Next Indoor Meeting - Wednesday 12th December - AGM and Christmas Social.
Our last meeting of 2018 where we celebrate the festive season with fellow members. All visitors welcome to learn more about our society and enjoy the free tasty buffet! The short AGM will take place first and we will also be unveiling our new programme for 2019, which I am sure you are all looking forward to seeing.Then we can relax and enjoy the buffet - a quiz or short talk will also take place.
Arrive at 7.50pm for an 8.00pm start.
Note - this meeting is at our new venue - St Andrews Church Hall, 11 London Road, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0AN.
Whats about in Wickford - November / December
I have not been around for the last 4 / 5 weeks so have not had my usual wanderings around Shotgate and the Wick Country Park. However, in my garden I am seeing a quite large mixed flock of Blue and Great Tits, so they look to have had a good year. There is also a large flock of House Sparrows, at least 25 and possibly more. I heard a Song Thrush singing in the park this week - they are normally early breeders, so this is already signs that they are already looking forward to spring! I also saw a couple of Fieldfares flying over plus a Buzzard also flew quite low down Hodgson's Way. A few years ago this would have been big news but no longer. There are reports of large flocks of Waxwings in Scotland and the North of England and some signs that this could be a Waxwing year. We usually get them later in the winter as they work their way through all the berries down the UK! Finally, we had a very nice Greenfinch on the feeders this morning - a welcome return for this declining species. Please let me have details of your wildlife sightings in Wickford and I will add them here.
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