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The AGM using Zoom is on 30th September 2020, see WOS News for details.

Field Trips are cancelled until further notice.

Latest Sightings.

Please note that it may be several days beofre there are any more sightings updates
Ruddy Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, Cettis Warbler, 560 Canada Goose - Langford Lakes - John...
4 Stonechat, 25 Linnet, 8 Chiffchaff, 8 Swallow, 2 Red Kite - Pewsey - Brian Heath 4 Teal, 2 Little...
MERLIN, Redstart, Stonechat, 12 Mistle Thrush, 50 House Martin - Avebury - Robin Nelson Lesser Whit...
3 Stonechat - Avebury - Robin Nelson 2 Wheatear, Whinchat, 8 Stonechat - Morgan's Hill - Robin Nels...

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Grid reference: ST8377 to ST80

The By Brook valley offers attractive scenery on the edge of the Cotswolds and is the best place in Wiltshire to see Dippers.

You can park in Box in the Cricket Ground car park north of the A4 near the junction with the A365 (ST825686) near the Selwyn Hall. The access to the car park is not far from the Queens Head pub.

From the car park, you can use footpaths following the By Brook northwards towards Castle Combe or southwestwards towards Bath. Several pairs of Dippers breed along the river which is also home to Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher and Reed Bunting. A good range of woodland and farmland species can also be found in the valley including Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Buzzard, Yellowhammer and Stock Dove. The riverside can be very muddy.

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