It is a brilliant day with a buzzing atmosphere that could only be found at Adastra Hall.
You can view photos taken on the day on our Adastra Flickr photo page.
If you find a dead or injured Barn Owl please contact Barrie as soon as possible so that he can try to determine whether a nest that needs attending to.
If the Barn Owl has a ring around its leg please make a note of the number and report it to him.
The estuaries, formerly abounding in these species, are now far more disturbed by traffic than they used to be; and much of the marshland has been brought under cultivation.
The last of the grand morasses of the western division, the Amberley Wildbrook, is converted into so-called smiling meadows, re-echoing with the lowing of cattle instead of the hollow boom of the Bittern and the croak of the Heron.
Attendees returned to the “open-mic” slot, which is a short session where delegates can publicise their projects and request for volunteers.
The cliffs have in many places been scarped down, or shattered by the engineer, thus destroying the favourite resorts of many wild birds. Herons are not uncommon and the number of nesting lapwings is increasing.
The inland aspect of the county, too, is much changed from what it was in former times. There also seems to be plenty of heathland, though not as much as in Borrer’s day, I am sure.
However, The Crumbles, an area of vegetated shingle and scrub to the east of Eastbourne, is now a huge housing estate.
If you would like an application form please contact Penny Green. Paul would like to hear of any sites which may have a viable breeding population of terrapins.
Anyone interested in recording on Shoreham Beach please send in records as they would be useful to help find out more about this interesting habitat of vegetated shingle, which is especially good for invertebrates.