Friday Sessions

Regular Friday bird identification sessions take place on the third Friday of the month.  The times and venues vary (see below for details of the next session).  The aim is to provide support and assistance with identifying birds in a relaxed and informal environment.  Birdwatchers of all abilities are catered for.  Suitable for adults and children over the age of 12.

Information and written handouts on binoculars, telescopes, field guides and other topics of interest will be provided.  Binoculars are available to borrow at no extra charge (please contact Tony Swandale to reserve a pair).

Cost from £9 to £12 / person  depending on the duration of the session (children under 16 half price)

Further details & booking:  tony.swandale@vfast.co.uk / tel:  07531 753232 

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Pegwell Bay (A Swandale)

NEXT FRIDAY SESSION: 21st December 

Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate Harbour,

10 am to 3 pm

Sandwich & Pegwell Bat National Nature Reserve supports thousands of waders and wildfowl in winter and at the right state of the tide this can make for spectacular viewing.  Birds of prey such as merlin, peregrine, hen harrier and short-eared owl are also frequently present at this time of year.  Nearby Ramsgate Harbour has become famous for its kingfishers.  Black redstart and fulmars are typically present on the cliffs.  Last winter a number of unusal species were viewable at close range from the harbour walls including:  snow bunting, black-throated diver, shag, Iceland and glaucous gull.  

Cost £12/ person

Further details & booking:  tony.swandale@vfast.co.uk 

Tel:  07531 753232 

 

Snow bunting (A Swandale)