Christmas Birds of Lake and Cemetery

Thursday 28th December 10:30 am

This should be a breath of fresh air after the winter excesses, but hopefully not freezing cold or soaking wet fresh air. Fingers crossed! I have been watching birds in the old cemetery since August 1977 when I first joined a regular birdwatching group led by Frank Voysey, formerly the leader of the Southampton Group of the RSPB. The group folded in 1982 but I have often birdwatched here since. Over the years we have seen the arrival of Firecrest, Ring-necked Parakeet and Red Kite but Lesser Spotted Woodpecker are not seen now, and Spotted Flycatcher are rare summer visitors. We hope to see the winter residents in the cemetery as well as assortment of water birds on the Cemetery Lake.

Walks taken by Phil Budd

Meeting Place: Main cemetery entrance off Cemetery Road

Grid Ref: SU412136

Postcode: SO15 7NN

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