Our Newsletter #96 – Spring 2022 – has been sent out by email and by post (23-03-22). You should receive your copy soon. Please contact me if you have any problems. Tom ~ Membership Secretary


Sunday 17th JULY 2022OPEN DAY

Please confirm the dates and details close to the event – see newsletters, website and Facebook group for updates and details.

26-05-22 Osprey at West End 07:00 – Nigel Driver

25-05-22 Osprey at West End 09:10 headed to the dam – Nigel Driver

24-05-22 Osprey over mid reservoir at 06:40 – Nigel Driver

21-05-22 West End – Osprey flew in from the NW at 09:05 carrying a small fish and putting all the Terns up – Alastair Gray

17-05-22 Osprey at Dam End – Linsey Gooding
Osprey at Dam End 08:00 to 08:45 – Alastair Gray

16-05-22 Osprey fishing at Dam End 18:00 – Brendan Lanigan

01-05-22 Osprey at 08:10 over the West End – Nigel Driver

15-04-22 Osprey at 07:10 – Nigel Driver

14-04-22 Osprey at Dam End morning – Linsey Gooding

12-04-22 Osprey from the dam at 07:20 – Nigel Driver

10-04-22 Osprey flew in from SE at 08:30 caught a fish at 08:38 then departed back towards Ashdown – Alastair Gray,

09-04-22 Osprey seen from picnic area – Nigel Driver

07-04-22 Osprey over West End at 13:45 – Nigel Driver

30-03-22 Osprey over West End at 10:35 – Nigel Driver

26-03-22 Osprey N over dam in afternoon – Nigel Driver

25-03-22 Osprey flew NNW at Dam End late afternoon – Chris Sutton

19-03-22 Osprey flew over West End 11:40 – Nigel Driver.

16-10-21 Osprey flew through – Nigel Driver.

20-09-21 Osprey over dam 10:05 headed north – Nigel Driver.

15-09-21 Osprey at West End 08:40 – Nigel Driver

13-09-21 Osprey over West End – Nigel Driver.

23-08-21 Osprey at 10:30 flying along the north ridge headed south west seen by Nigel Driver.

22-08-21 Osprey seen early at Dam End flying off with fish by Bob Johnson and Alastair Gray (WeBS).

17-08-21 Osprey seen early by Brendan Lanigan

11-08-21 Osprey flew in at Dam End at 06:35 circled and went to the West End – Nigel Driver

10-08-21 Osprey at Dam End 3pm caught fish – Nigel Driver

26-06-21 Osprey at Dam End early afternoon – Nigel Driver.

08-06-21 Osprey at West End, flew in from the North Bank, all the Common Terns went up and escorted it off, about 09:30 – seen by The Work Party.

22-05-21 Osprey at West End – Nigel Driver.

02-05-21 Osprey at West End; first of three appearances at 14:15. At 14:50 flew west with fish – Keith Hazelden.

02-05-21 Osprey at West End 14:15 – report on RBA.

22-04-21 Osprey over dam early morning – Nigel Driver

08-04-21 Osprey at Dam End – Alastair Gray

31-03-21 Osprey at Dam End 08:10 – Nigel Driver

30-03-21 Osprey at Dam End mid-afternoon – Nigel Driver

29-03-21 Osprey at Dam End – Alastair Gray. Also reported on Birdguides

28-03-21 Osprey at 09:30 Dam End – Alastair Gray

22-03-21 Osprey in morning – Brendan Lanigan

19-03-21 Osprey at 06:45 and 07:15 at Dam End – Nigel Driver.

09-03-21 Osprey caught fish at Dam End – Brendan Lanigan

08-03-21 Osprey at Dam End – Brendan Lanigan

10-10-20 juvenile Osprey at West End – Nigel Driver.

25-09-20 juv Osprey early morning over dam then flew over Admirals wood – Nigel Driver

18-09-20 Osprey at Dam End 17:30 – Brendan Lanigan

04-09-20 Osprey juvenile over dam early morning – Nigel Driver.

31-07-20 Osprey at Dam End 06:20 – Nigel Driver.

17-07-20 Osprey in a tree near reed-bed in Whillet’s – The Ringers.

06-07-20 Osprey 06:15.

02-07-20 Dam End Osprey early morning.

01-07-20 and 30-06-20 Osprey reported both days early morning coming over the Dam.

29-06-20 Dam End:- 1 Osprey appeared from the east over the Dam on its second attempt it caught a fish then flew south at 07:13 (Alastair Gray)

28-06-20  Osprey over mid reservoir between 07:05-07:23 then flew east.

24-06-20 Osprey at the Dam End around 17:30 (Brendan Lanigan).
Osprey also seen at West End at 06:00.

22-06-20 Osprey high over Whillet’s (The Ringers)

15-05-20 Osprey at West End

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

15-08-19 Osprey juvenile overflying 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)


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


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 7:30 am.

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

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.

Membership fees for 2022 are now due. All members have received a reminder with the recent Newsletter 95. If you have any questions or would like to join for the first time please let me know – Tom Howard-Jones ([email protected]). Best wishes for the New Year. 8th January 2022.

Our book “The Nature of Weir Wood” is now available.
Please see HERE for details and information on how to get copies.

Peter Erridge gives illustrated talks on the ‘History, development and management of Weir Wood Local Nature Reserve’. They last about 45 minutes and have been well received. He has many photographs of the wildlife and plants found on the Reserve. His presentation can be modified to give more information on topics that may be particular interest to your group. An agreed fee will be donated to support the work of the Friends of Weir Wood. If you would like to arrange a talk please contact Peter via [email protected].