New Bird Hide, donations needed: CBWPS jointly with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust are trying to raise £15,000 to build a new hide at the Middle Amble Marsh Nature Reserve. This new reserve is adjacent to the renowned Walmsley Sanctuary (Camel Estuary, near Wadebridge) and it supports a wide variety of wildlife. But to increase it’s biodiversity CWT and CBWPS are developing and enhancing this wetland by raising water levels, creating new scrapes and improving access. “This habitat and restoration at Middle Amble Marsh will not only be a valuable landscape extension to Walmsley Sanctuary, but also, through the provision of a new hide, will offer the people of Cornwall the opportunity to truly enjoy the wildlife this brings. In these times of great change, bringing people closer to nature is vital to ensure that we remain connected to our natural world” Mark Grantham, Chair CBWPS. More details here. Donate online: Visit the “Support us” page here Donate by phone: Call on 01872 273939 (credit card donations only). Or donate by text: Text HIDE15 followed by £5 or £10 to 70070.
Guidelines for submissions, Bird news: We welcome submission of all bird news from anyone, CBWPS member or not. However, to make the task of updating the news page easier each night we would prefer submissions to be in the following format so that we can just copy/paste into the website page.
Location: x Bird One, xx Bird Two and xxx Bird Three. (A Name)
Photographs: Firstly please accept that this news page is not intended as a picture gallery, it’s intended for relaying bird news only. More and more birders are submitting photos, these again frequently need extra work done on them in order to get them into web page condition. Whilst we are quite happy to publish pictures that accompany a bird report we do reserve the right to publish or not. So please submit images that are no wider than 1000 pixels. This can be achieved by either cropping the original or resizing it. Then save as a jpeg, file size should then be less that 1MB. Also please only submit one or two images of a bird, unless there are specific interesting features or behaviour shown in additional images. Send reports to email@example.com
Request for dead seabirds.
As part of a project on comparative physiology and plastic pollution, I am looking to obtain specimens of recently dead seabirds (specimens that have undergone severe decay are not appropriate for our proposed study). Please could anyone finding a dead bird collect, place it in a plastic bag, store frozen and then contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I will endeavour to collect birds ASAP, as long as this is within Cornwall. Very many thanks, Dr Steve Votier.
(Please do not put yourselves in any unnecessary danger to do this. If in doubt do not attempt to retrieve the specimens. Eds)
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