Monday, 14 October 2013

5th October: First Autumn Birdwatch drop-in event a success

Our first drop-in event of the Autumn went very well, with lots of visitors coming to the large hide at Fenham-Le-Moor to view Lindisfarne's spectacular migratory winter birds.

Mass flight of wigeon - many large flocks like this were spotted from the hide

Many different species were seen, including large groups of light-bellied Brent, Barnacle and Pink-footed geese, Curlew, Redshank and Shelduck to name a few. 

In addition to the array of birds, hundreds of grey seals were spotted lounging on the sandbar before the tide came in. It was great to watch their courting behaviour and hear them calling to one another from such a short distance.

Our next drop-in event is Saturday 19th October, from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm at Budle Bay. Meet at the Budle Bay layby by the white railings. A special addition to this drop-in will be John Steele on hand to help you learn more about sketching the birds you will see. More information on our Events page.

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