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Register 2022-01-18 09:00 2022-01-18 11:00 UTC Hetchell woods

Tuesday birdwatching club: 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. Booking essential, £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet at 8am at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds ring road. What to expect This is mostly easy walking but the site can become very muddy in winter. Be prepared for mud especially on one of the slopes 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 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.

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Tuesday birdwatching club: Hetchell Woods

Tuesday, 7 February at 09:00–11:00

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. Booking essential, £15 per person including refreshments.

Transport available

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

What to expect

This is mostly easy walking but the site can become very muddy in winter. Be prepared for mud especially on one of the slopes 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

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.