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Bird Watching (UK) - - Bird The World -

DAY 1: Ar­rive mid-af­ter­noon with time to set­tle in to your ac­com­mo­da­tion and find your bear­ings. Fol­low­ing dinner in the evening, there will be op­por­tu­nity to gather in the bar of the Bam­burgh Cas­tle Inn, to re­lax and chat with Martin.

DAY 2: The day will be spent on the south­ern half of Northum­ber­land’s coast­line. A drive along the coast will take us to Druridge Bay where a num­ber of sites will be vis­ited, in­clud­ing East Chev­ing­ton, Druridge Pools and Cress­well, look­ing for waders, in­clud­ing the most northerly breed­ing Avo­cets in Eng­land, ducks and farm­land birds such as Sky Lark, Lin­net, Yellowhammer, Lit­tle Owl and Barn Owl. The day will also in­clude a boat trip around Co­quet Is­land. While there is no land­ing al­lowed on the is­land, ex­cel­lent views of Roseate Tern, for which the site is an in­ter­na­tion­ally im­por­tant breed­ing colony can be en­joyed, as well as Sand­wich Tern, Com­mon Tern, Eider and Puf­fin.

DAY 3: You will need your sea legs again on this day, as we ven­ture out from Sea­houses Har­bour for a day spent bird­watch­ing around the Farne Islands. The morn­ing will be spent on Sta­ple Is­land and the af­ter­noon on In­ner Farne. This trip will give ex­cel­lent pho­to­graphic op­por­tu­ni­ties for ev­ery­body with a cam­era, what­ever the size! Close views of Com­mon Tern, Arc­tic Tern, Sand­wich Tern, Puf­fin, Ra­zor­bill, Guille­mot, Kit­ti­wake, Shag and Eider are a cer­tainty. There is also a large Grey Seal colony around the Farne Islands. We rec­om­mend that you wear a cloth hat when vis­it­ing the Farne Islands (a base­ball cap or Til­ley type hat are ideal).

DAY 4: De­par­ture from the Bam­burgh Cas­tle Inn by 10.30am.

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