Events Diary

Ladybirders - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

01/04/2020

Working with Essex Wildlife Trust at Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve - leading guided birdwatching walks for ladies on alternate Wednesdays 10am-12noon and 1-3pm. For further details and bookings please contact the visitor centre on 01206 729678. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

COVID19 update

04/11/2020

Although all indoor events, courses and illustrated talks have been cancelled for this year, I have been able to offer a programme of local guided walks (maximum 5 places), 1-2-1s during the increased lockdown, and talks via zoom.

Photographic Exhibition

03/12/2020

A selection of my framed wildlife photos, canvas and acrylic prints, and greetings cards are on display in the Fingringhoe Wick visitor centre until the end of December. The centre is open Thurs-Mon 9.30am-4pm.

Guided walk at Wrabness (4 spaces)

09/12/2020

Wednesday 9th December 10am – 12 noon Wrabness EWT
(£8 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.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Guided walk at Fingringhoe Wick (4 spaces)

11/12/2020

Friday 11th December 10am – 12 noon Fingringhoe Wick EWT
(£8 per person). Meet in the reserve car park. TM041195. CO5 7DN. Access is via South Green Road or Furneaux Lane (both quite narrow!) in Fingringhoe village.
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, stonechat, merlin and hen harrier possible.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Guided walk at Fingringhoe Wick (FULLY BOOKED)

11/12/2020

Friday 11th December 1 – 3pm Fingringhoe Wick EWT
(£8 per person). Meet in the reserve car park. TM041195. CO5 7DN. Access is via South Green Road or Furneaux Lane (both quite narrow!) in Fingringhoe village.
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, stonechat, merlin and hen harrier possible.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Guided walk at Copt Hall (FULLY BOOKED)

15/12/2020

Tuesday 15th December 1 – 3pm Copt Hall NT
(£8 per person). Meet in the car park by the church in Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough (off the B1025) CO5 7RD.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: yellowhammer, reed bunting, barn owl, short eared owl possible, fieldfare, redwing, brent geese, lapwing, marsh harrier.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Guided walk at Mistley (4 spaces)

18/12/2020

Friday 18th December 10am – 12 noon Mistley
(£8 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, Mediterranean gull, kingfisher.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Guided walk at Brightlingsea (3 spaces)

22/12/2020

Tuesday 22nd December 1 – 3pm Brightlingsea
(£8 per person). Meet at the far end of Promenade Way, Brightlingsea CO7 0HH (beyond the lido and boating lake, near the toilet block) (free roadside parking should be available). TM078162.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: waders, wildfowl, marsh harrier, stonechat, red breasted merganser, divers and seaducks possible.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Guided walk at The Naze (4 spaces)

29/12/2020

Tuesday 29th December 10am – 12 noon The Naze
(£8 per person). Meet in the pay & display car park near the EWT visitor centre in Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, CO14 8LE. TM264235. Drive through Walton and then follow Hall Lane, Naze Park Road and Old Hall Lane to the end! The car park is on the right.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: goldcrest, brent goose, sanderling, little egret, barn owl, marsh harrier, common buzzard, merlin, waders.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Guided walk at Walton Channel (2 spaces)

31/12/2020

Thursday 31st December 1 – 3pm Walton Channel
(£8 per person). Meet opposite the turning to Walton Lifestyles/Columbine Centre on Princes Esplanade (B1034) in Walton on the Naze, CO14 8PZ where there is free parking. We’ll walk through to join the seawall along the Walton Channel overlooking the Walton Backwaters and Walton Hall Marshes.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: curlew, black tailed and bar tailed godwits, avocet, stonechat, reed bunting, skylark, brent geese, marsh harrier, common buzzard.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Guided walk at Walton Channel (1 space)

31/12/2020

Thursday 31st December 10am – 12 noon Walton Channel
(£8 per person). Meet opposite the turning to Walton Lifestyles/Columbine Centre on Princes Esplanade (B1034) in Walton on the Naze, CO14 8PZ where there is free parking. We’ll walk through to join the seawall along the Walton Channel overlooking the Walton Backwaters and Walton Hall Marshes.
Species we’ll be hoping to see include: curlew, black tailed and bar tailed godwits, avocet, stonechat, reed bunting, skylark, brent geese, marsh harrier, common buzzard.
Booking in advance is essential please.

Talk to Manningtree & District Photographic Society

11/03/2021

On Thursday 11th March at 7.30pm I'll be delivering an illustrated talk via Zoom for Manningtree & District Photographic Society.