Join us for an early birdsong guided walk (around 1.5 hrs) with naturalist Ed Drewitt followed by breakfast at the Barn. The woodland, hedgerows and water near our medieval barn are ideal for a mix of woodland and countryside birds, with males singing to protect their territory and many pairs busy feeding young. On this early morning birdsong walk, Ed will be helping everyone to listen to particular birds and perhaps learn one or two of their common sounds. We hope to hear birds such as house sparrows, swallows, blackbirds, blackcaps, robins and chiffchaffs. It is also a chance to simply enjoy listening to birdsong, their calls and nature at this time of day.
Ed Drewitt is no stranger to an early start and over the past 20 years has been showing people birds and helping others to hear and identify their songs. Ed is a freelance naturalist and works across the west showing people wildlife. He is based in the Forest of Dean which he shares with wild board, deer and many different types of birds.
What to bring: outdoor footwear, warm clothing (can be cool first thing), binoculars (not essential as we’ll be mainly listening).
We’ll set off from the Barn at 8am for an hour and a half walk, followed by breakfast at the Barn.
£25 per person, including breakfast. Please inform of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Recommended for ages 12+
The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.