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Anglers Country Park


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Register December 9, 2017 9:00 am December 9, 2017 1:00 pm UTC Anglers Country Park

Wakefield is home to many special birdwatching venues and Anglers Country Park is one of my favourites. This circular walk takes us through wooded and scrubland paths around a large lake. The site sits amongst farmland and is adjacent to Wintersett Reservoir. We’ll look for winter wildfowl, flocks of thrushes and finches and listen out for some early bird song. Price £25 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. If you’re making your own way there then there is free parking. There are a couple of hides at Anglers and a visitor centre with toilets and a 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 ensure you’re waterproof. Wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation and it is impossible to dry them out. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves. 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.

Haw Park Ln, Wintersett, Wakefield WF4 2EB linda@startbirding.co.uk

Wakefield is home to many special birdwatching venues and Anglers Country Park is one of my favourites. This circular walk takes us through wooded and scrubland paths around a large lake. The site sits amongst farmland and is adjacent to Wintersett Reservoir. We’ll look for winter wildfowl, flocks of thrushes and finches and listen out for some early bird song.

Price

£25 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. If you’re making your own way there then there is free parking. There are a couple of hides at Anglers and a visitor centre with toilets and a 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 ensure you’re waterproof. Wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation and it is impossible to dry them out. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves.

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.