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Birds and Wildlife of Thursley Heath

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Thursley Heath comes to life in the Spring. Resident breeding birds such as Woodlark and Dartford Warbler are joined by migrants returning from Africa and Southern Europe which include Tree Pipit, Cuckoo and Common Redstart. In the woods, there is the possibility of that gorgeous sprite, the Firecrest and the declining Curlew may be on territory. Later in the spring, the dashing Hobby will be hawking dragonflies over the wetter areas with the possibility of Crossbills in the pines. Spring also sees the first butterflies on the wing and we should see the stunning little Green Hairstreak. Later in the year the heath specialist the Silver-studded Blue and the cryptic Grayling will be on the wing. These heaths are nationally important for their rare and scarce dragonflies and with luck, we will see the Keeled Skimmer, the beautiful Downy Emerald and the rarer, iridescent Brilliant Emerald. Commoner species will also be present such as Four-spotted Chaser and Large Red Damselfly.

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Stop At: Thursely Nature Reserve, Lower House Road Bowlhead Green, Thursley GU8 6NW England

Thursley Heath comes to life in the Spring. Resident breeding birds such as Woodlark and Dartford Warbler are joined by migrants returning from Africa and Southern Europe which include Tree Pipit, Cuckoo and Common Redstart. In the wooded margins there is that gorgeous sprite, the Firecrest and the declining Curlew may be on territory. Later, the dashing Hobby will be hawking dragonflies over the wetter areas with the possibility of Crossbills in the pines. Spring also sees the first butterflies on the wing and the heaths offer the chance to see the stunning Green Hairstreak. Later in the year we will see Silver-studded Blue and the Grayling. These heaths are nationally important for their rare and scarce dragonflies and with luck, we will see these from the boardwalks. Possibilities in the spring are the Keeled Skimmer, the beautiful Downy Emerald and the rarer, iridescent Brilliant Emerald. Commoner species will also be present such as Four-spotted Chaser and Large Red Damselfly.

Duration: 4 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Inclusions
  • Binoculars and telescope available


Exclusions
  • Lunch - Please bring your own lunch and drinks


Duration
4 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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