Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 11.26.27Just some of the birds that we will be hoping to see at the next course run by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust in partnership with Middlesbrough Community Learning on May 12th at Portrack Marsh and Maze Park. The free one day course “ Birdwatching for Beginners” is on May 12th and starts at 10.00 until 15.30. More information can be found at www.teeswildlife.org or to book contact 01287 363382.

A wetland nature reserve, Portrack Marsh attracts hundreds of birds each year and it provides a home to an exciting variety of other wildlife. With spring well under way we will look at the birds found on the reserve. Hopefully we will see visiting birds such as wheatear as well hearing grasshopper warblers reeling.  Other common warblers including whitethroat, willow warbler, blackcap and sedge warbler will also be around. The wetland birds will be breeding and we will take a closer look at these species that make the Marsh their home.