What's on at the Weymouth Wetlands

It's Spring and time to get out and about around our reserves! Several events are coming up to help our visitors make the most of the nature and wildlife on our doorstep.

 Lodmoor in Bloom by Laura Pringle

Not Quite The Dawn Chorus at Lodmoor

Enjoy the magical symphony of the Dawn Chorus as well as learning to identify a range of our native migratory songbirds by their calls.  Join our experts for one of Spring's best wildlife spectacles.  We will be out early on the reserve to enjoy the wonderful acoustic performance of the dawn chorus.  A unique experience and well worth getting up early for! On your journey through the reserve, you will hear a variety of traditional birdsongs, establishing their territory, attracting potential partners or calling amongst their flock.

 Singing Chiffchaff by Neil Bowler @nbowler_images 

Date: Saturday 30th April

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Booking: Tickets must be pre-booked online before the day Not Quite The Dawn Chorus Tickets

Discover Radipole Lake and Discover Lodmoor Walks

The walks are aimed at beginners but of course, they are open to anyone who would like to have a guided walk around our reserves.  If you would like to join one or both of the walks, they are weekly on Thursdays. Tickets must be pre-booked online before the day.

Discover Radipole Lake

Day: Thursdays

Time: 10:00 a.m. Meet outside the Discovery Centre, the walk will last until approximately 11:30 a.m.

Book online: https://events.rspb.org.uk/radipolelake 

Discover Lodmoor

Day: Thursday

Time: 14:00 p.m. Meet in the Beach Car Park (to the left of the reserve), the walk will last until approximately 15:30 p.m.

Book online: https://events.rspb.org.uk/lodmoor

Recent Sightings

Marsh Harriers are now seen most days at Radipole Lake and over at Lodmoor.  Chiffchaffs, Cetti's Warblers, Reed Warblers, Reed Buntings, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Long Tailed Tits are also being heard around the reserves, practising their songs ready for our Lodmoor Dawn Chorus Walk at the end of April (details above). Butterflies have also been seen, Brimstones, Commas, Red Admirals and Peacocks.

Over on Lodmoor, Neil B captured a stunning snap of a male Pintail

Mediterranean Gulls have also been visiting Lodmoor.  Left photo is the Mediterranean Gulls, note the coverage of black on the head and neck and the absence of black in the tail in the Mediterranean Gulls and compare with the Black Headed Gull in the photo on the right

A rather ruffled Little Egret after a close encounter with a Herring Gull

 Pintail, Mediterranean Gulls, Black Headed Gull and Little Egret by Neil Bowler @nbowler_images

 For all the latest sightings contact Radipole Lake Discovery Centre, details below or pop in and see us on Fridays or Saturdays for a chat with one of our lovely staff or volunteers. Hot and cold refreshments and ice creams are available. Card payments only.

  Lesser Celandine by Naomi Bailey

Telephone: 01305 778313

Emailweymouth.reserves@rspb.org.uk

Websitewww.rspb.org.uk/radipolelake 

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