Recent posts

  • 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

  • More beautiful pictures of our new arrival Photos Courtesy of Kevin Long

  • One of the most beautiful images I can think of is a cygnet being carried on the Pen’s back.    Managed to capture it today! They climb on when they are tired or cold. Pictures courtesy Jo Procter