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EWG Wildlife Photography Exhibition 2018 Winners List!

Our photography exhibition is now live and open to visitors in the wonderful Autumnal setting of Walpole Park in the centre of Ealing. If you haven’t yet visited, what are you waiting for?

Now all the winners have had the chance to check it out and see if their images have made it, we’d like to publish the full list of the photographers behind the winning images. To see the images themselves you’ll have to visit the park where they will be on outdoor display until the end of November.

Drumroll please…..

Overall Winner

1st Hunting Barn Owl; Nigel Bewley
2nd I’m Nutty For You; Hegarty McGinn
3rd A Frog’s Eye View; Sennen Powell
4th Unexpected Birth; Malgorzata Sikora
5th Ready for lunch; Nicola Butler
6th Triplets; Diana Russell

Beautiful Ealing

1st Early morning, Ealing Common;  Toby Cross
2nd It’s always worth taking the scenic route; Janet Cree 
3rd Autumn returns in Walpole;  Ben Harding-Anderson

Fantastic Flora

1st Close Up Inside an Oriental Poppy; Suzanne Tanswell
2nd Sky over Ealing; Jadwiga Kotlarz
3rd Pretty Spiky; Carole Bonifas

Relationships with Nature

1st The wonder of nature; Nicola Goddard 
2nd Making friends with a newt; Maria Lundy
3rd Little Red Robin; Lisa Williams

Up Close and Personal

1st Crow, Crow, tell all you know; Steve Morey 
2nd Butterfly Macro Photo; Ben Gale
3rd Toad; Nicola Goddard 

Urban Wildlife

1st Urban Barn Owl; Nigel Bewley
2nd Glimpse of a vixen; Jacqueline Lau
3rd Foxy Zizz; Jane Goddard

Young Wildlife Explorers

1st Sogweb; Victor Tripp 
2nd Basking Spiderlings; Francesca Cottrell-Kirby 
3rd Autumn bee; Marianne Bussey 

Highly Commended

Wood Ears; Debbie Nixon
Parrots at Dusk; Jacqueline Lau
Many colours, one Ealing; Camille Gajria
Fishing for Breakfast; Nabil Jacob 
Meadow Pipit; Rachael Webb
Beauty of a humble sparrow; Keith Marriage
When you love them wild; Silvana Hladik 
Bruce Foxington; Nabil Jacob

Bird Feeder Cam Episode 2: An exciting new visitor!

One of my absolute favourite British birds, the Jay, recently visited my allotment bird feeders. Normally elusive and annoyingly shy, this surprisingly exotic looking member of the crow family’s behaviour is captured beautifully on the motion sensor camera trap.

It also captured a rather familiar vocalisation, which was news to me. Far different to the usual screeching call I associate with this bird, flying off ahead when startled by my approach.

Check it out…

Bird Feeder Cam: Episode 1

I set up a trail cam (or camera trap) at a bird feeding station on my allotment, to see what birds and other creatures are coming to visit when I’m not there.

Hopefully we discover some interesting species. I’ve seen some pretty shy species, so this should give us good views.

Stay tuned!

Sean

Boles Meadow Bat Conservation Project Planting Day

Members of EWG met in June 2018 to clear invasive plant species and plant native aquatic species to encourage bugs, birds, bats and other wildlife to the site. This was part of our bat conservation project sponsored by Greggs local environmental project funding.

We had previously cleared the site with the help of Ealing Rangers to remove unwanted trees, scrub and vegetation that was swamping the meadow edges, overgrowing on the waterside and blocking out a lot of light to the water course fed by Hanwell Spring.

With the help of a hired digger, we also dredged the large pond area and created a wetland scrape in the dampest part of the meadow.

2018 Photography Competition

Hi there,

We’d like to let local businesses and organisations know about an exciting community event coming up which they may be interested in providing sponsorship for.

How successful was last year’s photo exhibition?

In September 2017 we launched our first ever photography exhibition, an outdoor display of all the winning entries from the photography competition we opened one month previously. The exhibition received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public and local press.

Originally planned to be on display for the month of October in Walpole Park, in fact it was extended by a month and ran until the end of November. A testament to the popularity of the exhibition as a celebration of the wonderful wildlife and open spaces for nature we are lucky to have in Ealing.

Who sponsored it last year?

Last year we were kindly sponsored by Ealing Council, who have agreed this year to contribute to the exhibition and to build our official website, currently under construction. Here we will display last year’s entries and promote our 2018 event.

Why do we need funding?

We need further funding to help us put on an even bigger, better event this year, so are asking local businesses and community organisations to consider sponsoring us. Costs we need to cover include:

  • Printing costs
  • Installation of exhibition boards in Walpole Park
  • An opening event
  • Promotional materials

In exchange for sponsorship, there would be visibility and acknowledgement for your brand or organisation both online and at the exhibition itself.

What to do if you’d like to sponsor us

If this is something of interest, please email us on ealingwildlifegroup@gmail.com so we can send you more detail on sponsorship options and a press pack.

For now, feast your eyes on the three overall winning photos from last year’s successful exhibition!

Waxwings on Rowan by Mike Caiden
1st: Waxwings on Rowan by Mike Caiden
Bruce Foxington by Nabil Jacob
2nd: Bruce Foxington by Nabil Jacob
Comma Butterfly by Sennen Powell (aged 13)
3rd: Comma Butterfly by Sennen Powell (aged 13)

Many thanks,

Sean McCormack (EWG Founder) & Jenny Gough (Admin & Event Organiser)

Links to some local press coverage

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