Lockdown Newsletter

Best Bird from Home Competition

We hope that you have coped OK with the lockdown, remained in good health and managed to see a few nice birds from your garden or on your local exercise walks. With the restrictions being relaxed, understandably birders are venturing further afield, so we’ve decided to close our “best bird from home” competition on 31st May. This leaves you less than four days to see that super bird, such as a Siberian Crane or an Eleanora’s Falcon, flying through your airspace. The competition has been tremendously exciting especially in the early days when we hardly dared set foot outside our front door! There have been some amazing sightings with over 100 records of Red Kite, two White-tailed Eagles that were tracked as they flew through Suffolk on two occasions – who needs satellite tags? Birds that didn’t make the shortlist include several Black Redstarts, Firecrests and Spoonbills, two Ring Ouzels, several Stone-curlews, Dartford Warblers, Nightjars, Nightingales and Cuckoos heard, a few Hobbies, a Yellow Wagtail and an Osprey. So the short list is as follows:



Please note: all WBC indoor & outdoor events are cancelled due to current health guidelines.

We are sorry to take this step but it was inevitable in the current situation. We hope you all stay well & look forward to seeing you all again when this difficult time has passed.

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