Bird Identification Walk at Potteric Carr
Potteric Carr, owned by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, is a place to be savoured for quietly walking in the woods to see breeding Lesser Spotted Woodpecker or relaxing in a hide while waiting for the bitterns to emerge. We carefully choose our route through this large, 240ha reserve, of reedbeds, wet woodlands, open water and marshes for an excellent, relaxing day’s birdwatching. As well as being probably the best place in the country to see bitterns, there are many other sought-after breeding species including the Marsh Harrier, Black-necked Grebe, Willow Tit, Mediterranean Gull and Cetti’s Warbler. Other highlights may include seeing a Hobby swoop in to snatch one of the numerous dragonfly species on this reserve or, perhaps, a resident Water Rail may creep into view, never mind seeing the regular Kingfisher perching on the bird table! We will also be listening to a variety of familiar bird calls throughout the walk and learning how to pick out and identify all their special and unique songs.
The day will be led by Madeline Holloway, a natural history expert and bird lover who has an outstanding knowledge of birdlife, their calls and habitats. No previous bird watching experience required – just enthusiasm!
Entrance to Potteric Carr reserve not included – £4.50 (free to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust members) There is a café on site where we will take a lunch break (not included).
Sunday 23 June – NO LONGER AVAILABLE. If you are interested in a future date please get in touch.