Study Day 42 Birds of Prey of the North Kent Marshes. New date added.

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Fri, 01/12/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

NEW DATE ADDED 8th December. Spend a day observing birds of prey and learn how to identify different species and more about their characteristics, habitats and behaviour.

The Isle of Sheppey has the highest density of overwintering birds of prey in the county and is one of the UK’s premier sites for observing species such as short-eared owl, hen and marsh harrier, merlin, peregrine and, in some years, rough-legged buzzard. The day will be spent at the Capel Fleet RSPB raptor watch point and other sites within a short drive of it. 

In the afternoon we will observe harriers gathering to take up their communal roosts in the reedbed. As dusk approaches there is a good chance of seeing at least one of the four species of owl which are present.

Participants will be given instruction on how to identify the various species in the field together with information about the characteristics, habitats and behaviour of this fascinating group.

Depending on the weather and time available, there may be a short slide presentation on birds of prey at the Village Hall in Eastchurch in the middle part of the day.  

Leader: Tony Swandale, Ornithologist

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Tel: 01622 662012
Friday 1st December 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
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Normal fee: £28 per day (£5 off for concessions). Corporate rate: £50 per day. Please call 01622 662012 to book a place
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