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  • An unusual visitor to the lagoon last week, the seagulls went crazy but they didn’t need to worry, he was a rescue and has grown up in captivity, so only eats carrion. A very nice man answered a thousand questions from a fascinated crowd, it was amazing privelidge to be able stroke a large predator.

  • This beautiful Grey Heron has been visiting The Widewater Lagoon in the past few days. Let’s hope he stays a while. These Salamanders were found under railway sleepers in the Garden. Photos Courtesy of Dave

  • What an interesting picture, captured by Mikey Unsted

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001613905969/videos/2148510501879392/ The mating ritual of The Widewater Swan family. https://www.facebook.com/100001613905969/videos/2152715771458865/?t=4

  • For info: a lone swan at the west end of the lagoon is being fed out of the water regularly.   I have no problem with feeding swans as I have said before but only if feeding is sensible and the swan is not put at risk. This swan is being encouraged to come out

  • 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