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Nightjar walks Coed Llandegla Forest
Join us to see this amazing nocturnal species which arrives from Africa to breed every spring. Nightjars are nocturnal birds and can be seen hawking for food at dusk and dawn. With pointed wings and a long tail their shape is similar to a kestrel or cuckoo. Their cryptic, grey-brown, mottled, streaked and barred plumage provides ideal camouflage in the daytime. They have an almost supernatural reputation with their silent flight and their mythical ability to steal milk from goats. The first indication that a nightjar is near is usually the male's churring song, rising and falling with a ventriloquial quality.
This event involves a walk approximately of 3 miles and therefore requires a certain amount of physical fitness. Initially a walk of approximately 1.25 miles is required before suitable habitat is reached. Unfortunately, the walk is not suitable for wheelchair users, persons with mobility issues or pushchairs.
This event will finish in the dark so please bring a low powered torch and insect repellent is recommended.
The walk will start at 8.30pm so please make sure you arrive 15 minutes before. Walkers should meet at the OnePlanet Cafe. If you would like to join in their BBQ before your walk, then please arrive by 7pm at the latest.
Booking essential: there are only 15 spaces per walk, so you'll need to book your place. Non-RSPB members £13, members £10.50, children £6.50 (children under 6 years old are free of charge). Our prices are per person and per day. Cost includes 50p booking fee.
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Please read here the Coed Llandegla Forest Terms and Conditions before making your purchase, these supersede our general Reserve Events Terms and Conditions.
This event has been brought to you in partnership with Tilhill and Oneplanet Adventure.
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