Author: Mark Mallalieu

New County Recorder

David Campbell has set a high standard as our County Recorder since 2020, drawing on his outstanding knowledge of birds and bird identification. He has combined this voluntary role with a very busy working life, but decided recently that the time had come to stand down. The Society is extremely grateful to him for all […]

Avian Flu update

The latest guidance from the RSPB is here. This includes further information on the recent outbreaks and their devastating impact on seabirds as well as advice on how you can help, including by reporting dead waterfowl (swans, ducks, geese), any seabirds or birds of prey to Defra.

Barn Owl talk Q&A

BARN OWL TALK Q&A With apologies for the slight delay (my fault!), here are the answers to the questions not dealt with directly after the talk. Terry Hallahan has kindly provided the answers and in some cases he has invited individuals to contact him. His mobile number is 07768 506126.  Mark Mallalieu   Are there […]

SOS Virtual Talks in March

The Society is delighted to announce that, after the very popular Conference talks, there will be further SOS virtual talks next month. As we become ever more aware of the threats facing Sussex’s birds, the first talk, at 19:00 on Wed 2 March, is a very timely one by Richard Cowser on the work of the […]

Great White Egrets

With increasing numbers of Great White Egrets being seen in Sussex each year, the SOS Records Committee (SOSRC) and Scientific Committee have concluded that, as from 1 January 2018, descriptions/photos of this species will not be needed to support records in any part of the county.  The Sussex Bird Report 2016 includes Great White Egret […]

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