Wing Watch

16/02/2013
24/02/2013

Where

WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT

When

16th to 24th February 2013
Daily 11am to 4pm

Cost

Adult: £11.65
Child 4/16: £6.50
Concession: £8.70

Event Description

Get February half term off to a flying start with a look at the amazing world of birds. From Saturday 16 to Monday 18 February you’ll encounter magnificent birds of prey such as owls and peregrine falcons close up and find out more about them.

Get creative in our bird art and craft sessions. Throughout the half term week join our special birdwatching walks: we’ll show you how to use binoculars to spot wild birds and how to identify some of the species found here at WWT London Wetland Centre. Our team will help you find out more about their behaviour, habitats, nests and migration. And you can also see birds close up: we have a colourful selection of ducks, geese and swans from around the world in World Wetlands.

The Headley Discovery Hide, newly refurbished with birding beginners in mind, is the perfect spot for getting to grips with binoculars and bird books. You’ll find comfy seating and helpful displays on bird identification in there, along with a camera trained on a bird feeder giving close up views of feathered diners.

From looking at birds close up to finding out how to spot them in the wild, this is a wonderful opportunity for families to get to know our feathered friends. All activities, including the birds of prey, will be moved indoors if it rains. Free with paid admission to the Centre.

Activities for all

11.00 Otter feeding
Watch our family of otters receive their morning treat and learn more about
them. Otters, World Wetlands.

11.30 - 12.30 Nature Crafts: Bird feeders
Make a feeder for our feathered friends (£1) or make and decorate a pair of
binoculars to help you look at birds on the reserve. Age 3+ Yurt, World
Wetlands.

11.30 Guided Tour
Learn about the history and wildlife of WWT London Wetland Centre with one of
our knowledgeable guides. Courtyard.

12.30 - 13.00 Pond Dipping
Grab a net and discover which animals live in the pond. Pond Zone.

14.00 Otter feeding
Watch our family of otters receive their afternoon treat and learn more about
them. Otters, World Wetlands.

14.30 - 15.00 Wing Watch
Learn the basics of birdwatching in our newly refurbished hide, specially
designed for beginners. Borrow some binoculars and learn how to spot birds.
For budding birders of all ages. Headley Hide.

14.30 Guided tour
Learn about the history and wildlife of WWT London Wetland Centre with one of
our knowledgeable guides. Courtyard.

15.00 Bird feed with a warden
Join our wardens as they feed the beautiful birds in World Wetlands, kept for
conservation purposes. Courtyard.

15.30 - 16.00 See blackboard in Courtyard for today’s activity.

About the Organiser

WWT London Wetland Centre

www.wwt.org.uk



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