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Alkborough and RSPB Blacktoft


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Register November 18, 2017 8:00 am November 18, 2017 4:30 pm UTC Alkborough and RSPB Blacktoft

Visit the extensive flood plain at Alkborough Flats where the rivers Ouse and Trent join to form the Humber. For those of you who know RSPB Blacktoft well, we’ll be standing on the distant hillside that is visible to the east of the Singleton hide. At Alkborough, we’ll check the reedbeds and pools for wildfowl and waders and look for hunting hen and marsh harriers. Our afternoon visit to RSPB Blacktoft Sands will give us a second opportunity to see these wonderful birds as well as tree sparrow and bearded tit. Price £55 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required) Transport available Meet me at 8am the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. There are no hides or facilities at Alkborough but there is a small cafe. Toilets are available at Blacktoft and there are a lot of hides, most of which are close together. There is also a small visitor centre at Blacktoft but no cafe. Note for beginners If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase. What to wear Wear plenty of layers and waterproof outer clothing including coat, over-trousers and sturdy waterproof boots. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a scarf, gloves and a hat and it is a good idea to pack extra gloves and socks. Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story whether it migrates or stays in the UK the time of year when it can be seen the types of habitats preferred by different species how birds adapt to their environment.

Whitton Road, Alkborough DN15 9JG linda@startbirding.co.uk

Visit the extensive flood plain at Alkborough Flats where the rivers Ouse and Trent join to form the Humber. For those of you who know RSPB Blacktoft well, we’ll be standing on the distant hillside that is visible to the east of the Singleton hide. At Alkborough, we’ll check the reedbeds and pools for wildfowl and waders and look for hunting hen and marsh harriers. Our afternoon visit to RSPB Blacktoft Sands will give us a second opportunity to see these wonderful birds as well as tree sparrow and bearded tit.

Price

£55 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required)

Transport available

Meet me at 8am the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. There are no hides or facilities at Alkborough but there is a small cafe. Toilets are available at Blacktoft and there are a lot of hides, most of which are close together. There is also a small visitor centre at Blacktoft but no cafe.

Note for beginners

If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase.

What to wear

Wear plenty of layers and waterproof outer clothing including coat, over-trousers and sturdy waterproof boots. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a scarf, gloves and a hat and it is a good idea to pack extra gloves and socks.

Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story
  • whether it migrates or stays in the UK
  • the time of year when it can be seen
  • the types of habitats preferred by different species
  • how birds adapt to their environment.