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Green-winged Teal, Alex McKechnie

Pic of the Week – Green-winged Teal, Hayle Estuary, 17th February, Alex McKechnieClick HERE to view the full 2017 Archive.

 
NEWS AND UPDATES

So what is happening in the Society and Cornwall? – We are looking for volunteer surveyors to take part in the winter Cornwall Willow Tit Survey.  …  You can support the RSPB and conservation-minded farmers by voting for Cornwall’s Cirl Buntings in Countryfiles Wildlife Success of The Year 2016   They are selling out fast but, student tickets are still available for the joint CBWPS/BTO/UoE Cornwall Seabirds Conference Above and beyond the Cornish coast” , details on the BTO website HERE

Cirl Buntings in Cornwall – Recent publicity about the RSPB Cirl Bunting project in Devon and Cornwall has resulted in cirls being nominated as Wildlife Success of The Year 2016 by Countryfile Magazine – it would be great for them to win as it highlights the efforts of farmers in saving a farmland species. 

With all the uncertainty about how Brexit will affect agri-environment, and support for farmers wanting to farm in a way compatible with nature, anything that highlights wildlife friendly farming has to be positive. If you feel so inclined please vote on the link below (there are of course other worthy species up for nomination but it would be lovely for cirls to win!) –

http://www.countryfile.com/article/wildlife-success-year

Kestrel nestbox scheme – West Cornwall Ringing Group is interested in starting a new nestbox scheme for Kestrels and are appealing for any sites that may be suitable for siting a box. Farm sites with birds present are of particular interest, as are ones with an existing box. The ringing group can provide boxes, but ask that permission to install one is granted by the land-owner, who would also need to be happy with follow-up visits for nest-recording and ringing. Anyone who knows of a suitable site can email cornishkestrels@gmail.com

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To read all the latest News, views and updates and find out what is happening within the Society and Cornwall’s birdlife please visit the News Page on the website.

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