Little Brown Jobs

Suffolk coast and heathlands

Garden Warbler.

Skulking LBJs like the Garden Warbler help us to know who they are by their unmistakeable songs and calls. Here is a great opportiunity to improve your confidence.

One of the trickiest groups of birds to identify are the “Little Brown Jobs”. Inconspicuous in plumage and often skulking in their behaviour, they prefer the cover of foliage, scrub or reeds to exposed perches. Sometimes they bounce across the sky in small flocks, giving us tantalisingly few clues to help us with their identity and it is hardly surprising that they are some of the most challenging birds to identify.  However, what they lack in visual distinction they often make up for with their vocal capabilities. During this workshop we will be visiting a variety of habitats and a number of nearby top birdwatching spots along the Suffolk coast including such excellent reserves as Walberswick, Dunwich Heath and Minsmere. Up to eleven species of warbler can be found here at this time of year and, using, songs, calls and  “jizz” we will explore the techniques for confident identification of these and other less obvious species

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Four nights dinner bed and breakfast, picnic lunches, transport throughout the event, and the services of the leader.  This price does not include personal insurance.

Insurance and items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry and phone calls.

Satis House Hotel is an 18 Century Grade 1 listed country house, in the village of Yoxford and is perfectly placed for exploration of the Suffolk coastline between Walberswick and Aldburgh. The rooms are very comfortable and well-appointed and Satis House has a reputation for excellent standards of food. For more information visit