Bird Watching and Nature tours with tutor Alex Bass
You will need walking boots, suitable clothing and binoculars if you have them ( use of a telescope and field guides are available throughout the tour). Sorry no dogs allowed.
**Please note that these will be walking tours and although breaks will be taken, you will be on your feet for the full three hours**
Each tour 10:00am - 1:00pm- £15.40 per tour.
Meeting point advised approx. one week before tour.
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on Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays during the Autumn and Spring terms
HOLLESLEY BAY – SIMPSONS SALTINGS CODE: 716 FRIDAY 26th January
Exploring a rich saltmarsh habitat along the river Alde with reedbeds for a range of over-wintering ducks, wading birds and geese and hopefully range of birds of prey that could include Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Hen Harrier and Marsh Harrier
TINKERS MARSH, BLYTHBURGH ESTUARY CODE: 717 WEDNESDAY 31st January
A tour along the Blyth Estuary looking for a range of Ducks, Geese, Wading Birds and birds of prey plus reed dwelling birds that should include Bearded Tit, Reed Bunting, Marsh Harrier, over-wintering Short Eared Owl and Peregrine Falcon.
WESTWOOD MARSHES, WALBERSWICK CODE: 718 WEDNESDAY 21st February
Looking for a range of reed dwelling species that could include Great White Egret, Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit, Reed Bunting and woodland species like Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Siskin, Brambling, Redpoll, Chiffchaff & Goldcrest with the hope of a sunny day producing Woodlark in Spring song.
COVEHITHE BROAD CODE: 719 FRIDAY 2nd March
A walk along the remote Suffolk broad at Covehithe where the North Sea has breached the broad. We also see areas of woodland (once part of the Benacre estate) that have crumbled onto the beach from the sandstone cliffs. We look for Snow Bunting, Shorelark, Twite, Stonechat, Ducks and Seabirds.
SIZEWELL BELTS WOODLAND TOUR CODE: 720 FRIDAY 16th March
A tour of woodland paths and reedbed areas around the Sizewell Estate – an area of ancient woodland and coniferous trees that are a good place to see Red Deer, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Siskin, Brambling and Redpoll plus duck including Gadwall and Teal.