Natural History of Northwood & Medham

 

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The village of Northwood is home to a varied collection of birds, animals and plants. The articles in this section explore this rich natural history and provide information on how you can view these creatures.

This section is authored and managed by Debbie Pledge – you can contact her on nhadmin@northwoodvillage.org.uk .

Watch her film on YouTube. It is a walk through Medham to the River Medina on Christmas Day 2008 where she sees buzzards, mute swans and more. Watch in High Quality.

Birds

 

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO BIRDWATCHING

 

HOW TO ATTRACT BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN

 

LIST OF BIRDS SEEN IN NORTHWOOD AND MEDHAM

 

Mammals

 

LIST OF MAMMALS SEEN IN NORTHWOOD AND MEDHAM

 

Butterflies

 

LIST OF BUTTERFLIES SEEN IN NORTHWOOD AND MEDHAM

 

Natural History News & Articles

 

Report on a guided RSPB walk around Brading Marshes. Sunday 4 May 2008.

A report on a visit to this RSPB reserve during the Isle of Wight Walking Festival.

 

Report on the Isle of Wight Ornithology Group local outing to Parkhurst Forest. Saturday 2 June 2007

A report on the crepuscular and nocturnal birdlife of this nearby forest.

 

BIRD OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER 2006 – PIED WAGTAIL

The constant tail-wagging gives this bird an endearing quality…

 

BIRD OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER 2006 – FIELDFARE

Fieldfares are happy to move about widely in search of food supplies…

 

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Natural History Forum

 

Bird List rises to 81

I have just updated the list of birds seen in Northwood and Medham to a new total of 81. Checking the recently published 2009 Isle of Wight Bird Report I noticed that a Nightingale was recorded at Medham on 1 April 2009. This was also the first record of this species for the whole island […]

 

Number of birds recorded reaches 79

I recently acquired a nearly complete set of back issues of the IOW Bird Report. Having been through every record I am able to add three species to our list: ‘Tundra’ Bean Goose, Peregrine and Waxwing. This brings the total to 79. ‘Tundra’ Bean Goose: eight birds were feeding in a field near Skinner’s Farm […]

 

Results of 2009 Big Garden Birdwatch

Did you take part in this year’s birdwatch? The results for the Isle of Wight are below. The number refers to the average number of birds seen per garden. Blue tit 3.32 Blackbird 2.78 House sparrow 2.47 Woodpigeon 2.41 Chaffinch 2.04 Long tailed tit 1.98 Great tit 1.58 Starling 1.51 Greenfinch 1.50 Jackdaw 1.47 Nationally, […]

 

Cattle Egret near Puckpool

There is a Cattle Egret near Puckpool. It has been around for nearly two weeks. Twenty years ago people got very excited by the sight of a Little Egret, a bird which is no longer hard to see. Maybe in another twenty years we will be blase about the Cattle Egret. But for the time […]

 

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    Contact

     

    Debbie Pledge

    nhadmin@northwoodvillage.org.uk