Would You Like To Go On A Bird Walk in December?

There will be two bird walks at Fleet Pond on Sunday 16 December, guided by local bird expert Peter Hutchins. Both are free to attend and newcomers are very welcome.

The meeting place for both walks will be the car park on the north-eastern side of Fleet Pond (SU824553 OS Landranger map 186) – see here.

Morning walk, starting at 10:00 am with members of the RSPB

Afternoon walk, starting at 2:00 pm with members of Hampshire Ornithological Society (HOS)

Peter Hutchins writes:
“I’ll be taking the two groups on a walk about the pond, taking in the woodland and other flanking habitats, looking primarily for water and woodland birds with special attention being paid to winter visitors.

Apart from the more expected species I’m hoping to locate, among others, Firecrest, Yellow-legged Gull, Mealy Redpoll and Water Rail, although not any of these are at all guaranteed!

On the latter walk we’ll also be looking for birds moving to roost, thrushes, finches, starling, gulls, wildfowl and buntings amongst those that could be heading to ‘bed’ as we continue the walk.”

If anybody would like further details about the walks, please contact Peter Hutchins directly via email or phone:

fieldfare@jaybry.gotadsl.co.uk or peter.hutchins@royalmail.com

07895 – 388378 or 01256 – 770831.

For information and photos on previous (and very popular) bird walks at Fleet Pond lead by Peter, please see here and here.

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