Recent posts

  • On 2nd May 2020 three beautiful little cygnets were hatched to our family of swans on the Widewater. Very very sadly a couple of days later Mr Fox was seen in the swans nest and it looked like now only one cygnet survived. Nature at its worst. However this little cygnet and its parents are

  • A selection of some of the wildlife pictures taken during the first week of lockdown, due to the COVID 19 virus Thank you to Emma Swan, Dave Hoggen & Keith Wells for these amazing photographs Black Tailed Godwit Graceful Egrit Lively Egret Juvenile Oyster Catcher in Flight Oyster Catcher Oyster Catchers

  • Our 2019 Juvenile (nicknamed Trevor) spotted at the western end of Widewater, Saturday 21 March 2020 Photos courtesy of Keith Wells  

  • Everyone is invited to Gull-Watch, and impromptu public birding event this Saturday 14th March at Coronation Green. The green overlooks the RSPB Adur Estuary nature reserve in the heart of Shoreham by Sea.  You will find the green next to the pedestrian footbridge in Shoreham High Street. The event is informal, starting at 11.30 and

  • Today we had a lovely visit to Widewater of 90, year 1 children from Seaside Primary school. ( Helpfully divided into 3 groups! )     They were visiting as part of their study of coastal areas. SDOS members Tony, Phil, Sue and Eva kindly came to help and to share their expertise and set up

  • I was at the Swan Sanctuary today and saw our Widewater visitor with the injured foot. It’s good news – she is walking much better with a flat foot now. However she sits down fairly quickly so probably needs a bit more time to build up the strength in her leg before she can be

  • Widewater visiting swan injured this afternoon on the lagoon is now safe and sound at the Swan sanctuary. Probably has a broken bone in her foot which should heal naturally with rest. She will have an x ray later. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring her back when she’s recovered but I’ll release her on

  • A selection of some of the beautiful pictures of the wildlife around the lagoon taken by members of WOW. Thank you for sharing

  • Sunday morning visitor on the Widewater and a meeting of the swans, egrets and heron! It looked like the swans swam over to check him out. Photos courtesy of Paula Baker

  • How our cygnet has grown, almost as big as Mum & Dad! Pictures courtesy of David Baldwin