Wickford Wildlife Society - Latest News and Events

Forthcoming Wildlife News and Events for Your Diary:

New Programme 2019 

Our new programme has now been compiled and full details are here on this website. Click the WWS Programme 2019 tab above to view. If anyone wants a printed copy please email me with your address and I will send in the post. Hope to see many of you at our meetings.

Next meeting - Indoor - Members Evening - Wednesday 16th January 2019

Bring along pictures and stories you would like to share – UK or abroad – any interesting images of wildlife - slides, digital or real exhibits welcome. Anyone who has any photos etc they would like to show at the meeting please let me know and I will arrange.

Meet at 7.50pm for 8.00pm start.


As many of you know we changed the date of our Indoor Meetings in 2019, so that they do not clash with Basildon Natural History Society meetings. Basildon Natural History Society was formed in 1968 by a small group of amateur naturalists who shared a common interest in natural history and wildlife conservation. The society holds regular and wide-ranging indoor and outdoor meetings where members can learn about nature, geology, land management and other subjects that help us to understand and appreciate the natural world around us. 

If you wish to attend any of their meetings or want to find out more about the Society, please click on the BNHS Programme 2019 page above to view their calendar of events. 

South Essex Apple Link (SEAL)

Have you got an Ipad, Ipod or Apple Mac? Do you want help with how it works or just want to know more about the many functions these devices? Local help is at hand from SEAL here in Wickford.

They are a group for users of all Apple products (including Mac computers, iPhones and iPads) and have members with a wide range of experience and skill levels from beginners to experts. They meet on the second Friday of each month between 7:30pm and 10:30pm at the Wick Community Centre and members often support each other between meetings. At their meetings they provide help with problems and answer questions, have presentations to help members get the most out of their Apple products, and discuss Apple-related news. 

Please visit their website at - http://www.seal-apple.co.uk

And you can email them at - contact@seal-apple.co.uk

Whats about in Wickford - Early January

As per last month, I'm afraid that I have not been around in Wickford for last few weeks so don't have a lot to report. However, a very nicely marked Redwing was on next door's crab apple tree yesterday and there were at least 2/3 in Shotgate park too. I have also seen Fieldfares flying around. It is well worth cutting up a couple of apples for the garden as these will attract these winter Thrushes in the colder weather. Further afield, if you want to see birds of prey, then Wallasea Island is place to go. Wrap up warm as it can be exposed on the sea wall but over the weekend they have seen Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Kestrel and Short Eared Owls! There is also a flock of 50 Corn Buntings here. Well worth a visit to try and see any of these fabulous birds. Abberton Reservoir also has some good water birds at the moment, Smew, Goosander, Black Necked Grebe, Long Tailed Duck, Bewick's Swan, Scaup, Great White Egret and a rare Ringed Necked Duck all the way from the USA. Good luck in trying to see any of these. 

Please let me have details of your wildlife sightings in Wickford and I will add them here.


For all events please see our WWS Programme 2019 page above.

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