet’s Meadows for a general look at the: pond; reed-bed; woods and meadows. Led by Bob Johnson.

UNDER REVIEW ~ Open DaySunday 12th July 2020 – (please check details nearer the date). [22-03-20]

Dam End:- 1m Common Scoter, 60 Sand Martins, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 120 Starlings, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 Pied Wagtail.
West End:- 4 immature Mute Swans, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Egyptian Geese.

Dam End:- 1 male Common Scoter, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 42 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 immature Mute Swan, 50+ Sand Martin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 14 Starling.