Latest Sightings and Woodland and Meadow Updates

Click on "Programme & Volunteering" to see the Working parties
and the Schedule of talks for 2017-2018.

Click on "Flora & Fauna Record" to go to the Birds and Wild Flower Systematic lists
19 August 2016: Updated Flora record GO

9th October 2018: View poster for first talk of the new season
23rd September 2018: Boating Day on Guppies Pond: Details
18th September 2018: September 11th, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was on the bird feeder in a private garden in Haddenham. Really good record. Sheila Dickerson.

Painting by Tina Bone. This little bird is just a little larger than a sparrow (note the size of the Large Tortoiseshell butterfly in comparison (TB)
14th September 2018: A Comma taken in our garden on Sunday and a Buzzard on wires near Aldreth this evening. Simon.

13th September 2018: An early (around 8.0am) morning walk from Aldreth along the ditch bank to the West River: 25+ Lapwing in flight; 1 Heron; 1 male and 2 female Reed Buntings; and, by the bridge, a Kingfisher flying from one bank to another and then possibly down the drain. Sally
10th September 2018: More sightings from Long Drove: Dam Bank Drove - Ruff 7, Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults. Simon.
9th September 2018: Some sightings from Dam Bank Drove by Simon Stirrup:

Lapwing 450+, Ruff 1 Juvenile, Lesser Black-backed Gull 40, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Yellow-legged Gull 1 Adult.
26th August 2018: Here are some sightings from yesterday (25th):
• North Fen – Yellow-legged Gull 4 adults, Lesser Black-backed Gull 75
• Long Drove – 7 Roe Deer
• Adjacent to Nine Acre Wood – Long-winged Conehead
The images are of Long-winged Conehead, Roe Deer and Buzzard.

10th August 2018: Adult and young Green Woodpecker being fed in the garden after all the rain yesterday.  First time for us !! Ian and Sheila D

8th August 2018: A Turtle Dove was spotted on our bird bath yesterday, before being disturbed. Lovely surprise for Ian! Ian and Sheila D.
1st August 2018: On Sunday afternoon (29th July) there was a Turtle Dove singing by the river Great Ouse to the south of Holme Fen - grid reference TL458714.  There was also a group of at least 3 Yellow Wagtails (presumably a family) by the river bend there, and a heavily moulting adult female Marsh Harrier was hunting over the field on the other side of the river (Setchel Fen, according the OS map). Stephen B.
1st August 2018: From: Graham Campbell <>
Subject: Invitation to the Launch of the Great Ouse Valley Trust
Dear Haddenham Conservation Group

Please see the invitation below.
The Great Ouse Valley Trust is a new venture which seeks to promote this unique environment and the special place it has in the life and identity of our communities. We would be very pleased if a  representative of your organisation can come to our free launch event on 22nd September. Graham Campbell, Chairman, Great Ouse Valley Trust

1st August 2018: We rescued this Hummingbird Hawk-moth from the house yesterday evening.  A good opportunity to see one stationary. Simon.

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