Nikon Wildlife Photography Weekend|
At the Wildlife Photography Weekend will be a number of small workshops which will provide an introduction of Wildlife Photography. On Sunday 14 May the centre will also be running its 6th annual Big Bird Race. Each year a trophy and prize is awarded to the birdwatcher who manages to record the highest number species of birds before 3.30pm in the afternoon. Bird experts will be on site to verify results.
London - 170 different bird species
Located in the heart of our capital city, the centre attracts more than 170 different bird species annually, some of which such as Gadwall and Shoveler are present in nationally important numbers (leading to the site being designated a SSSI – Site of Special Scientific Interest). An increasing variety also breed at the centre, including Lapwing (a bird that has seen a 50% decline in numbers in the last decade alone), Reed and Sedge Warbler, Little-ringed Plover and Pochard. Recent rarities that have dropped in to the reserve include Cattle Egret, Goshawk, Marsh Warbler and Curlew Sandpiper.
London Wetland Centre - Wildlife photographer Chris Packham
Tim Hunnable, Group Planning Manager, Nikon UK, said: ‘We hope this event will give people the chance to get to grips with the latest photography as well as benefit from sessions led by Chris Packham.’ Events Manager, Catherine Worswick said: ‘The London Wetland Centre is the ideal place to learn about photography as it provides such a beautiful setting. There are also some great subjects here such as heron which obliging tend to stay still enough to photograph easily. We are delighted to be working with Nikon on this event.’ All talks and walks are included in the price of entry to the centre and booking in advance is essential. For more information please call the London Wetland Centre.