The Penduline Tit was back over at Lodmoor on Tuesday 29th January for a fleeting visit.  The Bearded Tits have also been showing well with a number of ringed Beardies being reported to the Discovery Centre.  The reports are helping us to track individual birds movements around the reserves and how far they travel.  Please do keep your sightings coming in, it is making an important contribution to our research.  Just make a note of the colours and take a photo if you can.  Details below of the Discovery Centre contact details.

If you don't know your Great Tits from your Coal Tits, Blue Tits and Long Tailed Tits, let alone the Bearded Tits and Penduline Tits then Radipole Lake is a great place to start learning.  Why not sign up on our latest birdwatching course, details below.

Beginners Birdwatching Courses 

"New year, new hobby! There is no better time to start birdwatching than now, and here at RSPB Radipole Lake we will be offering free Beginner Birdwatching Courses. The courses will take place over three weeks, made up of two-hour guided sessions once a week.

The first session will be a back-to-basics introduction and will take place at Radipole Park and Gardens. It will cover basic binocular use and simple bird identification. The second session will be around RSPB Radipole Lake reserve, looking in greater depth at bird identification, and practising finding birds in varied habitats. The final week will take place at RSPB Lodmoor, and involve a bird walk taking in a wider variety of habitats.

There is a choice of dates:

Wednesdays: 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020 and 04/03/2020

Saturdays: 22/02/2020, 29/02/2020 and 07/03/2020

They will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The course is free but places are limited so booking is essential

Photo Credits: Penduline, Bearded, Long Tailed and Blue Tit photos by Edmund Mackrill @weymouthbirder 

For all the latest sightings and for further information about the free Birdwatching courses, contact Radipole Lake Discovery Centre, details below or pop in and see us. Hot and cold refreshments and snacks available.

Telephone: 01305 778313

Email: weymouth.reserves@rspb.org.uk

Website: www.rspb.org.uk/radipolelake

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