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The Clee Hill bird group was established in February 2012 by Leo Smith with the aim of surveying the local area for lapwing, curlew and other target bird species.  No expertise is required,  just an interest in our local wildlife.

Surveys have been completed each year along with other activities such as bird song walks, a nest box scheme and a barn owl box scheme (see – Clee Hill Reports). The bird group will also develop other activities and events as members wish. 

The Bird survey for 2020 will go ahead. Government guidance is that people still need exercise, and outdoor activities provide it, as long as social contact with other people is minimised. You can’t get much more self – isolated than on Clee Hill!!! However, it’s obviously up to you whether you wish to participate or not. See the Bird Group Report 2019 for details on what is involved.

Anyone who wishes to take part should contact Leo Smith. We need more helpers so please get involved if you can.

The current situation has meant that we have had to cancel any planned meetings. See News & Activities below for latest information. 

 

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Swallows and House Martins gathering to migrate

A large mixed flock of Swallows and House Martins have gathered around our house on Catherton Common over the last few days. The house seems to be a magnet. We do everything we can to encourage all wildlife and there is an abundant supply of flying insects. A...

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Swallows Using Nest Cup

Swallows Using Nest Cup

Swallows in our stable next to Catherton Common being fed. This was first brood (little later than other years) and they used the artificial nest-cup which was put up couple of years ago funded by the nest box scheme grant.  Lack of mud because of the dry April/June...

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Kestrel Nest Box

Great News. One of the kestrel nest boxes put up in 2018 and  funded by the Ludlow Rotary Club “Rotary Cares” is being used this year.

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Bird Group Meeting 25th March 2020

When Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pmWhere Recreation Rooms, 22a High Street, Clee Hill Village (next to the Village Post Office and Stores)Details Results of the Curlews, Lapwings and Other Birds Survey 2012 – 18 Arrangements for the 2019 Survey (including who does...

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Bird Walk For Bird Song – 12th May 2019

Bird Walk For Bird Song – 12th May 2019

12th may 2019  bird walk for bird song(Leader: Gareth Thomas) Meet at The Novers car park (on the right on the way downhill on the B4214 south from Clee Hill village at OS Grid ref. SO597738). See, listen to, and identify the birds singing in the Novers Limeworks...

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Bird Group Planning Meeting – 25th March 2019

Recreation Rooms, 22a High Street, Clee Hill Village (next to the Village Post Office and Stores) Agenda Items Results of the Curlews, Lapwings and Other Birds Survey 2012 – 18 Arrangements for the 2019 Survey (including who does which square) Curlew nest...

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CURLEWS NEED FARMERS

Farmers around Clee Hill who still have Curlews on their land are the lucky few. Local farmers have told us stories of marking nests in the past, before mowing, to avoid them where possible. It is clear there is a great deal of affection for Curlews amongst local...

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2012 Bird Group Report

Feb 2012 Curlew, Lapwing & other birds survey 2012 ObjectivesBird Group members were asked to find out where Curlew and Lapwing occur in thebreeding season, record behaviour indicative of breeding, and record other species, mostof which are of nature conservation...

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