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Looking for Hawfinches

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This sometimes, elusive bird which feeds in the treetops has a beak adapted for cracking the toughest of seeds. In winter it can be difficult to spot, however, its bulky silhouette is distinctive. Over 20 birds were spotted in Coldwell Parrock area in 2023. We hope they won’t disappoint in 2024.

Mike Johnson will lead us through Coldwell Parrock to look for the hawfinches. We will then walk through Back Wood to overlook Silverdale Moss looking for overwintering ducks, marsh harriers and possibly bitterns.

We will walk through Challan Hall and Gait Barrows to look for overwintering thrushes and aim to be back to the car park for 1.00pm.

Meet at Gait Barrows car park at 9.30am or the adjacent laybys.

LA5 0JF Grid reference SD478 775 what3words ///bounded.clapper.cosmetic.

Leader: Mike Johnson 07540 767744

Guidance for Trips

In the interests of reducing our carbon footprint, the protection of habitats, our treasured landscape and limited venue parking, we encourage you to car share. Anyone requiring transport or willing to offer a lift please contact us via email at least four days in advance of the trip We will try to link those who may be able to car share. You will need to agree to share your email address/phone number with the car share driver/passenger to arrange pick-up times etc. You should agree the transport costs between you.

Bring a packed lunch/ refreshments.

No dogs, other than assistance dogs, are allowed on any of the walks.

Members and friends attend the field trips at their own risk and the Society cannot be held responsible for any accidents or incidents.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, check the Arnside and District Natural History Society website on the evening before the trip to see if it is going ahead. For events where you have booked a place we will email you with an update.