During this course we will be looking at the origin of birds and how they developed from reptiles. We’ll also look at a bird’s topography and how that knowledge can be an aid identification.
Bird photography can be an aid to identification, and we shall explore the various means of taking photographs.
We shall also explore some difficult to separate species and how to avoid pitfalls in identification.
We will also touch upon bird migration.
Visiting local sites throughout the course will enable us to put new identification skills into practice.
Please note: This course is not part of the eco-skills learning framework which you can find more out about here. This is a standalone nature course kindly organised by Flatford Mill and the tutor.
This course is not included in the BBCWildlife offer
Tutor: Carl Chapman
Carl Chapman runs a wildlife tour business based in North Norfolk and has done so for the last 14 years. He runs tours around Norfolk as well as other parts of East Anglia and other parts of the UK looking at birds as well as other wildlife. Carl also is a qualified photographer and teaches wildlife photography.
He is a qualified ornithologist and also has a keen interest in cetology. Carl is Norfolk’s Cetacean Recorder and works for several charities including Sea Watch Foundation, AFON (A Focus on Nature) and BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue). He also chaired the NNNS (Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists’ Society) through its 150th year and still plays an active role chairing the Liaison Committee of the Society which actively protects the county’s wildlife.
Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for resident bookings only.