Sussex Half Day Bird Safari - Old Lodge & Weir Wood Reservoir (08/02/2019) Friday, 8th February 2019 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
This half-day bird safari takes in two different habitats within Ashdown Forest. We will meet and walk around the Old Lodge SWT Reserve, a major heathland reserve in Sussex. The visit is timed to hopefully see and hear woodlark who are establishing their territories at this time of year. It is possible to see crossbills, lesser redpolls, siskins and in some years’ brambling have been found feeding under the beech trees. We will then drive a few miles to Weir Wood reservoir to look for wildfowl, grebes and herons that can often be seen from the car park
No previous knowledge or skills required, just enthusiasm!
We will meet in the car park at Old Lodge which is situated on the A2086 between Maresfield and Hartfield. The nearest postcode is TN22 3JD. The entrance is on the left-hand side of the road heading north, about 100 metres past a sign to Old Lodge.
(C) Alison Playle - Woodlark