Watching Wildlife along the Cotswold Canals
Martin Wright is set to embark on the 2017 series of his popular Watching Wildlife sessions.
There are eight Wednesday dates and eight starting places.
Martin Wright organised his first series of wildlife walks five years ago.
The events have been well supported and many interesting sights and sounds have been seen and heard.
Martin is a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and his quiet passion for the subject results in a gentle but authoritative delivery of avian information.
The title explained
Martin explains the rationale behind the title ‘Watching Wildlife’
“People’s expectations and experiences vary widely. We made the decision last year that if the word ‘walk’ did not feature in the title then people’s expectations might be better met.
“The point is, that whilst we set out on a circular route of about two hours duration, there are often opportunities and activities to ponder over and watch quietly for a little longer than some committed walkers might prefer”.
Occasionally the presence of dogs amongst a group of bird-watchers can disturb the tranquillity.
This is perfectly understandable as dogs like to communicate with each other just as humans do.
However, dogs haven’t quite mastered whispering yet. So, the events will continue to operate as a dog free session.