Saturday, 1 September 2012

Alexandra Park: guided walk, Sunday 2 September

North London birding hot-spot - Alexandra Park and Wood Green Reservoir.
Date: Sunday 2 September 2012
Time: 08:00
Meeting place: The Grove car park, Alexandra Park, London N10
Transport: car parking usually available at the meeting point or nearby in Dukes Avenue N10. Public transport: the W3 bus between Wood Green (Piccadilly Line) and Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria Lines) stops by the Grove. Overground services call at Alexandra Palace station (25-minute walk)
What to bring: binoculars, clothing and footwear appropriate to the weather, refreshments as required

Alexandra Park Ornithological Group is running a free guided walk this Sunday. Gareth Richards and I will be leading the walk, and our route through the park will include the area known as the Cricket Scrub, where Gerry Rawcliffe, assisted by Bob Watts, will be holding a ringing demonstration. We should see a wide range of common woodland and parkland birds, hopefully including woodpeckers, and depending on weather conditions migrants may be in evidence - sightings in the last two days include such interesting species as Yellow Wagtail and Common Redstart. The walk will last two-three hours, depending on bird activity. Children are welcome, but no dogs please.

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