EAST Devon District Council’s Countryside Team is delighted to welcome Mike Langman, former illustrator for the RSPB, to the Axe Estuary Wetlands on Friday 25 April to lead a training day on Advanced Bird Identification.

Mike has been a full-time bird illustrator since 1992, and his illustrations can be seen on nearly every RSPB reserve. He is also an avid birdwatcher, especially in the Devon area.

The training proved hugely popular when it first took place on the Wetlands last September. Bird lovers from all over the country attended, and were delighted to benefit from Mike’s expertise and warm enthusiasm for his subject.

Combining classroom and field sessions, Mike covers basic bird identification principles and will apply these to some of the classic ‘problem’ birds such as waders and warblers.

The day’s course costs £30, and is perfect for all bird lovers who want to advance their birdwatching skills to a higher level. Booking is essential as places are limited. To book or for further information please call 01395 517557 or email Countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk.