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Events Diary

Ladybirders

17/10/18

Working with Essex Wildlife Trust at Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve - leading guided birdwatching walks for ladies on alternate Wednesday mornings 10am-12noon. For further details and bookings please contact the visitor centre on 01206 729678.

Guided Walk at The Naze

19/10/18

Friday 19th October 10.30am-12.30pm The Naze
(£7 per person). Meet in the pay & display car park near the EWT visitor centre. TM264235. Drive through Walton and then follow Hall Lane and Naze Park Road to the end! The car park is on the right.
It’s migration time so it’s hard to predict, and almost anything could turn up, but species we’ll be hoping to see include: brent geese, sanderling, warblers, firecrest, flycatchers, thrushes, skuas. Rarities such as yellow browed warbler, wryneck, red backed shrike, ring ouzel possible!
Booking in advance please

New to Birdwatching

20/10/18

On Saturday 20th October 10am-4pm I'm leading an event for Essex Wildlife Trust - "New to Birdwatching" at Hanningfield Reservoir - which will include a classroom presentation and short guided walk to put the theory into practice, and then a longer guided walk after lunch. £30 per person. For further information and bookings please contact the admin team on 01621 862960.

Ladybirders

24/10/18

Working with Essex Wildlife Trust at Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve - leading guided birdwatching walks for ladies on alternate Wednesday mornings 10am-12noon. For further details and bookings please contact the visitor centre on 01206 729678.

Guided Walk at Colne Point

02/11/18

Friday 2nd November 10.30am-12.30pm Colne Point EWT nature reserve
(£7 per person). Meet in the reserve car park at the far end of Lee Wick Lane, St Osyth. TM108125. Follow the lane through the farm, past the sewage works (where it becomes a rough surface) and over the seawall to the small car park area.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: waders, corn bunting, rock pipit, grey partridge, marsh harrier, stonechat, black redstart or something rarer such as great grey shrike possible.
Booking in advance please

Ladybirders

14/11/18

Working with Essex Wildlife Trust at Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve - leading guided birdwatching walks for ladies on alternate Wednesday mornings 10am-12noon. For further details and bookings please contact the visitor centre on 01206 729678.

Guided Walk at Brightlingsea

15/11/18

Thursday 15th November 10.30am-12.30pm Brightlingsea (Batemans Tower)
(£7 per person). Meet at the far end of Promenade Way, Brightlingsea CO7 0HH near Batemans Tower (beyond the lido, boating lake and toilet block) (free roadside parking should be available). TM078162.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: waders, wildfowl, marsh harrier, stonechat, red breasted merganser, divers and seaduck possible
Booking in advance please

Guided Walk at Wrabness

30/11/18

Friday 30th November 10.30am-12.30pm Wrabness EWT nature reserve
(£7 per person). Meet in the reserve car park. TM167315. CO11 2TF. Take the first left just past the bridge on Wheatsheaf Lane (off the B1352 between Bradfield and Wrabness) and the car park is on your right (there is a height barrier). Most of the paths are tarmac/hard surface, with only one or two grassy areas.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: brent geese, red breasted merganser, goldeneye, grebes, wigeon, teal, eider and shag possible, bullfinch, green woodpecker, jay, barn owl
Booking in advance please

Guided Walk at Fingringhoe Wick

14/12/18

Friday 14th December 10am-1pm Fingringhoe Wick EWT
(£10 per person + £2 suggested reserve entry donation or bring EWT membership card). Meet in the reserve car park. TM041195. CO5 7DN. Access is via South Green Road or Furneaux Lane (both quite narrow!) in Fingringhoe village. Optional stay on for lunch in the visitor centre (or bring a picnic) for those that wish.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: brent geese, waders (including avocet, godwits, knot), little egret, marsh harrier, common buzzard, goldeneye, red breasted merganser, kingfisher, merlin and hen harrier possible
Booking in advance please

Guided Walk at Mistley

28/12/18

Friday 28th December 10.30am-12.30pm Mistley
(£7 per person). Meet towards the eastern end of Mistley Walls, near the culvert/bridge. TM114321. The Walls is the road running alongside the river (Stour) between Manningtree and Mistley Towers. We’ll scan the river from the roadside and also walk through to Mistley Quay for a different viewpoint.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: black tailed godwit, turnstone, avocet, red breasted merganser, goldeneye, shelduck, pintail, little egret, kingfisher
Booking in advance please