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Register 2022-01-18 09:00 2022-01-18 11:00 UTC Fairburn Ings

Tuesday birdwatchers: Fairburn Ings, Cut Road At the vernal equinox, bird song is in full swing and there is a chance that we’ll find both chiffchaff and willow warbler singing in Yorkshire and we may even see sand martin. It’s also a great time for the winter/spring crossover in terms of migration so visiting this area of Fairburn Ings is a fantastic chance to look for my favourite winter visitor, the smew on the main bay. We’ll also have a good chance of seeing kingfisher and watching ducks displaying. £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available leaving at 8:00am from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. What to expect Easy walking on made up paths. Be prepared for muddy ground. There is a short, steep hill at the end of the main path. This end of Fairburn has 3 hides. Toilets and cafe are available at the main RSPB Fairburn Ings visitor centre a short drive away, but there are plenty of ‘natural’ facilities. 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.

Cut Road, Fairburn, Knottingley WF11 9JF linda@startbirding.co.uk

Tuesday birdwatchers: Fairburn Ings, Cut Road

Tuesday, 21 March at 9:00 to 11:00

At the vernal equinox, bird song is in full swing and there is a chance that we’ll find both chiffchaff and willow warbler singing in Yorkshire and we may even see sand martin. It’s also a great time for the winter/spring crossover in terms of migration so visiting this area of Fairburn Ings is a fantastic chance to look for my favourite winter visitor, the smew on the main bay. We’ll also have a good chance of seeing kingfisher and watching ducks displaying. £15 per person including refreshments.

Transport

Transport is available leaving at 8:00am from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road.

What to expect

Easy walking on made up paths. Be prepared for muddy ground. There is a short, steep hill at the end of the main path. This end of Fairburn has 3 hides. Toilets and cafe are available at the main RSPB Fairburn Ings visitor centre a short drive away, but there are plenty of ‘natural’ facilities.

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.