Monday, 11 March 2019

Bookings Open for Spring/Summer Term

Barn Owl at Stone Creek
The winter term is at last drawing towards its protacted close.  The length of daylight has imperceptibly increased over the last few weeks, so the weather should be improving fairly soon - hopefully, as soon as this week is over!  Birdsong has also increased in the last few weeks, but can you distinguish each individual songster?
Yellow Wagtail

Bookings for the 10-week Spring/Summer Term have opened.  At the time of writing there are a couple of vacancies on Wednesday afternoons, Friday afternoons and Thursday afternoons.  I'm afraid I cannot take any more bookings on Tuesday mornings or Friday mornings.  If you are interested in another session, please ask.  For at least 2 hours a week encounter the natural world as a completely new sensual experience.  You'll be amazed what you'll find just by listening, and not only by looking!  In the spring we'll be paying special attention to birdsong.  
Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
If you want help sorting out your Sedge Warblers from your Reed Warblers, and pointing out the differences between singing Blackcaps and Garden Warblers then you should feel at home here.  
We are going to locations where you will hopefully see, and not just hear Cuckoos.  
Turtle Dove
We are also planning to visit sites with Turtle Doves, Redstarts, Tree Pipits and other special summer migrants.  Of course we will see other birds which are active at other times of the year, such as Marsh Harriers. 
Marsh Harrier
So, if you are interested in learning more about your local wildlife in beautiful and secluded venues for only £10 a week, then this is the course for you!  
Green-veined White on Bluebells
 Common Blue
 Dark Green(!) Fritillary 
Marbled White
 Broad-Bodied Chaser
 Buck Roe Deer
We will visit a local hotspot each week, and identify all the birds as much other wildlife as we can.  This also includes mammals, and fungi with butterflies, and dragonflies on warmer days.  The course runs twice daily Tuesday to Friday.  If you are interested in more details of the course, or wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact me - details at the top of the page.  

Of course we will also be making a special trip to the coast to see Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Gannets, Fulmars, and the other specialised birds of rocky cliffs.  
Puffins on Flamborough Cliffs
 Bee Orchids

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