The 2016-2017 Season Kicks Off

The L.O.S. 2016-17 programme of indoor meetings with illustrated presentations by experienced birders, conservationists and wildlife photographers will be kicking off on Friday 2nd September with a talk entitled 'The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail' by local favourite and L.O.S. member Dennis Atherton. 

The full programme with descriptions is available on this website here:

L.O.S. Pennington Flash Volunteers Start Work

Although good weather arrived for our first day as volunteers at Pennington Flash, the previous few days had been very wet and most of the paths and hides were under water. Therefore we weren’t able to do any work on the feeding station bird tables and perches, as the water had almost reached the table tops.

So what we did was to:
  • brush and clean down the inside of the Bunting hide and wash and disinfect the seating and shelves with Jeyes Fluid
  • carry out fence repairs and renewals to the Bunting Hide approach
  • mend the gate latch
  • cut down overhanging tree branches and did some thinning out in the surrounding woodland.
  • litter pick around the site concentring on the area around the lagoon on Ramsdale’s Ruck

Many thanks to 19 of the group who could make it today, and to Mr Graham Workman Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles / Development Manager - Biodiversity, for his advice on habitat maintenance and the provision of equipment. 

Thanks also to Jeff the “park ranger” for his cooperation today and to Michael Fishwick, Greenspace Development Officer. for supplying equipment and wire fencing.

Thanks to everyone who turned up to help on the day including Eddie King, Dennis Price and Tony Bishop who aren't shown on the photo above.

The next session will be on Saturday 3rd September from 8am until 11am - bringing your own tools isn't essential but is always useful.
David Shallcross

Bird Food and Feeder Sponsorship

The L.O.S. Pennington Flash Volunteers working at Bunting Hide next Tuesday (23/08/16) have kindly been sponsored by the following suppliers who have donated food or feeders for the project.