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Hetchell woods


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Register 2022-06-24 09:00 2022-06-24 11:00 UTC Hetchell woods

It’s a while since we visited this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve. Marsh tit, linnet and grey wagtail will be our target birds for the morning as we walk around the coppiced woodland, stream and sandy heath. The site is also well known for its wildflowers including thistle broomrape (Orobanche reticulata). This is a rare parasitic plant which so far has only been found in Yorkshire within the British Isles and is sometimes called Yorkshire broomrape. It grows on thin magnesian limestone which runs through parts of Yorkshire and flowers from late June to October. Another point of interest is the rocky outcrop of Hetchell Crags and the mysterious Roman earthworks at Pompocali. Local archaeology suggests the mounds may have been removed from gritstone quarrying elsewhere and there is also a theory that this place is the site of a Roman fort. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet at 07:50 outside Argos/Habitat at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. What to expect This is mostly easy walking but the sites can become very muddy, especially on a hilly slope to the stream. 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 Wear plenty of layers and ensure 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. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry 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.

Milner Lane, Leeds LS23 6NA linda@startbirding.co.uk

It’s a while since we visited this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve. Marsh tit, linnet and grey wagtail will be our target birds for the morning as we walk around the coppiced woodland, stream and sandy heath. The site is also well known for its wildflowers including thistle broomrape (Orobanche reticulata). This is a rare parasitic plant which so far has only been found in Yorkshire within the British Isles and is sometimes called Yorkshire broomrape. It grows on thin magnesian limestone which runs through parts of Yorkshire and flowers from late June to October.

Another point of interest is the rocky outcrop of Hetchell Crags and the mysterious Roman earthworks at Pompocali. Local archaeology suggests the mounds may have been removed from gritstone quarrying elsewhere and there is also a theory that this place is the site of a Roman fort.

Price

£15 per person including refreshments.

Transport available

Meet at 07:50 outside Argos/Habitat at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road.

What to expect

This is mostly easy walking but the sites can become very muddy, especially on a hilly slope to the stream. 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

Wear plenty of layers and ensure 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. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry 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.