Talks, Field Trips, Events & Activities
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Autumn Birds on Holy Island
12th Oct 2014
Sunday 12 Oct, 10am-3.45pm
Ian Kerr, author of The Birds of Holy Island, will help us track down migrating birds and if conditions are favourable we hope to find some of the rarer species. At this time of year wintering wildfowl and waders will also be arriving along with associated birds of prey. This is an all-day event so you will need a packed lunch.
Free but booking is required to manage numbers. Please contact the Society Office to book.
Red Squirrels at Woodhorn Museum
29th Oct 2014
Wednesday 29 Oct, 11am-3pm
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, Northumberland
Thanks to some dedicated conservation work Red Squirrels have been making a come-back in the Ashington area and Woodhorn Museum is a really good place to see them. We are teaming up with Red Squirrels Northern England, Morpeth & District Red Squirrels and the museum to help you learn more about our native squirrels. There will be squirrel spotting walks starting at 11am and 1pm, plus bird of prey displays at 12am and 2pm. Entry to the museum is free; car parking is £3.50.
The museum entrance is signposted from the A189 just northeast of Ashington www.experiencewoodhorn.com has details of public transport.
Grey Seal pups on the Farne Islands
1st Nov 2014
Saturday 1 Nov, late morning (exact time tbc)
We will have good views of Grey Seals and their new pups on this boat trip from Seahouses to the Farne Islands. One of the National Trust Wardens will join us to help locate the seals and answer any questions. We also hope to see winter seabirds such as divers and auks. Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for all weathers.
Cost for the boat is £20 per person. Please contact the Society Office to book.
Leader: Ann Wilson
Introduction to Winter Waders & Sea Birds
23rd Nov 2014
Sunday 23 Nov, 1pm-4pm
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, Northumberland
We will watch a good selection of waders and wildfowl on the mudflats at Fenham as the tide rises. Depending on the weather we will move to either Ross Back Sands or Bamburgh, where we should see Long-tailed Duck, Slavonian Grebe and Red-throated Diver and with a bit of luck some of the less common species. Please come dressed for the winter and bring a telescope if you have one.
Meet in the bird hide at the end of the minor road past Fenham-le-Moor and please park sensibly on the verge (grid ref NU097398); coming from the south turn right off the A1 just before Buckton.
Leader: James Littlewood