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Spring Bird Walk in The Land of Oak and Iron

Painting of a red kite on a branch by Thoburn
Red Kite by Archibald Thoburn

Saturday 28th May 9:30am- 11:30am

Spring Bird Walk in The Land of Oak and Iron with Michael Turner

Join ornithologist and Lit & Phil member Michael Turner to learn the basics of birdwatching.

Situated in the Lower Derwent Valley this rich landscape of woodland, meadows, riverside and historic monuments is home to a variety of birds including green woodpecker, kingfisher, dipper and of course the iconic red kite. In spring the songs of migrant warblers can be heard throughout the woods while flocks of martins, swallows and swifts swoop over the imposing Nine Arches Viaduct

The walk will be on regular footpaths with some slight gradients. Please bring binoculars if you have them and dress appropriately with stout footwear. Sorry no dogs.

We will meet in the courtyard of the Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre situated on the A694 at Winlaton Mill. Parking is free. Refreshments available at Café Shrub.

Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre & Café Shrub
Winlaton Mill
NE21 6RU

(If you would prefer to book directly over the phone, please call the Library Desk team on 0191 232 0192 and they will be happy to help)

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