Get up close to nature and learn all there is to know about garden birds this January in preparation for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Whether you’re kick starting the new year with a brand-new interest or just looking to brush up on your birdwatching, we’ve got the event for you.
Event title : Get to know your garden birds at RSPB Bowling Green Marsh.
Event description : Learn to tell your blackbirds from your blue tits and your house sparrows from your starlings. Join us on a walk around RSPB Bowling Green Marsh as we see how many different garden birds we can spot...
A few years ago, you would have been lucky to spot avocets anywhere, but today - a conservation success story.
The Exe Estuary in winter is one of the best places in the UK to get great views of avocets. With their black-and-white plumage, and slender, curved bills, you can’t miss them especially a flock of up to 500 when they’re sweeping the mud to search for tasty morsels. Every winter, over 40,000 birds, including hundreds of black-tailed godwits, Brent geese and red-breasted mergansers, flock to the Exe Estuary from as far a field as Siberia and Greenland.