Ref:
Date:
Location:
Photographer:

Events Diary

St Marys December Market

06/12/18

On Thursday 6th December 6-8pm I have a stand at St Marys December Market in Wivenhoe.

Triangle Christmas Market

08/12/18

On Saturday 8th December 9am-4pm I have the stand at Frinton's Triangle Shopping Centre as part of their Christmas Market, where I'll have a selection of my framed and unframed wildlife photos, greetings cards, calendars and keyrings for sale.

Winter Wander & Christmas Lunch

11/12/18

Join me for a guided walk round Fingringhoe Wick (Essex Wildlife Trust) 10am-1pm followed by Christmas dinner by the fire in the visitor centre. For further details and bookings please contact the centre team on 01206 729678.

Winter Wander & Christmas Lunch

12/12/18

Join me for a guided walk round Fingringhoe Wick (Essex Wildlife Trust) 10am-1pm followed by Christmas dinner by the fire in the visitor centre. For further details and bookings please contact the centre team on 01206 729678.

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

Winter Wander & Christmas Lunch

21/12/18

Join me for a guided walk round Fingringhoe Wick (Essex Wildlife Trust) 10am-1pm followed by Christmas dinner by the fire in the visitor centre. For further details and bookings please contact the centre team on 01206 729678.

Winter Wander & Christmas Lunch

22/12/18

Join me for a guided walk round Fingringhoe Wick (Essex Wildlife Trust) 10am-1pm followed by Christmas dinner by the fire in the visitor centre. For further details and bookings please contact the centre team on 01206 729678.

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

Ladybirders

02/01/19

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 Abberton Reservoir

11/01/19

Friday 11th January 10.00am-3.00pm Abberton Reservoir
(£15 per person). Meet in the Essex Wildlife Trust car park, Church Road (B1026), Layer de la Haye, CO2 0EU. TL963178. We’ll probably visit the Abberton Church viewpoint, Wigborough Bay and both Causeways in search of birds. Please bring a packed lunch.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: yellowhammer, corn bunting, goldeneye, pintail, goosander, smew, great white egret, stonechat, peregrine, marsh harrier, bittern possible
Booking in advance please

Ladybirders

16/01/19

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.

Improve Your Birdwatching - Wader ID

23/01/19

On Wednesday 23rd January 10am-4pm I'm leading a course for Essex Wildlife Trust at Abbotts Hall Farm, Gt Wigborough - "Improve Your Birdwatching - Wader ID". This will include a classroom presentation followed by a short walk to the Wetland Hide to put the theory into practice. After lunch we'll drive to Abberton Reservoir in search of more waders. Requested donation £30. For further information and bookings please contact AHF admin on 01621 862960.

Guided Walk at Holland Haven

24/01/19

Thursday 24th January 10.30am-12.30pm Holland Haven Country Park
(£7 per person). Meet in the pay & display car park (at the northern end). TM220175. Just north of Holland on Sea, off the B1032 between Gt Holland and Holland on Sea. There are brown tourist signs.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: stonechat, brent geese, wigeon, teal, marsh harrier, peregrine, common buzzard, purple sandpiper, kingfisher, owls possible
Booking in advance please

Improve Your Birdwatching - Raptor ID

02/02/19

On Saturday 2nd February 10am-4pm I'm leading a day course for Essex Wildlife Trust at Fingringhoe Wick - "Improve Your Birdwatching - Raptor ID". This will include a classroom session followed by a short guided walk. After lunch we'll take a longer walk around the nature reserve in search of birds of prey. Requested donation £30. For further information and bookings please contact AHF admin on 01621 862960.

Guided Walk at Wrabness

08/02/19

Friday 8th February 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

Blackwater U3A

11/02/19

On Monday 11th February at 2pm I'm giving a talk to Blackwater U3A entitled "Encouraging Wildlife Into The Garden"

Fellowship Afloat

15/02/19

I'm helping to lead Fellowship Afloat's "Estuary Birdwatching" weekend 15th-17th February. Check out their website at www.fact.org.uk for further details.

Improve Your Birdwatching - Gull ID

20/02/19

On Wednesday 20th February 10am-4pm I'm leading a course for Essex Wildlife Trust at Abbotts Hall Farm, Gt Wigborough - "Improve Your Birdwatching - Gull ID". This will include a classroom session, a visit to Layer Breton causeway (Abberton Reservoir) to check out the gulls there, and after lunch we'll drive to West Mersea in search of more gulls. For further information and bookings please contact AHF admin on 01621 862960.

Guided Walk at Cockaynes Wood

22/02/19

Friday 22nd February 10.30am-12.30pm Cockaynes Wood
(£7 per person). Access is off Alresford Road, between Wivenhoe and Alresford – park and meet in the lane just north of the railway leading east. TM052216. This quite new reserve is jointly managed by Essex Wildlife Trust and Cockaynes Wood Trust and has a mix of habitats – heath, grassland, woodland and ponds.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: fieldfare, goldfinch, redpoll, yellowhammer, Cetti’s warbler, little grebe, goldcrest, possibility of firecrest, maybe an early chiffchaff; also scarlet elf cup (fungus)
Booking in advance please

Improve Your Birdwatching - Duck ID

02/03/19

On Saturday 2nd March 10am-4pm I'll be leading a course for Essex Wildlife Trust at Hanningfield Reservoir - "Improve Your Birdwatching - Duck ID". This will include a classroom session followed by a short walk to the causeway to put the theory into practice. After lunch we'll take a longer guided walk to the bird hides in search of more ducks. For further information and bookings please contact AHF admin on 01621 862960.