|North London birding hot-spot - Alexandra Park and Wood Green Reservoir.|
Date: Sunday 2 September 2012
Meeting place: The Grove car park, Alexandra Park, London N10
Transport: car parking usually available at the meeting point or nearby in Dukes Avenue N10. Public transport: the W3 bus between Wood Green (Piccadilly Line) and Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria Lines) stops by the Grove. Overground services call at Alexandra Palace station (25-minute walk)
What to bring: binoculars, clothing and footwear appropriate to the weather, refreshments as required
Alexandra Park Ornithological Group is running a free guided walk this Sunday. Gareth Richards and Dominic Mitchell will be leading the walk, and their route through the park will include the area known as the Cricket Scrub, where Gerry Rawcliffe, assisted by Bob Watts, will be holding a ringing demonstration. We should see a wide range of common woodland and parkland birds, hopefully including woodpeckers, and depending on weather conditions migrants may be in evidence - sightings in the last two days include such interesting species as Yellow Wagtail and Common Redstart. The walk will last two-three hours, depending on bird activity. Children are welcome, but no dogs please.