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‘Birds in Autumn & Winter’ Workshop & Walk with Peter Holden MBE

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

£35 - £50

Join legendary ornithologist, Peter Holden MBE as he returns to Bristol to teach participants how to understand and observe the birdlife around us as we move from summer into autumn.

Bird communication is not so obvious, but what should we be listening out for at this time of year and what else is going on that the curious observer might discover for themselves?

For birds the urge to breed evaporates and other urges take over – moulting feathers, finding new food supplies, joining flocks and perhaps leaving the country – how will they navigate across the globe and be back again ready for nesting next spring?

Peter is the author of the RSPB Handbook and pioneered the RSPB’s Young Ornithologists’ Club (now Wildlife Explorers). He co-presented the TV programme, “Bird in the Nest” in 1994/5 with Bill Oddie and also created the annual “Big Garden Birdwatch”. More recently Peter collaborated with his son Andy to create an art exhibition, “Natural selection” (coming to Bristol next year) which has already featured on 6 Music with Jarvis Cocker, and Peter has developed an RSPB bird information app.

Peter’s much sought-after workshops are very entertaining and informative, so prepare to have a lot of fun while learning!

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During this workshop we’ll be:

– identifying communication (songs and calls) in autumn and winter
– learning tips to recognise which bird they belong to
– changes in bird behaviour during these seasons
– exploring migration: where do they go and how do they get there?
– images of birds in art and interpretations


A walk in the Bristol area will also be included (more details to follow soon) which will reflect the content of the workshop. This is a great opportunity to put all your new knowledge and identification skills to practice!

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Dates: Workshop Saturday, 29th September / Walk Sunday 30th September
Times: Workshop 09:30 – 16:00 / Walk times to be confirmed
Workshop Venue: Bedminster Quaker Hall, Wedmore Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5HX.
Cost: £35 – £50 (self-choose scale of affordability).
Book tickets 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birds-in-autumn-winter-workshop-walk-with-peter-holden-mbe-tickets-47684402331

Restrictions: 16+ event. Not suitable for children.
Deposit: £20 (plus £2.15 EventBrite booking fee)

 

*NB: The walk is free but strictly only open to attendees of the workshop. Walkers join us at their own risk and will be required to sign a disclaimer.

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
£35 - £50
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birds-in-autumn-winter-workshop-walk-with-peter-holden-mbe-tickets-47684402331

Organiser

Jo Hickey-Hall
Phone:
07947774632
Email:
scarlettofthefae@gmail.com
Website:
www.scarlettofthefae.com

Venue

Bedminster Quaker House
Wedmore Vale
Bristol, Bedminster BS3 5HX United Kingdom
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