TWITTER: Budding ornithologists concentrating hard on spotting birds
TWITTER: Budding ornithologists concentrating hard on spotting birds

YOUNGSTERS became ornithologists for the morning for the first Wild Wednesday of the year at Bowlees Visitor Centre.

The event, Flying Wild, was hosted by the Northern Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) Partnership and Natural England to teach children more about the native birdlife in the area.

Armed with binoculars children took to the trail to identify as many species of birds as they could find.

Sam Turner

There were a plethora of blue and grey tits and chaffinches along the way, but the dipper proved a little more elusive, although he finally showed himself,

Children created treats for birds including fruit kebabs, fat balls and nesting kits with moss, twigs, wool and lichen collected on the walk.

TWITTER: Budding ornithologists concentrating hard on spotting birds
TWITTER: Budding ornithologists concentrating hard on spotting birds
WILD LIFE: Holly and Charlotte Miller were in charge of the bird check sheet.
WILD LIFE: Holly and Charlotte Miller were in charge of the bird check sheet.
Oskar Davis enjoyed collecting items to help build bird nests with his grandmother Gillian Davis
Oskar Davis enjoyed collecting items to help build bird nests with his grandmother Gillian Davis