We have a member who has expressed an interest in a Bird Watching group.
If you are a keen ornithologist or would like to learn more about this subject
contact Brenda Group Coordinator - Bird Watching to be added to the list of interested members and if
there is enough interest she will get members together to discuss setting the
The following is from the National Office Subject Adviser on Bird Watching
Birdwatching – What a wonderful pastime for all abilities whether in exotic places watching eagles and vultures circling overhead or from your own kitchen window watching the garden birds on feeders or enjoying a birdbath. My own Birdwatching Group visits local reserves, parks and woods on our monthly outings and regularly record between 30-40 different species. We submit our sightings to the BTO BirdTrack website thus becoming “citizen scientists”.
The U3A Resources DVD Library has 13 items to help with sight and song identification. The RSPB website www.rspb.org.uk and the BTO website www.bto.org are invaluable information sources, as is the Wildlife Trusts website www.wildlifetrusts.org
Teesdale u3a birdwatchers have shared photographs and videos of birds taken in the local area: Teesdale u3a Birding Site
Wildlife Kate offers some useful information on food, feeders and identifying species, alongside images and live video feeds of birds in Staffordshire.
You may prefer to use a book on field trips, the RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds, the Mitchell Beazley Birdwatchers Pocket Guide or the Collins BTO Guide to British Birds are all recommended. Alternatively, you may wish to use an app. on your phone, just research App. Store and download the most suitable.
So armed with your binoculars, your identification aid and of course some like-minded companions go out and enjoy our feathered friends.