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Birdwatcher’s Diary No.15

[thethe-image-slider name=”Birdwatcher diary 15a”] By Malcolm Fincham A recent spell of warm weather has certainly assisted in the progress with the flora and fauna in Surrey. The heather is now…

Weir Replacement on the Wey Navigation

Major works are underway on the River Wey to replace a weir to the south of the town, just upstream from St Catherine’s Lock. The weir, which forms an important…

Richard’s Wey for July 2012

The first of our riverbank tales from the local Stoke lengthsman Richard Cant The River Wey and Godalming Navigations are owned and maintained by the National Trust for the benefit…

Riff Raff Diary for July 2012

Riverbank tales from our local St Catherine’s Lengthsman/Weirkeeper by Robert Craig With the unsettled weather continuing during July (and a holiday booked in Cornwall) prioritising my tasks was necessary. Prior…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.14

[thethe-image-slider name=”Birdwatcher’s diary 15″] By Malcolm Fincham Alas it’s farewell to our common terns at Stoke Lake, but not a sad one for me – in many ways a very…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.13

[thethe-image-slider name=”Birdwatcher’s diary 13″] By Malcolm Fincham My focus of attention this past week as been very much on the common terns at Stoke Lake, mentioned at the end of…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.12

[thethe-image-slider name=”Birdwatcher’s diary 12″] By Malcolm Fincham My latest adventures began on the eve of Tuesday, July 10, when I decided I was overdue a cycle along the river out…

Riff Raff Diary for June 2012

Riverbank tales from our local St Catherine’s Lengthsman/Weirkeeper by Robert Craig It will come as no surprise with the wet weather continuing through June that the main priority for me…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.11

By Malcolm Fincham A quiet start to the month of July for me, but not unexpected. I did get my third good view of the year of a hobby while…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.10

[thethe-image-slider name=”Birdwatcher’s diary 10″] By Malcolm Fincham The week commencing June 18th started well with my first sighting of the year (in the Guildford area) of a spotted flycatcher. In fact…