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Beginner’s Birdwatching & the Dawn Chorus
13th May 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 15th May 2019 @ 3:00 pm£170
Leader: Chris Bradshaw
Join us on a relaxed birdwatching break aimed at people new to birdwatching, or those just wishing to enjoy commoner birds in a tranquil location. We will have a programme of short birdwatching walks which focus on learning how to identify and understand more about the life histories of the commoner resident and migrant birds that occur in the area.
There will also be plenty of opportunity to experience one of nature’s most delightful spring events; the dawn chorus.
The focus will be on learning about commoner birds, so we will not be ‘chasing’ a big bird list. Birds we hope to encounter during the course of the event include common species such as the Mistle and Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Blue, Great and Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Chaffinch. Summer migrants will hopefully include Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and perhaps Redstart, Pied and Spotted Flycatchers and maybe Wood Warbler. Birds of prey may include Kestrel, Buzzard, Red Kite and Peregrine. Along the streams and rivers Dipper and Grey Wagtail are likely, whilst surrounding hillsides will be home to Meadow Pipits and Sky Larks.
Hearing the dawn chorus at Parcevall is a memorable experience!
Chris Bradshaw has been working as a freelance ornithologist and birdwatching tour guide for over 20 years. Although frequently to be found overseas, he runs customised birdwatching trips in the UK and finds great joy in watching and passing on his knowledge of the commoner British birds which first inspired his interest as a child.
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