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September Migrants on Slepe Heath

Slepe Heath is a newly purchased area of heathland, now owned by the National Trust, offering stunning views out across the Wareham Channel, Hartland Moor and Swineham. The site, which was previously, until very recently a large area of conifer plantation is now a thriving heathland eco-system with breeding Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, Stonechat and Linnet. We’ll also be on the look out for the many migrant birds that use the heathland as a feeding area on their way south as warblers, flycatchers and chat species flit around in the mixed woodland and gorse bushes. Out in the Wareham Channel we could see Osprey fishing and there should still be a few Hobby around too.

Possible species – Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, Stonechat, Wheatear, Redstart, Whinchat, Whitethroat, Pied and Spotted Flycatcher, Osprey and Marsh Harrier

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – ONLY 15 PLACES AVAILABLE. TO BOOK CALL 01202 641003 or Email

info@birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk

If you get stuck/lost please call 07711370386

Event Type 
Guided Walk
Date 
2 September, 2017 - 07:00
Duration 
7:00am - 11:00am
Cost 
£5 per person
Additional Information 

We will be meeting on Soldiers Road, near Ridge. If coming from Wareham then head to Stoborough and turn down Nutcrack Lane (towards Arne). Drive through the village of Ridge and continue for around half a mile until you reach a right hand turn. This turn will take you over a cattle grid. Continue along this road for around 100m until you reach a layby on your right hand side. This is where we’ll be parking.

Grid Ref: SY944855

Parking is free

Binoculars not provided. Please bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them.

Walk type - Easy to Moderate. Some inclines

Please wear appropriate clothing/footwear. Wellies or waterproof shoes are a must

Public toilets not available. Nearest are Arne RSPB Reserve 1 mile away

Please bring refreshments if you need to.

No dogs allowed

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