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  • Writer's pictureTrish Anderson

A flotilla of gulls and a plague of pigeons spotted in Charlton Park by local twitchers

Another fantastic and well attended birdwatch as part of the national RSPB birdwatch in Charlton Park this weekend. Over thirty adults and kids took part in a very thorough census of Charlton Park birdlife.

Honourable mentions to Matt Clarke for spotting our now regular Charlton House Goldcrest – taking home the 2020 Wildlife Calendar as the best spot of the day. A huge thank you to Isaac Drewry of Fossdene Primary School for his complete amd precise count of Black headed Gulls (71) , Common Gulls (92) & Herring Gulls (2) on the meadow site – a soul destroying task but a much needed baseline measure for future years as the grass grows and the site rewilds.

This year young watchers taking part in the baseline census of the meadow site were able to avail themeselves of bird guide books and binocuars as part of the wider meadow project funding provided by local Charlton Councillors through the ward budget scheme.

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