Nest Box Survey – June 2021

Now is the time of year when the nest boxes in The Heath’s woodland are usually filled with broods of young birds. So I spent time today watching for parents coming and going on feeding trips. I was a little disappointed to see activity at only three boxes. This is in marked contrast to last... Continue Reading →

BGB 2021 – The Results

We were unable to run an event for the Big Garden Birdwatch this year because of the Covid-19 restrictions. However, Bob Groom, a local member of the Knutsford Ornithological Society, took a walk through The Heath and recorded what he found. Bob recording fifteen species but was disappointed not to have found more. He said,... Continue Reading →

Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is taking place over the weekend, 29th - 31st January. It has been customary for us to organise an associated event on The Heath with the Knutsford Ornithological Society. This year, Covid-19 restrictions make this impossible. However, we suggest you may wish to do your own bird count while taking your daily... Continue Reading →

Nest Box Survey – May 2020

The Heath is now teeming with new life, including birdlife. This month provides the best opportunity to find out how the nest boxes we installed are being used. All it takes is to watch each box for a few minutes. Occupancy is confirmed by observing the adults flitting back and forth, bringing food to their... Continue Reading →

BGB 2020 – The Results

Our fourth annual bird-watching event, held on Sunday 26th January, recorded the highest number of birds yet. We ran the event as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend with local experts from the Knutsford Ornithological Society. We covered the whole of The Heath, including the woodland, by splitting into three groups and then... Continue Reading →

Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

Sunday 26th January 11am-12pm We'll be holding our Big Garden Birdwatch on Sunday 26th. Friends of The Heath are coordinating with Friends of the Moor and the Knutsford Ornithological Society in a pan-Knutsford event. Friends of the Moor are holding their session on the Moor on Saturday and we're holding ours on The Heath on... Continue Reading →

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