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Oakhill and Blacktoft, near Goole


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Register 8400-05-22 09:00 8400-05-22 16:30 UTC Oakhill and Blacktoft, near Goole

Following on from our winter visit to Oakhill Nature Reserve, we’ll now sample the same site in the summer. This time we’ll check out the pools and hedgerows on the east of the reserve to look for dragonflies and butterflies. We’ll also look for wildflowers. At RSPB Blacktoft Sands we’ll hopefully see marsh harrier, spotted redshank, avocet, 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 Oakhill but 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 Bring layers in case of bad weather 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 and gloves for bad weather as well as water, sunscreen and insect repellent. 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.

4A Lidice Rd, Goole DN14 6XL linda@startbirding.co.uk

Following on from our winter visit to Oakhill Nature Reserve, we’ll now sample the same site in the summer. This time we’ll check out the pools and hedgerows on the east of the reserve to look for dragonflies and butterflies. We’ll also look for wildflowers. At RSPB Blacktoft Sands we’ll hopefully see marsh harrier, spotted redshank, avocet, 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 Oakhill but 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

Bring layers in case of bad weather 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 and gloves for bad weather as well as water, sunscreen and insect repellent.

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.