Simon’s Bird Classes – Hildenborough
Spend Thursday afternoons discovering the hidden lives and fascinating behaviour of our fantastic birdlife, along with ID tips and tricks…
BRITAIN’S BIRDS & THEIR SECRET LIVES
2017/18 – A SIXTEEN WEEK BIRD COURSE
– TUTOR/ORGANISER: SIMON GINNAW –
WHERE: Hildenborough Village Hall, Hildenborough, Tonbridge
WHEN: Thursday afternoon classes and day trips
This course will consist of 14 indoor sessions, 2 hours each Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm- 3.30pm, and 3 outdoor day trips from approximately 10am-3pm held on a Thursday.
A fascinating journey through the often hidden parts of our bird’s lives, their intimate breeding ecology. Enjoy the diversity of courtship methods, nests & nesting sites, eggs, chicks, fledglings, & parental duties. We will also take a look at the impressive array of sounds used during this important time, and identify birdsong.
Relaxed and informal sessions using photos, illustrations, videos and sounds to bring the fascinating subjects alive, with hand-outs given throughout the course. Field outings will enable us to identify species and give us some first-hand experience of bird habits and identification. (The Collins Bird Guide by Mullarney et al by Collins may be useful, but not essential, to have at hand to help refer to species studied). Refreshments are provided.
Dates (to be confirmed in August 2018):
Indoor Classes: – 18th October, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, November, 13th December 2018
– 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January, 7th, 14th, 21st February 2019 Field Trips: – 20th December 2018, 28th February, 18th April 2019
If you would like to enrol for the course, please complete the form below without commitment, and send it to Simon. Invoices for payment of fees will be sent in August. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you!
If you would like to enrol for the course, please contact me without commitment.