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Migration at Spurn and Kilnsea


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Register 2022-01-18 08:00 2022-01-18 16:30 UTC Migration at Spurn and Kilnsea

Migration at Spurn and Kilnsea Spurn lovers! Here’s the date you’ve been waiting for – the spring migration visit to the most easterly tip of Yorkshire and the migration magnet of the north. I’d be a fool (my April 1st reference) to try to second guess the birds that we might see but there will be a mixture of wetland, woodland, farmland, scrubland and seabirds to add to our list. We’ll begin with breakfast as usual at Patrington to give us plenty of energy for birding then begin our day at Kilnsea Wetlands. We’ll then move onto Beacon Ponds and the Spurn Penninsula. £55 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer 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 2 hides on the reserve and a lot of distance to cover. Facilities include a cafe and toilets. There are plenty of ‘natural’ toilet opportunities. 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 Don’t be fooled by rising temperatures in the city. It’s just as important to carry lots of layers and ensure you’re waterproof when birdwatching in open and exposed areas. 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. You’ll also need sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water. We can visit the local facilities to shed layers if the weather is warm. 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.

Easington Road, Kilnsea, HU12 0UD linda@startbirding.co.uk

Migration at Spurn and Kilnsea

Saturday, 1 April: Full day

Spurn lovers! Here’s the date you’ve been waiting for – the spring migration visit to the most easterly tip of Yorkshire and the migration magnet of the north. I’d be a fool (my April 1st reference) to try to second guess the birds that we might see but there will be a mixture of wetland, woodland, farmland, scrubland and seabirds to add to our list. We’ll begin with breakfast as usual at Patrington to give us plenty of energy for birding then begin our day at Kilnsea Wetlands. We’ll then move onto Beacon Ponds and the Spurn Penninsula. £55 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required).

Transport available

Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer 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 2 hides on the reserve and a lot of distance to cover. Facilities include a cafe and toilets. There are plenty of ‘natural’ toilet opportunities.

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

Don’t be fooled by rising temperatures in the city. It’s just as important to carry lots of layers and ensure you’re waterproof when birdwatching in open and exposed areas. 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. You’ll also need sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water. We can visit the local facilities to shed layers if the weather is warm.

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.