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RSPB St Aidan’s from Methley


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Register February 16, 2018 10:00 am February 16, 2018 12:00 pm UTC RSPB St Aidan’s from Methley

After optional breakfast from Rivers Meet Cafe at 9am we’ll head off to St Aidan’s from Methley. Spend a couple of hours birding around the reedbeds, lagoons and ridge and furrow looking for winter wildfowl and waders including goldeneye, pink-footed goose, wigeon, pintail duck, lapwing, golden plover, curlew and redshank. For those preferring perching birds, we’ll look for redpoll, goldcrest, bullfinch, stonechat and reed bunting in the surrounding habitat. Price £15 including refreshments. Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Mostly easy walking on flat ground. There are no hides at St Aidan’s but toilets are available at the visitor centre and at Rivers Meet 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 (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.

Meet at Rivers Meet Cafe, 102 Leeds Road Methley Leeds LS26 9EP linda@startbirding.co.uk

After optional breakfast from Rivers Meet Cafe at 9am we’ll head off to St Aidan’s from Methley. Spend a couple of hours birding around the reedbeds, lagoons and ridge and furrow looking for winter wildfowl and waders including goldeneye, pink-footed goose, wigeon, pintail duck, lapwing, golden plover, curlew and redshank. For those preferring perching birds, we’ll look for redpoll, goldcrest, bullfinch, stonechat and reed bunting in the surrounding habitat.

Price

£15 including refreshments.

Transport available

Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Mostly easy walking on flat ground. There are no hides at St Aidan’s but toilets are available at the visitor centre and at Rivers Meet 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 (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.