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Engine Fields, Yeadon


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Register 2022-06-24 09:00 2022-06-24 11:00 UTC Engine Fields, Yeadon

Engine Fields is a little known nature reserve in Yeadon tucked behind the Westfield industrial estate on Kirk Lane. In this 2 hour birdwatching session we’ll explore the paths and woodland around Old Dog Mill pond and take a stroll along the old railway line to look for kingfisher, goldcrest and flocks of tits, finches and thrushes. We’ll focus on early songs from robin and wren and flock contact calls. Price £15 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 facilities at the reserve but toilets can be found at nearby Morrison’s in Yeadon. 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 autumn is by wearing plenty of layers. 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. 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.

Westfield Industrial Estate, Kirk Lane, Yeadon LS19 7LX. linda@startbirding.co.uk

Engine Fields is a little known nature reserve in Yeadon tucked behind the Westfield industrial estate on Kirk Lane. In this 2 hour birdwatching session we’ll explore the paths and woodland around Old Dog Mill pond and take a stroll along the old railway line to look for kingfisher, goldcrest and flocks of tits, finches and thrushes. We’ll focus on early songs from robin and wren and flock contact calls.

Price

£15 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 facilities at the reserve but toilets can be found at nearby Morrison’s in Yeadon.

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 autumn is by wearing plenty of layers. 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. 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.