Little Brown Jobs - Identification of the Small Birds of the South Downs - Sompting (11/10/2019) Friday, 11th October 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tutor: Mike Russell
Not all birds have the decency to wear colourful, distinctive plumage! For those new to birdwatching it’s easy to dismiss them as ‘little brown jobs’ but with a bit of guidance these birds will soon become less daunting. Join Mike Russell for both indoor and outdoor sessions to look at some of these tricky birds.
The course will start in the Downs Barn where there will be an illustrated presentation giving you an overview of the various groups of birds that can be classed as ‘Little Brown Jobs’. You’ll learn information on identification, habits and calls.
The afternoon session will put the identification skills developed in the morning into practice in the field. We’ll find flocks of buntings, pipits, larks and finches and Mike will give you tips to help you untangle them.
No previous knowledge needed – just a general interest in birds.
The Downs Barn, Sompting Estate, via Lamleys Lane, Sompting, West Sussex BN14 9JX