New Birding Blog: Wildlife with Hugh

Eileen Savill Award 2019: [Back row, L to R] Ben (volunteer for Brent Lodge), Hugh (overall winner and volunteer for RSPB), [front row] [left] Joe Savill (Chairman of MWHG), [centre] Luke (from the Academy Selsey), [right] Chris Drake (FLOW Project Field Officer), [remaining four, left to right] Tiffany, Katie, Millie and Maddie (group from the Academy Selsey)
© Nicola Timney November 2018

Previously commended by the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group for his dedication to conserving and championing wildlife, 2018 Eileen Savill Award for Young People winner, Hugh Baggaley, is now utilizing his experience of volunteering with the RSPB at Pagham Harbour, to lead his own guided birding walks across West Sussex and Hampshire. So far, Hugh has taken small groups to a number of bird hotspots, including Chichester harbour, Medmerry and the Farlington marshes.

To compliment these walks, Hugh has now launched the website ‘Wildlife with Hugh’, to document the excursions and share his personal passion for the many different bird species found in the South of the UK. His weekly blogs describe individual bird encounters, with anecdotes and facts to interest both bird novices and keen birders, alike. Also featured on the website, are updates about bird surveys which Hugh carries out for local governing bodies and national conservation charities, plus visitors to the blog are able to book a place on upcoming guided walks.

Check out Hugh’s website, below:


This Friday November 22nd, the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group will be presenting its 2019 Eileen Savill Award winners with prizes, for their contributions to protecting and promoting the environment. The Group will look forward to seeing how the winners progress with their environmentally focussed projects, in the future. 

Post by Nicola Timney

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