Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Brilliant Emerald on the wing at Warnham LNR

Brilliant Emerald - D. Pinguey
An unidentified 'Emerald' species of dragonfly was reported to the volunteers in the Visitor Centre at Warnham LNR on Wednesday and luckily one of our regular visitors was around to go and check it out. Damian Pinguey was very pleased to give us a call to confirm it was our first Brilliant Emerald of the year on our sites. Damian also managed to get a stunning photo of this beautiful dragonfly. It is nationally scarce in Britain so it is excellent to confirm this species on site once more.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Tots at Cheswoth Farm

Online booking is now open for Nature Tots at Chesworth Farm - 4 sessions from 12th June - 3rd July.  Our plans include searching for dragonflies, leaping around the field with the grasshoppers and having a teddy bears’ picnic, as well as exploring the farm with plenty of Forest School woodcraft skills and snacks to enjoy.


Places go very quickly this term so please book now to avoid disappointment at: https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/2017-06-12-chesworth-farm-nature-tots-mondays-12-june-3-july-2017


We are also planning  some holiday clubs for older children in August which are already bookable on the SWT website - see below for details:

https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/category/chesworth-farm-horsham

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Chesworth Farm - Bird Survey

Mike Ayling carried out his weekly bird survey of the Farm which produced the following birds:

Blackbird 5, Blue Tit 5, Chiffchaff 4, Goldfinch 6, Green Woodpecker 1, Grey Heron 2, Jackdaw 3, Linnet 1, Mallard 2, Pheasant 2, Robin 4, Song Thrush 5, Woodpigeon 10, Blackcap 5, Carrion Crow 2, Dunnock 2, Great Tit 5, Greenfinch 4, House Sparrow 2, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Magpie 3, Moorhen 2, Reed Warbler 1, Skylark 1, Whitethroat 4, Wren 8

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Chesworth Farm - Bird Survey

White Fallow Deer - M. Ayling
Mike Ayling carried out his weekly bird survey of the Farm which produced the following list of birds and also an unusual encounter with a young white Fallow Deer buck. The full list of species recorded is below:

Blackbird 3, Blue Tit 2, Carrion Crow 2, Chiffchaff 6, Feral Pigeon 2, Goldfinch 5, Great Tit 2, Greenfinch 4, House Sparrow 2, Linnet 1, Moorhen 3, Reed Warbler 2, Skylark 1, Whitethroat 6, Wren 6, Blackcap 6, Bullfinch 1, Chaffinch 1, Dunnock 2, Garden Warbler 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Herring Gull 2, Jackdaw 3, Magpie 5, Nuthatch 1, Robin 6, Song Thrush 2, Woodpigeon 11

Fallow Deer 1, Grey Squirrel 1

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Chesworth Farm - Bird Survey

Rabbit eyeing up the Pygmy Goat House - M. Ayling
Mike Ayling carried out his weekly bird survey which produced the follwing:

Blackbird 4, Blue Tit 3, Carrion Crow 1, Chiffchaff 7, Garden Warbler 1, Great Tit 2, Greenfinch 2, Herring Gull 4, Jackdaw 11, Kestrel 1, Long-tailed Tit 1, Mallard 4, Reed Warbler 1, Skylark 1, Swallow 2, Woodpigeon 12, Yellowhammer 1, Blackcap 4, Bullfinch 2, Chaffinch 3, Dunnock 1, Goldfinch 5, Green Woodpecker 1, Grey Heron 1, House Sparrow 3, Jay 1, Kingfisher 1, Magpie 2, Moorhen 3, Robin 3, Song Thrush 1, Whitethroat 2, Wren 6

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Chesworth Farm - Bird Survey

Mike Ayling carried out his weekly bird survey which produced the following birds:

Blackbird 2, Blue Tit 3, Buzzard 1, Chaffinch 4, Dunnock 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Herring Gull 5, Jackdaw 5, Magpie 4, Robin 4, Song Thrush 1, Swallow 1, Woodpigeon 9, Blackcap 5, Bullfinch 1, Carrion Crow 3, Chiffchaff 5, Goldfinch 5, Great Tit 3, Greenfinch 1, House Sparrow 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, Mallard 1, Skylark 2, Starling 42, Whitethroat 2, Wren 6