13th Jun 06
Sights of Africa in Tongham Community Wood
Lovebird in the woodIf you go down in the woods today you are sure of a big surprise. That was what happened to one walker in Tongham Community Wood last Sunday afternoon who heard some strange noises up a tree. The source of the odd sounds turned out to be a Red-Faced Lovebird usually native to Africa!

Tongham Wood Improvement Group (TWIG) believe the colourful bird must have escaped locally - could this be the start of a new local breed such as the Ring-Necked Parakeet that now lives happily in Surrey?

If anyone has further information please can they contact TWIG at twig@tonghamwood.org.uk or call 01252 656584.

Tongham Wood Improvement Group (TWIG) was formed in July 2004 and is a local voluntary group set up to promote and manage Tongham Community Wood. Working under the guidance of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, TWIG has gradually been improving the area for the enjoyment and well being of the whole community, and also to protect the area from further development for the benefit of the local community. Visit www.tonghamwood.org.uk
Tongham Community Wood is semi-natural woodland, with old oak stands and coppice stools, and is ideal for dog walkers and children.
The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership (BVCP) is funded by the County, District and Parish Councils along the River Blackwater. It works to promote community action in conservation and recreation and to protect the Valley for the enjoyment and well being of the whole community. For more information about BVCP visit www.blackwater-valley.org.uk

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