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The Turning Tides of Autumn Migration - Guided Bird Walk
Sat 12 August 2017, 09:00 – 11:00 BST
Led by a highly experience birding guide, this walking tour caters for birdwatchers of all abilities and is devoted to observing the superb wildlife that the wetlands attracts.
The month of August is generally one of the most exciting of the birdwatching calendar. Wader passage continues and migration gets underway. In recent times, regular August highlights included Spotted Flycatcher and Common Sandpiper being recorded almost every day. It is also a very busy month for ducks and Canada Geese with large numbers present throughout the month. Finches and Tits remain common sightings whilst Warbler populations decline due to migration. Swift make their departure to Africa for the winter. Some raptors may be expected hunting in the woodland, including Sparrowhawk, Peregrine and Kestrel and Woodpeckers should be commonly seen.
The tour is led by a highly experienced guide with expert knowledge of the appearance, calls and behaviour of regularly seen birds as well as rare visitors to the area. Beginners will learn how to use optics equipment and the basics of what to listen and look out for. All participants will gain identification skills to enhance the enjoyment of the birding experience and gain in your ability.
The walk circumnavigates the reservoir to give views from all directions and takes place on a flat, easily navigable surface and at a comfortable pace to allow plenty of time for discussion and questions.
This event is suitable for ages 12+
Please note: No dogs are allowed at Woodberry Wetlands except guide dogs for the sight impaired.
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