The Bat Habitats Regulation Bill sponsored by Christopher Chope MP had its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 16thof January 2015. A full transcript of the reading can be found HERE. The reading will continue this coming Friday (23rd of January 2015). We are urging everyone who cares about bats to email their MPs urgently. We have prepared some suggested text (AVAILABLE HERE) and you can find out your MP’s email address here (please include your address when you contact your MP so that they know you are a constituent).
For full details see here.
Spent today checking barn owl boxes on mid-Lincs. This box was used for a second brood last year but was empty today. Lots of fresh pellets on the floor of the barn, but no owls present.
One of several hawfinches (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) seen over the weekend…
These birds are really large finches, they have massive, powerful bills. Usually very shy and difficult to see, but the birds at Rufford (RCP) seem to be very easy to see… Numbers in Nottinghamshire are hard to determine, however, as hawfinches are easily overlooked, especially in summer they may be more common. Never seen one in Lincolnshire!
Survey work in the frozen north!
The joint Lincs Bird Club & Lincs Naturalist Union meeting
Saturday, January 17th, 2015.
Phil Espin, Chairman of the Lincolnshire Bird Club, will be speaking about’
‘Rare Breeding Birds in Lincolnshire and the Rare Breeding Birds Panel.”
Indoor Meetings are held on Saturdays at the Whisby Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln and start at 2pm.