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Breakfast with Birds

Fri 16 Sep 2016

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Image: S Davis

A morning bird discovery of Kingcombe residents and migrants followed by a hearty breakfast back at the Centre.

Autumn is a great time to be out early on the nature reserve to discover not only the resident birds but also looking for migrants passing through at this time of the year.  Steve will share how to identify birds by sound and sight on the wing, together with simple recording techniques.  You’ll enjoy a guided walk around Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve before heading back to the Centre for a hearty breakfast.

About the Leader:

Steve Piotrowski is a naturalist and experienced birder who runs courses across the UK as well as leading BTO courses in Dorset.  He specialises in bird migration and holds a BTO bird-ringing ‘Trainer’ permit.  He works as an associated tutor for the Field Studies Council and British Trust for Ornithology, and for Suffolk Wildlife Trust as their ornithological advisor.  He is author of the recently published ‘Birds of Suffolk’, co-author of ‘The Butterflies of Suffolk’ and a Principal Recorder during the recent ‘Dragonfly Atlas’ fieldwork.


£16 pp  -  includes guided activities and breakfast.


Meet at 6.30am.  Finish approximately 9.30am.

What to bring: 

As you will be outside in the early morning, please bring warm clothing, wet weather jackets and good walking shoes, along with binoculars if you have them.

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Comments from previous events:

'Breakfast with Birds' was wonderful. A big thank you to all, especially to Steve, our extremely knowledgeable guide, Nicola for arranging everything and the 'chef' for a very hearty and welcome breakfast.  Haven't had so much fun for a long time - Shirley.

Fantastic amazing brilliant!!! Well worth getting up at 4.30 this morning.  Thank you.  What a lovely man Steve is. So down to earth and engaging....just the most wonderful morning. Breakfast and company was superb!!! - Louise.

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Steve Piotrowski 

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