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Oakhill and Blacktoft, near Goole


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Register 2022-01-18 09:00 2022-01-18 16:30 UTC Oakhill and Blacktoft, near Goole

Oakhill NR and RSPB Blacktoft This is the first time I’ve offered Oakhill Nature Reserve as a trip with Start Birding. We’ll spend some time exploring the woodland and lake on this little known reserve before heading off for RSPB Blacktoft. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to compare harrier species at Blacktoft as both marsh and hen harriers can be seen there at this time of year. We’ll also look for snipe, tree sparrow, Cetti’s warbler and bearded tit. £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 The trick to keeping warm in the winter is by wearing plenty of layers and ensuring 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.

Oakhill and Blacktoft, near Goole linda@startbirding.co.uk

Oakhill NR and RSPB Blacktoft

Saturday, 14 January: Full day

This is the first time I’ve offered Oakhill Nature Reserve as a trip with Start Birding. We’ll spend some time exploring the woodland and lake on this little known reserve before heading off for RSPB Blacktoft. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to compare harrier species at Blacktoft as both marsh and hen harriers can be seen there at this time of year. We’ll also look for snipe, tree sparrow, Cetti’s warbler and bearded tit. £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

The trick to keeping warm in the winter is by wearing plenty of layers and ensuring 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.