On Saturday 25 May, Brian and Liz Crathorne came to Datchet to undertake a bird survey at the Willowfields and the Land at Mill Place. The results of the survey can be found below - a whopping 25 species of birds were recorded!
The Crathornes, experienced surveyors who volunteer for the British Trust of Orinithology, also recorded some interesting observations about the site (see notes below). Their comments echo those of the Windsor and Maidenhead Conservation Volunteers who came to view the area in February. Both groups agree that the unkempt nature of the land is good for biodiversity. The dense scrub provides habitat for birds while the unmown grass is a haven for invertebrates.
We were joined by a good crowd of people and gained some new members! Thank you to Alison from the Datchet Village Society for your help advertising the event.