Recent posts

  • Silvo at 2 and 6 weeks old! Look how he’s grown!

  • Yesterday evening, whilst watching one of the swans and the cygnet, I almost missed this baby blackbird clinging on to one of our flower pots. Then I saw its mother bringing its tea. The sparrows were busy ridding the ‘Red Hot Pokers’ of their insects whilst one of the swans, followed by the cygnet who

  • A Bar-tailed Godwit visited Widewater on 24th May 2018 SDOS (Shoreham & District Ornithological Society) sent through some data which showed that the Bar-tailed Godwit is a rare visitor to Widewater and between 2007 & 2017 none were recorded An exciting spotting by Susie Swanson, WoW member

  • Some more lovely pictures of our very special cygnet Courtesy of Jo Procter

  • Some beautiful pictures of our new addition to Widewater. Courtesy of David Baldwin

  • These two beautiful Oystercatchers spotted at Widewater on Wednesday evening 9th May 2018  

  • After a nail-biting day our very special Cygnet has survived being separated from the parents and was rescued by a man in his canoe – already this Cygnet has had an adventure.  It’s a pity we only have one Cygnet this year but at least she has one and won’t be distressed. Dave Wilson caught

  • Dave Wilson who lives by the swan nest managed to get this photo of the first cygnet that hatched on Wednesday. He hasn’t seen any more since then and really we should have more hatching by now unless they just can’t be seen! They should also be on the water very soon so lets keep

  • An interesting story with pictures about the gulls attacking our resident Heron Courtesy of David Baldwin  

  • Wheatears arrive and Brent Geese on the move An hour at the beach this morning was rewarded with some good views of birds on the move.  Towards the west end of the reserve, and sheltering amongst the large sea defence rocks, was a lovely female Northern Wheatear.  This bird was a new arrival, having crossed