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 = 17th August 2018

Pegwell Bay, 6 - 8.30 pm

Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve is a globally important site for wetland birds.

Spectacular flocks of terns gather in Pegwell Bay at this time of year.  Numbers of Sandwich and common terns may reach four figures and rarer species such as black and roseate tern are also possible.  Migratory wading birds such as greenshank, whimbrel and curlew sandpiper use Pegwell Bay as a stop over.  This session takes place in the evening when the light and viewing conditions are generally at their best.  It is also timed to coincide with the right state of the tide for observing these birds.

Cost £9 / adult and £4.50 / child (under 16)

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

Tel:  07531 753232 

 

Sandwich tern (A Swandale)