Making the most of it!

During the period of lockdown due to the Covid crisis, group activities by Knutsford Ornithological Society have been suspended.
The "Latest News" section of the Society's website will continue but, in addition, a more frequent email, detailing local activity in the world of natural history will be sent out to all members and other interested parties, in an attempt to maintain personal links and some sort of continuity during this challenging time.

So this record of birder's activities from their gardens or local locations is not lost I will be saving them as webpages.
This index page will allow you to view this collection of emails containing people's experiences during this difficult time.

Some of the original emails contained images, these are not always included.

Current Latest News

Species seen by KOS members & friends, without the aid of motor vehicles, during the 2020 lockdown.

Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Shelduck, Mandarin Duck, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, Common Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Barn Owl, Little Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Skylark, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler,Sedge Warbler, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Wren, Starling, Ring Ouzel, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Wheatear, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, [ ✓ 87]

There is nothing useful or scientific about this list of species as our 39 correspondents come from all over the place! Staffordshire in the south, up to Cumbria, down the west coast to Crosby, east to Greater Manchester and of course a cluster around the Knutsford / Northwich area. Perhaps in the future someone will find it of interest, probably not ornithologists - more likely psychiatrists !!

List of contributors in order of appearance.
Roger Barnes, Derek Pike, Jean Brookes, Steve Barber, Gill Barber, Darren Morris, Geoff Blamire, Sheila Blamire, Wendy Stratford, Karina Stanley, Jude Halman, Bob Groom, Jayne Davies, Jane McHarry, David Cogger, Hugh Pulsford, Ron Conroy, Alan Booth, Jill Thornley, Dave Butterworth, Graeme Allen, Issy Butterworth, Len Mason, Maria Freel, Terry Heath, Phil Rowley, Jacquie Ledward, Barrie Armitt, Malcolm Greenhalgh, Richard Aubery, Mark Eddows, Phil Hampson, Bob Melling, Simon Smith, Lyn Graves, David Broadbent, John Gilbert, Peter Dawson, David Eyes, Tony Usher. [ ✓ 40]


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