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Eccup Reservoir


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Register 2000-01-18 09:00 2000-01-18 11:00 UTC Eccup Reservoir

Eccup reservoir is the largest stretch of water in Leeds and can, on occasion, attract birds not usually seen inland such as common scoter and great northern diver. We’ll be visiting during the autumn migration and will be checking the water for wildfowl on the move. Barnacle geese have already been seen over the last couple of weeks. We’ll also check the surrounding habitat for thrushes, red kite and common buzzard, common sandpiper and grey wagtail. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet at 8:30am at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road. What to expect Easy walking but the site can be muddy. There are no hides and no facilities apart from ‘natural’ toilets. Refreshments are provided at the end of the walk. 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 and a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat may be needed in case of bad weather. 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.

Eccup, Leeds linda@startbirding.co.uk

Eccup reservoir is the largest stretch of water in Leeds and can, on occasion, attract birds not usually seen inland such as common scoter and great northern diver. We’ll be visiting during the autumn migration and will be checking the water for wildfowl on the move. Barnacle geese have already been seen over the last couple of weeks. We’ll also check the surrounding habitat for thrushes, red kite and common buzzard, common sandpiper and grey wagtail.

Price

£15 per person including refreshments.

Transport available

Meet at 8:30am at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road.

What to expect

Easy walking but the site can be muddy. There are no hides and no facilities apart from ‘natural’ toilets. Refreshments are provided at the end of the walk.

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 and a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat may be needed in case of bad weather.

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.