Welney Wetland Centre Outing

23 February 2019

10:30 - 18:30

Welney Wetland Centre
Hundred Foot Bank
Welney
United Kingdom
PE14 9TN

Tel: 01353 860711

Nature Group and East Anglia Region Outings Weekend 23rd/24thFebruary

Saturday February 23rdWelney Wetland Centre 

The Ouse Washes, of which Welney Wetland Centre Reserve is part, host around 100,000 wildfowl and waders in winter. You can see Whooper and Bewick's Swans, Hen harriers, Barn Owls, Short-eared Owls, Peregrines and Merlins.

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Ticket   Prices                              

Adult  £8.70 with gift aid and £7.90 without gift aid

Concession £7.40 with gift aid and £6.72 without gift aid

For an extra £15 and depending on the water level, you can use the basement of the main hide for photography at water surface level.

Meet in the Café at 10.30am for coffee and plans for the day. The swans are fed at 12 noon, 15.30 and 18.30pm. There is always extra action to photograph at the time of the feeds. The majority of the swans fly in around sunset and on a fine evening are a great spectacle.

The evening feed lit by floodlight is a time for some creative work perhaps. As well as photographing the swans and ducks, there are several hides to visit with opportunities for photographing Waders, Water Rail, Crane, Marsh Harriers and various other Raptors.

Welney will be running a Hare Walk at 2pm lasting about an hour. Although you are unlikely to get close enough for a good photograph, there is always a chance!! Cost: Free, included in admission, but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Book in advance by calling 01353 860711 or email info.welney@wwt.org.uk. 

Please email me if you are coming so I have an idea of numbers.  

Ann Miles
Email the event organiser

Region: East AngliaGroup(s): Nature