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Kestrel nestbox scheme

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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News March 2017

Cornwall Cattle Egret Survey Sunday 19th March – The results are in and the article including the results of this survey on the Cattle Egret influx 2016/2017 can be found HERE  (see here for more details on the survey.)

See also – The Birdwatchers’ Code… and the…. Nature Photographers Code of Practice (pdf)
Request for deceased seabirds – further details on the News Page HERE

Cornwall Willow Tit Survey 2017/18 – Please see the Cornwall Willow Tit Survey section for further details if you think you can help in 2018.

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… Anyone who knows of a suitable site can email cornishkestrels@gmail.com

Cornwall Cattle Egret Survey 19th March – Many thanks to all those who helped us in this countywide survey. An impressive 77 birds were recorded in the county, despite incomplete coverage and poor visibility at some sites. A full report will follow, see > here < for more details on the survey.

UPDATE: The results are in and the article including the results of this survey on the Cattle Egret influx 2016/2017 can be found HERE 

Bird books for sale

Bird books for sale – A member has advised us that c100 bird books will be selling at the Truro Auction Centre on Friday 17 March. Example: 4 boxes with 15 monographs in each box (usually Poysers) at an estimated £40-60 per box (about £3 a volume). Possibly of interest to those who would be interested in upgrading their book collections

RSPB Heron Watch

Title:    RSPB Heron Watch

Date:   Wednesday 1 March 2017

Description:  Join the RSPB Warden for a lovely morning of Grey Heron spotting. Herons are gearing up for the nesting and breeding season at this time of year. Take a leisurely stroll and learn to spot and identify other resident and migrant birds and wildlife living on Marazion Marsh.

Meet:

 

Marazion Marsh (SW514312)

Time:

9am to 11am

Bring:

 

Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, binoculars

Cost:

£5 per person (children free)

Booking:

Booking essential through

Eventbrite.co.uk .

For more information contact us on 01736 360624

or check the RSPB Marazion Marsh website.

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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CBWPS on Twitter

Just in case you hadn’t noticed … cbwps now has an active twitter account!

Accessible from the main sidebars on the website homepage and other pages, or by searching cbwpsbirds or cbwps1 on twitter itself.

If you’re on twitter already, this is a great opportunity not only to support us by following us, re-tweeting or commenting on/liking our tweets, but hopefully also an opportunity for you to become that little bit better informed on what is going on in the world of #Cornwall’s #birds and the #local birding scene!

We are aiming to retweet most relevant birding news from within the county twitter community, keep you updated on news and events from the society itself, and share relevant or interesting information from other county organizations or on pressing local conservation issues as they arise.

Use the @cbwps1 at the end of your own tweets if you want to specifically draw our attention or bring us to the wider attention of your other followers!

Thanks, the cbwps twitter team, and happy tweeting

Vote for Cirl Buntings in Cornwall!

… From the RSPB Cirl Bunting Project team –

Recent publicity about the 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

Voting closed 28th Feb