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RSPB urges snappers to rediscover wildlife

second place in the South Downs National park photo competition, Heart Smart Walkers by Ray West, from Rowlands Castle

second place in the South Downs National park photo competition, Heart Smart Walkers by Ray West, from Rowlands Castle

Avid photographers are being invited to a series of free guided walks across the South Downs to try and capture the best snapshots of winter wildlife for a new competition.

The walks will explore less well-known areas of the National Park, giving people the chance to photograph farmland and wetlands that are unfamiliar to many members of the public.

As well as beautiful landscapes, photographers will get to see a variety of native birds, from woodpeckers to birds of prey, and also witness first hand the vital work of the South Downs farmers.

Anna Allum, RSPB visitor officer, said, “This is a unique opportunity to discover somewhere different, find out about the RSPB’s work here and across the South Downs – and take a photograph or two of the beautiful landscape.

“We’ll look for woodland birds as we wind our way up to the viewpoint. The RSPB manages the site to give a home to all of these winter visitors and for threatened breeding birds like lapwings and redshank.”

The inaugural South Downs Futurescape Photography Competition will raise funds for the RSPB as well as celebrate the natural beauty of the South Downs.

To find out more information about the competition, or to enter, visit www.rspb.org.uk/futurescapes/southdowns. Closing date is February 28.

For details on the guided walks, call Kelvin Cooper on 01273 763600.

 

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