Please note these minutes are in draft form until their approval at the next meeting on 23rd May 2017.
Martin Bennett lives in our Parish and is a keen ornithologist as well as a highly accomplished photographer. He writes here about a fascinating bird that can be found locally, we are privileged to have them here. Martin writes with passion about the potential threats to their successful breeding.
Despite the Woodlark being relatively abundant on Ibsley Common and Rockford Common, some localised areas of the New Forest, and some parts of Southern England, it is more scarce elsewhere in Britain although it is increasing its range. It is classified as a Schedule One bird, so any disturbance of any kind to this species is an offence.