Spurn Bird Observatory

A few words about the Migration festival: Next Generation Birders

28 July 2014

NG Birders on getting involved with the Migration Festival Spurn: 5th-7th September 2014
Matt Bruce on behalf of the ‘Next Generation Birders’. Hi Martin,
1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Migration’ (in relation to birds)
The first thing I think of when I hear the word migration definitely depends upon the season. Spring brings to mind the first Hirundines and Warblers of the year, the excitement of hearing the first Willow Warblers and Swifts! Autumn is all about the Wader passage with any muddy field having the possibility of migrating Waders dropping in. The geese and thrushes are not bad either, coming in to spend the winter here in their thousands, flying over head, often heard before they are seen, it is pretty impressive. 2) Did you come to the Migration Festival last year?
Yes – I attended the 1st ever Migration Festival, and found the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable, despite the weather not dropping a “fall” as many hoped. The Sea Watching was my highlight, with an incredible skua passage, and witnessing a flock of snipe in active migration make land fall from their continental breeding grounds! The evening events were enjoyable and the atmosphere brilliant down the Crown and Anchor. I would recommend it to any birder as a great way to spend an Autumn weekend. A few of the many ‘Next Generation Birders’. They will be coming and hanging out at the Spurn Migration Festival. Come and join in all the action and meet up with old and meet up with old and new friends 3) What will you be doing/ bringing to this years festival.
This year, many Next Generation Birders will be present to enjoy the birding, but also to meet and talk to other birders. I am sure many OGB’s (Older Generation Birders) have plenty of knowledge and stories to pass onto us. We will also be selling some of Jonnie Fisk’s artwork, and creating a video diary of the event for the NGB blog.
Matt Bruce h2. Have you booked your Migfest tickets?

Tickets are now on sale! Spurn Migration Festival Please call 01904 659570 or email Yorkshire Wildlife Trust info@ywt.org.uk.

The Spurn Migration Festival runs from the 5th – 7th September 2014 and the prices are as follows: £14 for a day ticket, £21 for the weekend ticket and £8 for the evening lecture with delicious hog roast.

The event is hosted by Spurn bird observatory and YWT in partnership with
Birding Frontiers and Westmere Farm.

A few words about the Migration festival:  Next Generation Birders
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