Tag Archives: Reed Bunting

Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 4th December 2016

Many thanks to Ron, Mark A, Mark T, Judi, Julie, Sarah, Pete and Jason for venturing into the Reservoir Basin to cut back the phragmites in the original Water Vole scrape and they cleared around 50% of it, which was bundled … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 25 January 2015

The weather gods and goddesses blessed us once again as it stayed dry, and even better, down in the Reservoir Basin we were out of the cold wind. The plan was to clear around 50% of the Phragmites (Common Reed) that was … Continue reading

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The Birds are Flocking to Rawcliffe Meadows

The Rawcliffe Meadows Cornfield Reserve has been attracting increased numbers of farmland songbirds during the cold weather and provides great opportunities to see species such as Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting and Yellowhammer. These can be viewed easily along the Country … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 7th December 2014

Ten of us gathered on the sunny side of the Cornfield Nature Reserve  on Sunday 7th to clear around the gorse that had been planted over the last two years to make it even more attractive to the Yellowhammers that … Continue reading

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Bunting bonanza!

Seed-eating songbirds tend to gather on the Cornfield in greatest numbers during freezing weather: our peak counts of Corn Bunting (118 birds) and Reed Bunting (over 120) were made during the bitterly cold, snow-bound end of 2010. During the remarkably … Continue reading

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The Birds are Gathering at Rawcliffe Meadows Cornfield

Despite the mild winter, numbers of birds are building-up in the Cornfield with a mixed flock of around 200 Tree Sparrows and Greenfinches. These are accompanied by at least 30 Reed Buntings and around 20 Yellowhammers with small numbers of Corn … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Wildlife News: January to April 2013

In our first round-up of recent wildlife news from Rawcliffe Meadows, we can report some rare feathered visitors. Seven Waxwings were seen in trees by the flood basin on 31st January while a Water Pipit visited the Cornfield pool on … Continue reading

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