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Calling all birders and bird lovers, there is a special guided bird walk in Dunham Massey on April 7, 2018, Saturday. This is a free activity, but admission charges apply. The walk starts at 11 AM and ends at 1 PM. The meeting place is at the Clock Tower. Experienced park guides will lead the walk.
Located in Greater Manchester, Dunham Massey is a popular birding place. Through this walk, you will learn about the various bird species that reside here. You will also be able to see some of their habitats. The most common birds seen at Dunham Massey include buzzards, redwings, herons, cormorants and nuthatches.
Make sure to bring your binoculars and camera to make this activity more enjoyable. If it is your first time to go on a bird walk, one important thing you should do is to wear weather-appropriate attire. The terrain of the venue should also be taken into consideration. As indicated, the special bird walk at Dunham Massey may require walking on muddy paths. Hence, wearing sturdy boots is highly recommended.
Dunham Massey is also famous for its herd of fallow deer. This deer park is fortunate enough to have all four colours of this deer species – white, melanistic, common and menil. This place has been the home of these adorable creatures since the 18th century.
From March to June, the bucks shed their old antlers. So, when you encounter them during your walk, do not be surprised to see some of them with a single antler. You may even find antlers lying around the park! It is also important that you keep your distance from the deer. You are not supposed to approach, touch or feed them.
There are limited slots available for this activity. So, make sure you make your reservations immediately or arrive at the venue early.
Photo by Pauls Imaging Photography