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Landmark membership number achieved

LWT is delighted to announce we just hit 500 memberships for the first time. This is the first of several milestones Fraser Cottington has set for LWT and this is seen as the beginning of the next era of our charity and one where we are certain we can cover all our overheads as relatively … read more

Planning Application Notice – 220665

LWT received the planning application notice for the new hide and have duly placed that notice on Ron’s hide gate, for all to see and comment if required. Fraser met with a planning officer on site this week and we now await a positive response, for which we have been given an estimate time frame … read more

LWT receive a £1,000 ‘Give a Little Love’ donation from Waitrose Woodley

LWT is delighted to announce we were selected to receive a donation from Waitrose Woodley as part of their new ‘Give a Little Love’ charity donation scheme. Fraser Cottington went to the Woodley store to meet Jackie and Dawn who run the charity giving scheme at that store and presented him with a cheque on … read more

Appeal for volunteers for weekdays

Dear all our members, things are going amazingly well on site and in the background, it’s literally never been a more exciting time for LWT and our members. Most of you already know LWT volunteer needs have greatly increased – both on and off the nature reserve. To rise to these needs we now need … read more

Colour ringed Little Egret originated from Walthamstow

The North Thames Gull Group & Southern Colour Ring Group were delighted to hear about our sighting this week of the Little Egret ringed at Walthamstow 15th May 2019 and have been very kind to provide this link to it’s history : Here Saying – “Many thanks for sending in your sighting to the North … read more

An incentive to reach LWT’s goal of 500 memberships

LWT membership levels are at all time highs, around 469 which is fantastic in itself. Many people will be aware Fraser Cottington said he was dedicated to growing membership and with next year’s building of the new North Spit Hide and another announcement we hope to make soon, we think there are lots of reasons … read more

Lea Farm Lake – North Spit Hide formal EA & planning application imminent

It’s taken a while to fund raise enough, to get specifications set out and to get the people arranged to build, but we are pretty much there and are about to go ahead with Environment Agency permission paperwork. One requirement is that the floor level will be above the 1:100 year flood level, which was … read more

Web Site Available Again

The fact you can see this means the web site is up and is now on it’s new host, so it should not disappear on Wednesday when the old host is shutdown. Email has now been setup so “Contact us” should work now, but there is still a problem of getting stuck on multiple sending … read more

LWT Web Site Host Changing

UPDATE: Web Site moving 10pm tonight Sunday 12th September, so will disappear for a while – hopefully will be back up in a few hours. DO NOT POST UPDATES AFTER 10pm. I tried to do a seemless changeover but that does not seem to work as I hoped. Our current web site host will be … read more

Extra work party 15th August

The end of the bird nesting season is upon us and we have lots to do, so we are having extra work parties for most of the rest of this year. 15th August is about increasing the speed of growth and spread of the Phragmites in the Network Rail created diggings. We need people with … read more

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8 hours ago

A drake Scaup this evening (16 May 2022) in front of Bittern Hide. A great find by Peter Scudamore. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Yesterday morning approximately 05.20 heard a lot of noise whilst walking to Bittern hide , unsure of the call I looked up to see two long bodied White birds with large wings with Red & Black markings?, took a few moments to realise they were Cranes 🤔 Didn't have phone or a camera on me so couldn't get photos ( no matter how they would have turned out??) & I'm assuming they were en route somewhere in rough direction of West Oxfordshire or further afield? ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Out of patch and please delete if not appropriate.I spent a very long day on Thursley Common yesterday to see the Infamous Colin the Cuckoo. I had a 6 hour wait before he appeared at lunchtime at the feeding logs on the Parish Field. Also had very good views of stonechat, a breeding pair of Redstart about 20 metres from the feeding logs, glimpses of Hobby and the fluting Woodlark in the distance plus some very elusive Dartfords. A really good day out about an hour journey from West Reading ... See MoreSee Less
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