Category Archives: Wildlife

New species of damselfly larva found at Desborough Rec

In a recent riverfly monitoring task at Desborough Rec, a new damselfly larva species was found and identified as a banded demoiselle. This species has probably been attracted to the site as a result of the stream improvements as it likes lots … Continue reading

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Chiltern Rangers bird ringing sessions

Chiltern Rangers have done two bird ringing sessions in the past week or so and have ringed: 5x blue tits, long-tailed tit (and found a nest), dunnock, chiffchaff, male & female goldcrest and the female siskin shown in the photograph  

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Rescuing Ratty

A Wycombe Wildlife Event, everyone is welcome. Make a note in your diaries Monday 18th of Jan 2016 from 7:45 to 9:45 at Trinity United Reformed Church, London Road, High Wycombe. HP11 1BJ  (follow this link for a map) A … Continue reading

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Kingfisher at Desborough Rec Ground

Paul Frost who is Biodiversity Officer for Quadron (WDC’s contractor responsible for upkeep of open spaces) recently spotted a Kingfisher at Desborough Recreation Ground . See wildlife gallery for more photos  

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News for Birdwatchers

The sighting of a Water Rail on 25th February in the Wycombe Marsh area has been reported to the Bucks Bird Club.

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Kestrel Sighting

A male kestrel is being seen regularly around Kingsmead and is hunting successfully in the areas of rough grassland. This is an indication that the vegetation is providing  a suitable habitat for a constant supply of food (e.g. small mammals, … Continue reading

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Little Egret sightings

Today two RTW volunteers were checking out a Chiltern Society organised walk scheduled for Weds 5th February. While walking from Kingsmead to Bassetsbury Lane beside the river they had 6 sightings of Little Egrets .

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