Recent posts

  • I was sent this article from the Swan Sanctuary where I volunteer. It may be of interest. Particularly relevant in this cold weather. Jo Procter

  • by Jo Procter Wow! What an amazing turn out today for the bird walk! About 60 people turned up. Thanks to all who came and I hope you enjoyed the event. We couldn’t have done it without SDOS who are the expert birders so a huge thanks to Tony Benton and Tim Holter who led

  • As our Widewater Juvenile swan (nicknamed Silvo) may be leaving us in a few weeks time, here is a photo record of his development and a short explanation of swan family life by Jo Procter     You may have noticed a change in the behaviour of the Widewater Resident Swan family recently.   Long

  • Thank you Frank for your contribution to ornithological concerns at Widewater. Both Jo and I and another birder I met last week had observed what appeared to be the missing Egrets, a species which was virtually a guaranteed sighting at Widewater in recent years. However, John Newnham had recorded one on his December Wetland Bird

  • Leader – Tony Benton Widewater Lagoon is an important refuge for wild birds, especially in the winter months. And on the 12 January between 11 am and 12.30 pm there is an opportunity to learn more about the birds that call the lagoon home. There will be gulls and ducks to identify and magnificent swans

  • The Widewater Juvenile swan (Silvo) is flying well with his parents

  • This magnificent bird has been seen on the Widewater for a few days now. Do we assume we have a new neighbour? Pictures courtesy of Paula Baker

  • 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