Great turnout for the 2023 WoW Birdwalk.

Despite a strong wind and the possibility of some heavy showers, there was a great turn out for the Widewater Bird Walk this morning! The weather probably kept a few birds sheltering but we still saw a good number of species and learned more about them from our expert leaders Tim Holter and Tony Benton and other SDOS members. The juvenile Swans put on a flying lesson display and the Little Grebes were diving down and bobbing up in their own show! We saw a variety of Gulls including the Great Black backed Gull, Mallard Ducks, Teal, Redshanks, Little Egrets, the Kingfisher, Crows,Starlings and we heard lots of Sparrows chattering in the bushes! I’m sure there were other birds spotted too.

A big thank you to Tim and Tony for leading and organising the walk and to all the SDOS members who led the groups today and gave us the benefit of their expertise and vast birding knowledge.

Thank you all for coming today and joining in the walk. It was lovely to meet everyone and to share a walk, talk and interesting and informative birding experience together.

We look forward to meeting again at future Widewater events. Please keep an eye on our FB page for information or visit our website-

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