News from Start Birding

Happy spring everyone. Start Birding classes are in full swing and we’ve been having some amazing wildlife experiences. One of the most notable was watching a full reed dance by local great crested grebes at St Aidan’s nature reserve. On Tuesdays, classes range from 2 hours to a full day

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Little gems close to Leeds

It’s a crisp, sunny day in mid-January and I’m watching the birds in my garden. It’s been relatively mild over the winter months so far and there is still plenty of natural food available. This is quite unusual for January when food is usually scarce. Fewer siskin, redpoll and brambling

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Movement and migration

The evenings are really drawing in now and, as autumn and winter are my favourite birding seasons, I’m listening with longing for the sound of returning flocks of pink-footed geese flying over my house. Autumn is the time when our coastlines and wetlands begin to fill with flocks of wildfowl

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