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Events Diary

Wildlife Photography Exhibition

01/02/19

From 7th January until the end of February I have a selection of my wildlife photos on display in the visitor centre at Fingringhoe Wick, including framed photos, canvas prints and also greetings cards. The centre is open daily 9am-4pm.

Ladybirders

27/02/19

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 Cockaynes Wood

01/03/19

Friday 1st March 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.

Ladybirders

13/03/19

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 Mersea Island

15/03/19

Friday 15th March 10am-3pm Mersea Island
(£15 per person). Meet on Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea CO5 8BH near the Two Sugars Café (there is free roadside parking just west of the café by the anchor). We’ll then drive to various locations around the island. Please bring a packed lunch.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: brent geese, turnstone, sanderling, red breasted merganser, slavonian grebe, great northern diver, Mediterranean gull, fieldfare, water rail possible; red squirrel
Booking in advance please

Improve Your Birdwatching - General

20/03/19

On Wednesday 20th March 10am-4pm I'll be leading a course for Essex Wildlife Trust at Abbotts Hall Farm, Gt Wigborough - "Improve Your Birdwatching - General". This will include a classroom session covering topics such as choosing binoculars, when and where to look for birds, fieldcraft and species identification, followed by a short walk to put the theory into practice. After lunch we'll take a longer guided walk around the farm in search of more birds. For further information and bookings please contact AHF admin on 01621 862960.

Langham Handmade Fair

23/03/19

On Saturday 23rd March 11am-4pm I have a stand at the Langham Handmade Fair at Langham Community Centre, where I'll have a selection of my framed and unframed wildlife photos, canvas prints, greetings cards and keyrings for sale.

Talk at The Naze Centre

24/03/19

On Sunday 24th March 1.30-3.00pm I'll be giving an illustrated talk entitled "The Wild Naze" at Essex Wildlife Trust's Naze Centre at Walton on the Naze, which will take us through each month of the year looking at some of the varied wildlife that can be found around the site. For further details and bookings please contact the visitor centre on 01255 679379.

Ladybirders

27/03/19

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 Gt Holland Pits

29/03/19

Friday 29th March 10.30am-12.30pm Gt Holland Pits EWT nature reserve
(£7 per person). Meet in the small reserve car park. TM204190. CO13 0EU for satnav. It's not easy to find!! Travelling from Kirby Cross towards Clacton, at the end of Gt Holland turn right at the roundabout (by the old Lions Den pub) onto Little Clacton Road. It is on your right after about 800m just after a lefthand bend - the track is next to a house called "Seawinds". If you get as far as Dairy House Farm you've missed it! Please note that the ground is uneven (it is an old gravel pits) and may be muddy!
Species we'll be hoping to see include: common woodland birds, long tailed tit,
woodpeckers, jay, bullfinch, goldcrest, mandarin, common buzzard and maybe even kingfisher; also adder and primroses
Booking in advance please