Parrot Crossbills in Old Lodge SWT Nature Reserve

Several members of the Ashdown Bird Group went in to Old Lodge to see the 9 Parrot Crossbills that have been showing well (although mobile) around the top and down towards the access road. We all had good views and Bob Pask managed to get some excellent pictures that you’ll find at the bottom of this post!

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News from the Forest Centre

A very badly dog injured and taken to the vet in Forest Row by one of our Rangers – a small ginger/tan cross breed with a white tip to the tail – NOT reported missing to the police or to the dog warden – please share widely and let’s hope we can find the owner. If you have any information please contact the Forest Centre (01342 823583), thank you.

Pulborough Brooks and the Burgh, 23.11.2013

Bob and Judy, Bob H, Martin J, Alan and Maureen, Shaun, Bob P and Sue met at the Reserve and Judy alerted us to a marsh tit on the feeders. A raven was cronking in the trees, and did several fly-bys. Walking down the slope, Martin found a male bullfinch, and there were fieldfares and redwings in the wood. All the usual small birds were seen or heard , including yellowhammer and redpoll.

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