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Identifying birds and their songs

Wondering how to tell the call of a blackbird from a blue tit? There’s the chance to join bird expert Ed Drewitt and learn how to identify local birds and their songs living in the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust woodlands near Wotton Under Edge.

Throughout the day on Saturday, 14th October from 10am to 4pm, a mixture of indoor and outdoor tuition will give the opportunity to learn a variety of common woodland birds.

After the summer months, birds such as song thrushes and robins are starting up their song again ready to choose their mates during the winter months. Meanwhile, winter migrants such as redwings are just arriving. This course, designed for relative beginners and those wanting to develop their identifi cation further will start off indoors looking at visual and sound identifi cation before spending time outdoors looking and listening.

Ed Drewitt is a freelance naturalist wildlife ‘detective.’ His specialty is enabling others to learn birdsong and identify birds and delivers courses for the British Trust for Ornithology.

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Post date: Mon, 09/10/2017 - 13:31
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