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WWT Martin Mere


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Register 2022-06-24 10:00 2022-06-24 16:30 UTC WWT Martin Mere

A lovely winter’s day at one of the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s top reserves. Watch thousands birds including whooper swan, pink-footed goose, shelduck, pintail, teal, ruff, peregrine, tree sparrow and, perhaps, brambling. Price £55 per person plus WWT entrance fee (at group rate). Price includes refreshments at the end of the walk. Packed lunch required. Transport available Meet me at 8am at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on pavement. There are a few hides at the reserve and toilets are available. There is a fully equipped visitor centre with cafe and shop. Note for beginners If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase. What to wear The trick to keeping warm in the winter is by wearing plenty of layers and ensuring you’re waterproof. Wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves. Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story whether it migrates or stays in the UK the time of year when it can be seen the types of habitats preferred by different species how birds adapt to their environment.

Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0TA linda@startbirding.co.uk

A lovely winter’s day at one of the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s top reserves. Watch thousands birds including whooper swan, pink-footed goose, shelduck, pintail, teal, ruff, peregrine, tree sparrow and, perhaps, brambling.

Price

£55 per person plus WWT entrance fee (at group rate). Price includes refreshments at the end of the walk. Packed lunch required.

Transport available

Meet me at 8am at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on pavement. There are a few hides at the reserve and toilets are available. There is a fully equipped visitor centre with cafe and shop.

Note for beginners

If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase.

What to wear

The trick to keeping warm in the winter is by wearing plenty of layers and ensuring you’re waterproof. Wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves.

Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story
  • whether it migrates or stays in the UK
  • the time of year when it can be seen
  • the types of habitats preferred by different species
  • how birds adapt to their environment.