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Events Diary

Guided walk at The Naze

14/06/19

Friday 14th June 10am start The Naze circuit
(£10 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. This is a longer walk of c4 miles. 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: waders (eg whimbrel), terns, swallows & martins, marsh harrier; common seal possible
Booking in advance please.

Feering Fete

15/06/19

On Saturday 15th June 12.30-4pm I have a stand at the Feering Fete at the church, and I'll have a selection of wildlife photos and greetings cards for sale.

Ladybirders

19/06/19

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 Hythe Lagoons

28/06/19

Friday 28th June 10.30am-12.30pm Hythe Lagoons
(£7 per person). Meet at the far (east) end of Haven Road, Colchester (just before CTruk, CO2 8HT) TM022236 – parking is at the side of the road. We’ll then walk through to the riverside walk along the River Colne to this Colchester Borough Council site and the viewing screen overlooking a large lagoon, which could be full of water(!!) and waders.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: avocet, black tailed godwit, greenshank, green sandpiper, common sandpiper, little ringed plover, peregrine, yellowhammer
Booking in advance please.

Ladybirders

03/07/19

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.

Thorrington WI

10/07/19

On Wednesday 10th July at 7.30pm I'm giving a talk entitled "The Colours of Summer" to Thorrington WI.

Guided Walk at Chalkney Wood

12/07/19

Friday 12th July 10.30am-12.30pm Chalkney Wood
(£7 per person). Meet in the Forestry Commission car park at TL872279. I think the nearest postcode is CO6 2LE. From the A1124 between White Colne and Earls Colne take Tey Road south for 1/2 mile or so. The car park is signed to the left on a sharp right hand bend and is c200m down a dirt track.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: treecreeper, common buzzard, great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch possible; purple emperor, purple hairstreak, white admiral
Booking in advance please

Wildlife & Photography

13/07/19

On Saturday 13th July 10am-1pm I'm leading a half-day course on Wildlife & Photography at Fingringhoe Wick EWT. For further information and bookings please contact the visitor centre on 01206 729678.

Ladybirders

17/07/19

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

26/07/19

Friday 26th July 10.00am-1.00pm Abberton Reservoir
(£10 per person). Meet in the Essex Wildlife Trust car park, Church Road (B1026), Layer de la Haye, CO2 0EU. TL963178. We’ll probably visit Wigborough Bay and both Causeways in search of birds, but it will depend on the latest bird news. (Please bring EWT membership card if you have one in case we visit the reserve.) Option to stay on for lunch – either bring a packed lunch or buy from the tearoom.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: common and black terns, red crested pochard, great white egret, yellow wagtail, returning waders (eg black tailed godwit, ruff, green and wood sandpipers, little ringed plover), marsh harrier, hobby, osprey and other rarities possible.
Booking in advance please

Ladybirders

07/08/19

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.