Hackney

Bird Watching

The Bird Watching group started in January 2019 and is led by one of our members, Sue Barry, who is an amateur and enthusiastic bird watcher. Sue spends one day a week as a bird recorder at the London Wetland Centre (WWT London) and at various birding sites in the South East. She is also a volunteer for the RSPB.

We follow more or less the same route every month; we start at the entrance to the Middlesex Filter Beds, then walk across the Hackney and Walthamstow Wetlands, creating a regular 'birding patch'. The walk finishes at the Engine room café, where coffee and food can be obtained, or alternatively in the Ferry Boat pub across Ferry Lane. Please bring suitable warm clothing and binoculars. The walk takes place on the first Monday of each calendar month.

The Bird Watching group notes the birds observed each month (by sight or by sound) and we have been maintaining these records since the group started in January 2019. This information is available by selecting the Hackney U3A Bird Walk List on the right.

There is a maximum number of 10 for this group and currently this group is full. Please click on the link on the right to send a message to the Group Leader to be added to the waiting list or for details of the walk and meeting place.

Note: there will be an extra outing for the Hackney U3A Bird Watching Group, either to Cheshunt or to a RSPB reserve on Thursday 16th September 2021.

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Below are some photos from the Bird Watching group. Just click on the photo to see it in full screen mode.

Bird Watching outing in Spring
Cormorants - Walthamstow Wetlands
Socially distanced picnic - Waterworks
Walthamstow Wetlands - between Lockdowns
Sand Martin nesting at Walthamstow Marsh

Dates for your Diary
Thu Sep 16th There will be an extra outing for the Hackney U3A Bird Watching Group, either to Cheshunt or to a RSPB reserve on Thursday 16th September 2021.
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