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Hawfinches at Yorkshire Arboretum


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Register February 15, 2018 10:00 am February 15, 2018 12:00 pm UTC Hawfinches at Yorkshire Arboretum

This winter we have had an unexpected invasion of hawfinches from the continent to boost our resident population. This massive finch species has been seen all over the country, including the Leeds area, on hornbeam and yew trees. By far the best flock in Yorkshire is the one seen at the Yorkshire Arboretum. This venue has been closed for a few weeks but has now reopened to visitors Price £15 plus entrance fee (includes refreshments at the end of the walk). Transport available Meet me at 09:00 outside Argos/Habitat at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Mostly flat paths. There are toilets, a cafe and shop. Note for beginners beginners welcome. What to wear Wear plenty of layers (including base 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. Scarf, hat and gloves are essential and it’s 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.

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY linda@startbirding.co.uk

This winter we have had an unexpected invasion of hawfinches from the continent to boost our resident population. This massive finch species has been seen all over the country, including the Leeds area, on hornbeam and yew trees. By far the best flock in Yorkshire is the one seen at the Yorkshire Arboretum. This venue has been closed for a few weeks but has now reopened to visitors

Price

£15 plus entrance fee (includes refreshments at the end of the walk).

Transport available

Meet me at 09:00 outside Argos/Habitat at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Mostly flat paths. There are toilets, a cafe and shop.

Note for beginners

beginners welcome.

What to wear

Wear plenty of layers (including base 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. Scarf, hat and gloves are essential and it’s 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.