Wealden Heaths Breeding Bird Survey (West Sussex) Surveyor needed urgently from 2020 This long running survey monitors 21 breeding species with emphasis on heathland specialists by the simple method of detecting males holding territory. The core heaths of West Sussex have been surveyed for over twenty years and we are now in need of a […]
Author: Val Bentley
Apologies for tardiness in updating the list – have been away from computer for several days! I suspect that virtually all the results are now in and here is the (preliminary) final order 101* Rolling Turnstones 101 Martlets 93 Dynamic Duo 93 Mike’s Mergansers 87 North Wallcreepers 87 The Ryenecks 87 The Great Twits 81 TQ01ers […]
SOS Fieldworkers’ meeting Saturday September 28th 2019 at 13.30 – Adastra Hall, Hassocks, BN6 8QH This new event for SOS is for everyone who enjoys bird watching and recording and taking part in bird surveys and fieldwork in Sussex. The event is free and open to all birdwatchers. No need to book, just come […]
Sussex Ornithological Society Council positions are held for five years from the date of the Annual General Meeting, so we are always looking for new volunteers from the membership to get involved with the running of the Society. In 2020, there will be vacancies for the positions of Secretary, Newsletter Editor, and Surveys and Projects […]
Please note the time of this walk is 9.30am NOT 2pm as printed in the Programme card.
Now 18 Teams (surely a record?) have completed their Race, and the totals stand at 107 Ruff ‘n’ready (Tim Squire, Josh MacCallum Stewart) 97 The Martlets (Peter Plant, Hugh Horne, Peter Davis, Sophie May Lewis, Gary Trew) 96 Dynamic Duo (Elliot Chandler, John Thorogood) 96 Mike’s Mergansers (Mike English, Jan Jupp, Lesley Milward, Mike Russell, […]
If you are planning to do the Race – remember it has to be during the first two weeks of January – don’t forget to let me know and to ask for a Race pack. My team are up for it again! Val Bentley: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01273 494723
There are still places at the Annual Conference for SOS members on Saturday 26th January at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath. Tim Squire has put together a really interesting programme: Mark Mallalieu on the extraordinary influx of Hawfinches in the winter of 2017/18 (he seems to be finding more this winter!), Rachel White from Brighton University […]
Please note that the grid reference given in the newsletter is incorrect. The meeting place is the northern car park at Lord’s Piece which is SU990173.
It would appear that the bad weather conditions in the Mediterranean area are the main cause of Swifts being held up at present – 18th May. Wet and windy conditions are being reported through the Swifts Local Network and causing members from all over the British Isles to be concerned that many of their local […]